Farming Systems Research into the 21st Century: The New Dynamic

Editors: Darnhofer, Ika, Gibbon, David, Dedieu, Benoît (Eds.)

  • A comprehensive overview of systems approaches as applied to farming and rural development
  • Demonstrates the strengths of combining systems thinking, interdisciplinarity, and participation to achieve lasting change
  • Over 60 cartoons that convey key messages at a glance
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Farming Systems Research has three core characteristics: it builds on systems thinking, it depends on the close collaboration between social and biophysical sciences, and it relies on participation to build co-learning processes. Farming Systems Research posits that to contribute towards sustainable rural development, both interdisciplinary collaborations and local actor engagement are needed. Together, they allow for changes in understanding and changes in practices. This book gives an overview of the insights generated in 20 years of Farming Systems Research. It retraces the emergence and development of Farming Systems Research in Europe, summarises the state-of-the-art for key areas, and provides an outlook on new explorations, especially those tackling the dynamic nature of farming systems and their interaction with the natural environment and the context of action.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Farming Systems Research: an approach to inquiry

    Darnhofer, Ika (et al.)

    Pages 3-31

  • The origins of the European IFSA: the first meetings and the agenda renewal

    Brossier, Jacques (et al.)

    Pages 33-48

  • Early Farming Systems Research and Extension experience in Africa and possible relevance for FSR in Europe

    Bingen, Jim (et al.)

    Pages 49-71

  • Textual analysis and scientometric mapping of the dynamic knowledge in and around the IFSA community

    Barbier, Marc (et al.)

    Pages 73-94

  • Methodological themes in Farming Systems Research and implications for learning in higher education

    Gibbon, David

    Pages 95-115

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Farming Systems Research into the 21st Century: The New Dynamic
Editors
  • Ika Darnhofer
  • David Gibbon
  • Benoît Dedieu
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4503-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4503-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4502-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8357-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 490
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