Springer celebrates 175 years of publishing excellence! Join us >>

System Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development

Applications of Systems Approaches at the Field Level

Volume 2: Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Systems Approaches for Agricultural Development, held at IRRI, Los Baños, Philippines, 6–8 December 1995

Editors: Kropff, M.J., Teng, P., Aggarwal, P.K., Bouma, J., Bouman, B.A.M., Jones, J.W., Van Laar, H.H. (Eds.)

Buy this book

eBook $349.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-0754-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $439.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-7923-4286-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $439.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-4763-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Systems approaches for agricultural development are needed to determine rational strategies for the role of agriculture in national development. Mathematical models and computer simulation provide objective tools for applying science to determine and evaluate options for resource management at field, farm and regional scales. However, these tools would not be fully utilizable without incorporating social and economic dimensions into their application.
The second international symposium, Systems Approaches for Agricultural Development (SAAD), held in Los Baños, 6-8 December 1995, fostered this link between the biophysical sciences and the social sciences in the selection of keynote papers and oral presentations, a selection of which are included in these books. The contents further reflect how systems approaches have definitely moved beyond the research mode into the application mode. The large number and high quality of interdisciplinary research projects reported from different parts of the globe, to determine land use options that will meet multiple goals and yet sustain natural resource bases, is a key indicator of this `coming of age'. At the farm level, where trade-off decisions between processes and products (commodities) feature strongly, much progress is also evident in the development of systems-based tools for decision making. At the field level optimization of resource use and minimizing environmental effects has become of major concern for which systems approaches are indispensable.
The books, of which Volume I deals with regional and farm studies level and Volume II with field level studies, will be of particular interest to all agricultural scientists and planners, as well as students interested in multidisciplinary and holistic approaches to agricultural development.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • The challenge of integrating systems approach in plant breeding: opportunities, accomplishments and limitations

    Aggarwal, P. K. (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Using systems approaches for targeting site-specific management on field level

    Bouma, J. (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

  • New high-yielding, weed competitive rice plant types drawing from O. sativa and O. glaberrima genepools

    Dingkuhn, M. (et al.)

    Pages 37-52

  • Improving rice tolerance to barnyardgrass through early crop vigour: simulations with INTERCOM

    Lindquist, J. L. (et al.)

    Pages 53-62

  • Recent advances in breeding for drought tolerance in maize

    Edmeades, G. O. (et al.)

    Pages 63-78

Buy this book

eBook $349.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-0754-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $439.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-7923-4286-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $439.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-4763-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applications of Systems Approaches at the Field Level
Book Subtitle
Volume 2: Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Systems Approaches for Agricultural Development, held at IRRI, Los Baños, Philippines, 6–8 December 1995
Editors
  • M.J. Kropff
  • Paul Teng
  • P.K. Aggarwal
  • Johan Bouma
  • B.A.M Bouman
  • John W. Jones
  • H.H. Van Laar
Series Title
System Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development
Series Volume
6
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0754-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0754-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4286-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4763-2
Series ISSN
0928-9526
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 468
Topics