System Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development

Understanding Options for Agricultural Production

Editors: Tsuji, G.Y., Hoogenboom, G., Thornton, P.K. (Eds.)

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The first premise of this book is that farmers need access to options for improving their situation. In agricultural terms, these options might be manage­ ment alternatives or different crops to grow, that can stabilize or increase household income, that reduce soil degradation and dependence on off-farm inputs, or that exploit local market opportunities. Farmers need a facilitating environment, in which affordable credit is available if needed, in which policies are conducive to judicious management of natural resources, and in which costs and prices of production are stable. Another key ingredient of this facilitating environment is information: an understanding of which options are viable, how these operate at the farm level, and what their impact may be on the things that farmers perceive as being important. The second premise is that systems analysis and simulation have an impor­ tant role to play in fostering this understanding of options, traditional field experimentation being time-consuming and costly. This book summarizes the activities of the International Benchmark Sites Network for Agrotechnology Transfer (IBSNAT) project, an international initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). IBSNAT was an attempt to demonstrate the effectiveness of understanding options through systems analysis and simulation for the ultimate benefit of farm households in the tropics and subtropics. The idea for the book was first suggested at one of the last IBSNAT group meetings held at the University of Hawaii in 1993.

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`... it is a `must' book for current or potential users of the DSSAT system and it also could be recommended for research scientists interested in developing and applying crop models and decision support systems in agriculture. This is a good book and it would be a valuable contribution to relevant libraries.'
Plant Growth Regulation, 26 (1998)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Overview of IBSNAT

    Uehara, G. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Data for model operation, calibration, and evaluation

    Hunt, L. A. (et al.)

    Pages 9-39

  • Soil water balance and plant water stress

    Ritchie, J. T.

    Pages 41-54

  • Nitrogen balance and crop response to nitrogen in upland and lowland cropping systems

    Godwin, D. C. (et al.)

    Pages 55-77

  • Cereal growth, development and yield

    Ritchie, J. T. (et al.)

    Pages 79-98

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Options for Agricultural Production
Editors
  • G.Y. Tsuji
  • G. Hoogenboom
  • P.K. Thornton
Series Title
System Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development
Series Volume
7
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-3624-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-3624-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4833-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4940-7
Series ISSN
0928-9526
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 400
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