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Table of Contents
    Title Page
        Title Page
    Table of Contents
        Table of Contents
    Introduction
        Page 1
    Program goals
        Page 2
    Implementation: 1987 calendar, objectives and processes
        Page 2
        Africa program
            Page 3
            Page 4
            Page 5
        Training program
            Page 6
        Networking
            Page 7
    Status and institutional capability of the support entity network
        Page 8
        Page 9
    FSSP budget
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
    FSSP training program
        Page 14
    Current FSSP and related activities, 1987 calendar
        Page 15
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Page 18
        Page 19
    Support entity collaboration
        Page 20
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 23
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(Approval Pending
USAID/S&T Review)







1987 Annual Work Plan

Farming Systems Support Project

January, 1987







Cooperative Agreement No. Dan 4099-A-00-2083-00

Project No. 936-4099



Submitted to

The United States
Agency for International Development














Prepared in

cooperation with

FSSP Support Entities













CONTENTS


I. INTRODUCTION/SUMMARY . . . . . .. 1

II. PROGRAM GOALS . . . . . . .. 2

III.IMPLEMENTATION: 1987 CALENDAR, OBJECTIVES AND PROCESSES

A. Africa Program . . . . ... . 3

B. Training Program . . . . .. . 6

C. Networking . . . . ... . . 7

IV. STATUS AND INSTITUTIONAL CAPABILITY OF THE SUPPORT ENTITY NETWORK 8

V. APPENDIX

A. FSSP budget presentation . . ... .... .10
B. Training Summary . . . . ... ..... .14
C. FSSP Calendar . . . . . . .16
D. Support Entities Collaboration . . . ... ..21











I. INTRODUCTION

The 1987 FSSP work plan builds directly on planning activities and
programs established in the early years of the project generally and upon
1985 and 1986 specifically. The 1986 Annual Report provides a basis for
two major directions in FSSP planning activity. Short term implementation
and delivery is focused on 1987, a time of significant human and financial
reductions in core. Long term activity, while quite uncertain, will evolve
from a series of considerations by FSSP Support Entities (SEs) for
continuation of the FSSP.

This work plan is focused entirely on the 1987 FSSP program and in many
ways is predetermined by past work, evolving present demand in West and
Central Africa and constrained budgets. It is a January through September
plan with no assured funding beyond June. Nevertheless, certain networking
and training activities have longer term requirements. Planning will
account for potentially meeting these needs should USAID or other funding
sources desire to fullfil the commitment and continuity anticipated by the
FSSP Cooperative Agreement in 1982. The budget is presented and discussed
for calendar year 1987 as a working base for planning (Appendix A).
Flexibility in redefining short term activity to meet emerging long-term
goals has been replaced by circumstances of uncertainty. Potentials beyond
1987 are numerous for farming systems support to West and Central Africa
some of which are noted in Appendix 4. Similarly, potentials for work in
Latin America and Asia remain significant and similar to the opportunities
foregone when FSSP was asked to curtail operations in those regions in
1985. This work plan does not accomodate those potentials.

Support needs for research and extension programs designed to utilize
an FSR/E approach were anticipated in 1982 by USAID/S&T Agriculture in
design of the Farming Systems Support Project. It was anticipated that the
effort would require at least ten years. The initial Cooperative Agreement
was signed for five years. Program and network development is well
underway with results that will be most effective if a redisigned FSSP II
is possible. Returns on the initial investment are significant but
opportunities to capture important national program benefits in training
and networking are only now possible. Thus, some of 1987 will be dedicated
to support entity development of program options for which donor and buy-in
funding may result to sustain a long term support effort. Core time
invested in this effort will be limited because development of training
materials, training of trainers, national training program development and
publication of the newsletter and other reports will necessarily require a
maximum core effort.

A most impressive and commited group of US universities and consulting
firms make up the FSSP. Through leadership by their Administrative
Coordinators (primarily university directors of international programs),
and their FSSP Program Leaders along with the Technical Committee and
Advisory Council, considerable effort goes into both long and short term
FSSP planning. Other US universities and some third world universities
have expressed desires to join this network. Recognition that exchange of
experience in FSR/E applications is but one reason for this interest, there



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is network potential for strengthening a wide range of research and
curricula needs as a means for improving agricultural research and
extension.

II. PROGRAM GOALS

The primary goals of the FSSP in 1987 are:

1. To further strengthen the FSSP training base through additions to
and revisions in the training volumes. In particular emphasis will
be given to the areas of economic analysis, livestock systems,
management of research and extension programs and intra-household
and gender issues in FSR/E.

2. To publish various materials as output of the first five years of
FSSP particularly with reference to state-of-the-art advances in
FSR/E methodology and applications in national programs. Continue
expansion of newsletter contributions from practitioners throughout
the world isexpected and emphasis will be given to continuation of
the effort to serve both new and experienced programs.

3. To continue program delivery on a buy-in basis in West Africa in
particular and in training and networking activities specifically
with emphasis on national training program development. Important
in these efforts will be training of trainers, establishment of
national training plans and encouraging regional and national
strategies to support these training programs.

4. To respond as appropriate and where possible to demands on a full
buy-in basis from Asia and Latin America.

The FSSP Support Entity network will assist in all of the above
activities given adequate timing, programming and resources. Of particular
interest is the collaboration among bilateral contractors with the regional
networking, training and support needs of West Africa. With emphasis
primarily focused upon training programs to provide a continuing education
base for a wide range of practitioner needs, systems and approaches must be
designed to augment and complement educational efforts of universities both
in Africa and the US. To that end, communication and programming will
focus upon future development of a support base for training in West
Africa. The attached FSSP training strategy/executive summary (Appendix B)
represents a deliverable base for further strengthening, and ultimately,
institutionalizing those activities best suited to or adaptable to regional
and national needs.

III. IMPLEMENTATION: 1987 CALENDAR OBJECTIVES AND PROCESSES

The calendar for 1987 programs is summarized as follows (complete
calendars are in the Appendix C). Emphasis is given to follow through on
several important tasks initiated in earlier years and to building upon the
program base. Presently no activities are scheduled for Asia and the Near
East, but the FSSP Near East and Asia Advisory Committee consisting of
interested support entities continues in proposal development for special
funds to provide a small basis for support work. Similarly, no specific



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is network potential for strengthening a wide range of research and
curricula needs as a means for improving agricultural research and
extension.

II. PROGRAM GOALS

The primary goals of the FSSP in 1987 are:

1. To further strengthen the FSSP training base through additions to
and revisions in the training volumes. In particular emphasis will
be given to the areas of economic analysis, livestock systems,
management of research and extension programs and intra-household
and gender issues in FSR/E.

2. To publish various materials as output of the first five years of
FSSP particularly with reference to state-of-the-art advances in
FSR/E methodology and applications in national programs. Continue
expansion of newsletter contributions from practitioners throughout
the world isexpected and emphasis will be given to continuation of
the effort to serve both new and experienced programs.

3. To continue program delivery on a buy-in basis in West Africa in
particular and in training and networking activities specifically
with emphasis on national training program development. Important
in these efforts will be training of trainers, establishment of
national training plans and encouraging regional and national
strategies to support these training programs.

4. To respond as appropriate and where possible to demands on a full
buy-in basis from Asia and Latin America.

The FSSP Support Entity network will assist in all of the above
activities given adequate timing, programming and resources. Of particular
interest is the collaboration among bilateral contractors with the regional
networking, training and support needs of West Africa. With emphasis
primarily focused upon training programs to provide a continuing education
base for a wide range of practitioner needs, systems and approaches must be
designed to augment and complement educational efforts of universities both
in Africa and the US. To that end, communication and programming will
focus upon future development of a support base for training in West
Africa. The attached FSSP training strategy/executive summary (Appendix B)
represents a deliverable base for further strengthening, and ultimately,
institutionalizing those activities best suited to or adaptable to regional
and national needs.

III. IMPLEMENTATION: 1987 CALENDAR OBJECTIVES AND PROCESSES

The calendar for 1987 programs is summarized as follows (complete
calendars are in the Appendix C). Emphasis is given to follow through on
several important tasks initiated in earlier years and to building upon the
program base. Presently no activities are scheduled for Asia and the Near
East, but the FSSP Near East and Asia Advisory Committee consisting of
interested support entities continues in proposal development for special
funds to provide a small basis for support work. Similarly, no specific



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program activities are scheduled for Latin America. Several countries,
however, such as Argentina and Honduras are exploring in-service and short
course training programs with FSSP and with the University of Florida.

A. Africa Program

Because of the uncertainty regarding whether additional budget and a
time extension will be given to the FSSP, it has been difficult to program
the remainder of the FSSP delivery effort in West and Central Africa.
Current end of project date is September 1987. However, FSSP assistance
has been requested for several activities which will or have the potential
to extend beyond this date. Where applicable, this information is noted.
This section of the workplan related to activities projected for 1987 is
organized by country for support to specific national programs or projects.
Proposed networking activities involving two or more countries are listed
at the end. Please refer to the workplan calender for the chronological
flow of events.

Country Level Activities

Cameroon

FSSP has been involved in discussions for several years about the
possibility of locating an institution in West or Central Africa which
could serve as a regional site for an annual FSR/E training course which
could be offered in English and French. The International Development
Research Centre, IDRC-Canada, has invited the University Centre Dschang,
UCD-Cameroon, to submit a proposal to host such a regional course, using
FSSP materials and experience, in collaboration with the International
Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA-Nigeria, and the West African
Farming Systems Research Network, WAFSRN. UCD and IDRC will hold a
planning workshop to design a proposal for this course, March 30 April 3,
1987. FSSP project director and the coordinator for FSSP training and
networking activities in Africa will attend. At FSSP recommendation,
representatives of other African institutions already engaged in the
process of training in FSR/E have been invited to attend. These include
persons from ISRA, Senegal; Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria; CIMMYT East
African Economics Program, Kenya; and the University of Zimbabwe. FSSP
hopes it will be possible to schedule the three-week regional training
course, held once in English and once in French during 1986, after the UCD
workshop.

FSSP will also organize and manage the evaluation of the National
Cereals Research and Extension Project (NCRE/IITA/USAID) during February
1987 at the request of the USAID mission in Cameroon. The University of
Florida will support a participant add-on to the evaluation team, as part
of the FSSP in-service training of support entity faculty.

Niger

As a result of discussions in Gainesville and Niamey, FSSP has received
a request to support a series of FSR/E training efforts in Niger, on a
buy-in basis, in collaboration with two USAID funded projects: the
Agricultural Production Support Project (Labatt-Anderson/SALUT) and the



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Projet Productivite (DAI). The buy-in will be handled by DAI. The
proposed training activities will build on the expertise developed by the
six Niger participants, from these same two projects, who attended the FSSP
regional FSR/E training course in Bamako, Mali, in November, 1986. The
targetted participants for the in-country training course, planned for two
weeks during April, 1987, are researchers with the cereals program,
extension leaders, and faculty of the extension training college at Kollo.
FSSP expects to use the training materials developed or translated for the
regional course, along with materials focused on economic analysis,
scheduled for completion in early 1987. FSSP also intends to use this
opportunity to better adapt existing materials and course structure to fit
the needs for training extension workers in FSR/E. It is expected that if
FSSP is continued beyond the current end of project date, that collabora-
tive training efforts with these same projects in Niger would continue.

Mali

Before, during and following the FSSP Regional FSR/E course in Bamako,
the FSSP discussed the possibilities for further training support for Mali
practitioners on a buy-in basis with SECID through their PRSPR/USAID
project. FSSP trainers for the regional course worked with DRSPR and PRSPR
leaders to develop alternatives for a training strategy which could meet
the needs for national capability in FSR/E methods. SECID has subsequently
asked FSSP to assist them in running three training activities in 1987.
The first would be a short (2-3 day) workshop on FSR/E policy issues for
decision makers. The second would be a 3-4 day course focused on
diagnostic survey methods as an orientation and overview to beginning an
actual diagnostic survey in the project area. The third would be a
diagnostic survey workshop in which the participants from the earlier
overview course would participate in an actual diagnostic survey. Prior to
these training activities, the SECID project will conduct a training needs
assessment in February. Actual design and implementation of the courses
and workshop will depend on the outcome of the assessment. FSSP has been
asked to brief the person who will be conducting the assessment. The
person tentatively assigned by SECID for the assessment is currently the
head of the FSSP technical committee. This should ensure optimal use of
FSSP experience in the planning of training for the Mali project.

SECID has also informed FSSP of their desire for development of a
mechanism whereby they can assess FSSP assistance beyond the current end of
project date for support in organizing two workshops per year for their
contract.

Mauritania

FSSP has supported the Mauritania AGRES II Project (University of
Arizona/USAID) through training of Mauritanian program leaders in the FSSP
regional training courses, and through individualized training at the FSSP
Gainesville office in collaboration with University of Florida faculty.
The Arizona campus backstop for the project will visit FSSP in February to
discuss a potential buy-in for continued training support in scheduled
FSR/E courses to be held in Mauritania during 1987.





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Senegal

FSSP staff have collaborated with ISNAR in the development of a study
of the management and institutionalization of FSR/E (called OFCOR at ISNAR)
in national agricultural programs. A case study approach, drawing upon
some of the experiences of the FSSP/Population Council Project, provides
the methodological framework for the project, and nine countries have been
selected as the cases. Because of FSSP's comparative strength in the
region, one FSSP core staff member will work with the ISNAR project
management in the research and development of the Senegal case study
(February and April, 1987), as well as in the comparative analysis of all
the cases (July-August, 1987).

Zaire

A tentative request (pending final project award) has been made to FSSP
by R.R. Nathan, DAI and Global Exchange for a training course to be held in
Zaire for two weeks in June. The participants would be largely come from
volunteer and missionary NGO projects which will be part of the USAID
funded Project 102 "Food and Marketing Development".


Regional/networking

West African Integrated Livestock Network

Following the successful regional networkshop in Sierra Leone, efforts
will proceed in 1987 to produce the networkshop proceedings. These will be
published in two Volumes. Volume I. will contain the overview of the
networkshop events, discussions and evaluation. Vol. II. will contain the
papers presented either as country or thematic reports. These should be
completed and distributed by June.

The newly-elected steering committee of the network will meet in June
in Mali to visit animal power project efforts and prepare proposals for
continued funding of network activities. FSSP will support the steering
committee meeting, but outside support is necessary to hold the third
networkshop, tentatively scheduled for May-June, 1988. FSSP has initiated
a proposal for funding to GTZ and is guardedly optimistic about the
possibilities for partial support. Since this activity will take place
beyond the termination date for FSSP, discussions are already underway to
determine whether the University of Florida and WINROCK are able and
willing to take over this effort.

West African Farming Systems Research Network (WAFSRN)

No request has been formally made by the WAFSRN steering committee for
collaboration in networking activities during 1987. However, FSSP has
offered to assist the new network coordinator, when selected, in developing
the network program. (IDRC has agreed to fund the network coordinator.)
However, in the meantime, FSSP will work with UCD Cameroon to develop a
training base for the network, and will work to better integrate the animal
power networking effort within WAFSRN as soon as there is a coordinator in
place.



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CIMMYT Regional Networkshop on Gender Issues
in Farming Systems Research

FSSP has been asked by CIMMYT to assist them in conducting a regional
networkshop on gender issues and FSR. They wish to use some of the FSSP/-
Population Council case studies during the first half of the proposed
one-week activity. CIMMYT will fund two trainers to prepare and lead the
networkshop in collaboration with one CIMMYT project team member. The
activity will be held in Lusaks, Zambia from April 27 to May 3.

B. Training Program

An overall base for FSSp in FSR/E training is presented in Appendix B.
The tasks to fulfill that program in 1987 include 1) the revision and
production of a second edition of both Volume I and II, 2) development of
an economic analysis unit to be included in Volume II, 3) integration of
livestock task force material into existing Volumes I and II, 4)
development of a volume on Management and Administration for FSR/E, and 5)
development of a user's guide to accompany the materials. FSSP has
discussed inclusion of an FSR/E-Water Management Unit as part of the design
and analysis volume in cooperation with Utah State University and the Water
Management Project.

1. Revision of Volume I and II based on feedback received from
developers, trainers and trainees, FSR/E specialists, as well as
experience in short courses.

2. Development of Economic Analysis Unit The main objective of this
effort is to develop a training unit emphasizing skills and tools
used in economic analysis of on-farm trials. The training unit
will be included in Volume II of the FSSP Training Units,
"Techniques for the Design and Analysis of On-Farm Trials."

The strategy of development includes formation of a core working
group of four individuals (including FSSP training coordinator) as
well as a consulting group who will act in a direct capacity. The
task of the core working group is to produce a unit using the
format of the existing training volumes. Any necessary additional
material to supplement some of the existing units in both volumes
will also be considered.

3. Integration of Livestock Material into Volume I and II The
results of the FSSP livestock task force and other related
activities will be considered relative to topical areas within the
existing training units. Material will be integrated to the
existing units as needed.

4. Development of Management and Administration of FSR/E Volume The
main object of this effort is to develop a training resource
directed toward institutional and program managers of research and
extension organizations. It will address basic planning and
implementation activities as well as helping participants
understand their roles as institutional managers. Experiential
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organizational administration in support of integrated research and
extension programs.

5. Development of User's Guide The objective of this effort is to
provide a document for trainers which will help them to optimize
their use of the training units. It will include general
orientation to FSR/E, a basic outline of sample courses, and a
strategy for a national training program.

C. Networking

Newsletter

The FSSP newsletter will continue to be produced in English, French and
Spanish and distributed in 1987. However, given the current budgetary
situation the time frame and production of the Newsletter will be
accelerated. Four issues will be completed by September, 1987.

Bibliographies

Kansas State University

The KSU Bibliography containing approximately 1250 entries and its
supplement of 300 entries will continue to be available to the public. All
the holdings to date are on microfiche. These bibliographies represent the
cataloging and microfiching of KSU's vertical files, and include the David
Norman collection of farming systems materials.

Kansas State University is now working on cataloging and microfiching
the Peter Hildebrand collection of farming systems documents. The
incorporation of these documents continues to increase the value of the
bibliographies to farming systems practioners and all those interested in
the farming systems approach. The bibliographies will reach final
completion once these collections are cataloged and microfiched.
Farming Systems Support Project

As part of its mandate to support the growth and development of farming
systems research, the FSSP has been working to increase the availability of
farming systems research literature. Kansas State University has been
designated the lead institution for the documentation efforts of the FSSP,
and manages the annual selection of one hundred key farming systems
research documents for their annotation and publication in a
current-awareness, non-cumulative, selective bibliography. Annotation,
publication, translation into French and Spanish, and distribution of the
bibliography is also handled by KSU's Document and Information Handling
Facility. Early in 1987, both the French and Spanish translations of
Volume 3 of the bibliography will be available.

The Technical Committee is now completing its screening of final
selections for Volume 4 of the bibliography. Anticipated completion date
is early in 1987. With the publication of Volume 4 in late 1987, FSSP's
documentation effort will be completed. The KSU/CDIE documentation center
and duplicating services will continue after the life of the FSSP, thus



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ensuring that the documents contained in the farming systems research
bibliographies will remain available.

Farming Systems Symposium

After six years of hosting the Farming Systems Symposium, Kansas State
University will no longer serve as the host institution. The annual
Farming Systems Symposium will move to a new location for 1987, to the
Center for Continuing Education of the University of Arkansas in
Fayetteville, Arkansas. The University of Arkansas will be hosting the
Symposium in collaboration with Winrock International Institute for
Agricultural Development. Both institutions are support entities of the
FSSP.

A proposal was presented at the 1986 Farming Systems Annual Meeting by
the University of Arkansas that included recommendations to establish four
committees within the network and in collaboration with the FSSP to support
continuation of the symposium, and to insure a high caliber conference.
These committees are;
1. A Program Committee to interface with the FSSP Technical Committee,
2. A Host Committee,
3. A Funding Committee, and
4. A Steering Committee to interface with the FSSP Advisory Council.

A Proceedings Publication Committee was recommended as a sub-committee
of the Program Committee.

Kansas State University graciously volunteered to provide files and
consultation relative to relocation of the symposium to Arkansas. It was
agreed that the symposium would be held in Arkansas in 1987 with
deliberations relative to further positioning of the synposium on a
rotation basis at other universities and/or international locations. The
proposal recommended that the rotation be on a two or three year basis so
that hosting institutions might take advantage of the experience to further
strenghthen the program.

Dates for the Symposium have been set for October 18-21, 1987. The
theme for 1987 is "How Systems Work". Five sub-themes have been identified
for papers and poster sessions: 1) information and communication systems;
2) macro-systems; 3) agroforestry systems; 4) crop/livestock systems; and
5) crop systems.

IV. STATUS AND INSTITUTIONAL CAPABILITY OF THE SUPPORT ENTITY NETWORK

Future funding of the FSSP beyond September, 1987, remains uncertain.
However, the consensus of many support entity representatives, expressed at
various meetings, is that the FSSP should be continued if core funding can
be secured. The FSSP has asked the Support Entities to assess their
interests and commitments relative to the future of the FSSP (see Appendix
D). The Support Entities were given a list of thirteen potential FSSP II
activities as well as twelve packages taken from the thirteen potential
activities, and asked to reply to the following questions:





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1. Does the configuration of potential FSSP program activities and
program packages conform with your perception of the needs and
potentials, and to our combined ability to respond?
2. Where and how will your Support Entity want to commit to
involvement with the FSSP?
3. What specifically can your entity become involved with relative to
campus, consortium, bilateral assistance, CRSP and other programs
where FSSP linkages would be effective?

Not all Support Entities would be compelled to enter with the same
degree of participation. Support Entities and/or donors should be able to
share in lower scale benefits while higher involvement would require
greater commitment to program and funding development. Some Support
Entities might join together to assist with development of the program and
funding base for one of the potential program packages as well as
participate in implementation.

Donors or other funding sources can be approached to support all
activities, specific program packages, or parts of programs. The
managerial preference is to gain as broad a base as possible in support
funding but to make entry points flexible enough to allow participation for
special interest or where there is restricted funding.

Unit and core base requirements can be somewhat discrete for each of
the activities but an overall core is necessary, or a secured minimum core
funding base, because funding will rise and fall from program activities
over time. The overall effort cannot function on stand-by status. Thus,
core operations, regardless of location (at the Support Entity, FSSP lead
entity or a regional site) must have sustained support but can be partially
nurtured through activity fees for administration and management.


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APPENDIX A

FSSP BUDGET

The FSSP budget reflects continued reductions in both the funding base
and ability to respond. Both reductions are contrary to increased demand
for training materials in FSR/E and training program development and
delivery in West and Central Africa.

Specific reductions in the personnel base are apparent (columns 1-16).
Emphasis is given to support for the African program including training and
networking coordination, development materials and publication through the
newsletter and several network documents. In support of this work are
budgets for training of trainers (23), training unit development (30), the
newsletter and reports (20,28,29).

Regional training courses were held in the Gambia and Mali in 1986 but
future work, both at the regional and national levels, will be possible
only on a complete buy-in or fully participant-burdened fee basis.
Collaborative planning with IDRC, scheduled for Cameroon, will lead to a
basis for long-term regional training.

Network support remains for both WAFSRN (21) and WAILSN (19) which is
devoted only to program planning. Actual workshops must be participant
funded through donor support which appears likely at this time.

The funding base makes several assumptions leaving program security in
question until further confirmation is available. The final quarter of the
budget would be oriented primarily to conceptualizing new program
activities or to phase out of the project, depending on the direction of
funding options emerging during the year for a phase II. If major buy-ins
occur, budget support must be included in those buy-ins but the core base
will be severely strained to manange delivery given the present budget.






















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FSSP Expenditure/Funding Base Oct 1, 1986 Dec 31, 1987
(in Thousands)


Oct 1- Jan 1- July 1- Oct 1-
Dec 31 June 30 Sept 30 Dec 31
Expenditures -232.6 -337.8 -147.6 -101.8
Carry-over +375.0 +241.7 +248.9 +101.3
Modification + 99.3 +345.0** -


Balance +241.7 +248.9 +101.3 0.5



* Is estimate including call back on project activity, reduction of
encumbrances, indirect cost average and potential $30,000 from CDIE.


** Minimum necessary from FY 1987 funds based upon previously determined rate
by USAID/S&T at $57,500 per month and projected for 6 months.





























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FSSP BUDGET October 1, 1986 June 30, 1987

October 1- Dec 31, 1986 January 1 June 30, 1987
(in Thousands)
1 Program Management
2 Director (base & 23% fringe) 0.75 FTE 15.0 0.50 FTE 20.0
3 Secretarial (base & 23% fringe) 0.50 FTE 1.9 0.50 FTE 3.7
4 Travel & office (Director & Adv. Council) 3.7 2.3
5 Total (2-4) 20.6 26.0
6 Indirect cost (47.5% on campus) 9.8 12.4
7 Total Management (5,6) 30.4 38.4
8 Program Delivery-Africa Support Base
9 Editor (base & 23% fringe) 0.50 FTE 4.9 0.50 FTE 9.8
10 Training & Network Coordinators (base & 23%) 2.00 FTE 28.5 1.75 FTE 48.1
11 Training Unit Coordinator (base & 23% fringe) 1.00 FTE 6.9 1.00 FTE 6.9
12 Secretarial (base & 23% fringe) 2.50 FTE 9.2 2.00 FTE 14.8
13 Travel & office 13.5 14.0
14 Total (9-13) 63.0 93.6
15 Indirect cost (47.5% on campus) 29.9 44.5
16 Total Support Base (14,15) 92.9 138.1
17 Training & Network Activities
18 Case Studies 3.0 3.0
19 West African Integrated Livestock Systems Network 10.0
20 Pub & Dist. of Network Papers 2.0 8.0
21 WAFSRN General -5.0
22 Regional Short Course 20.0
23 Training Trainers 15.0
24 Total (18-23) 250 41.0
25 Ind Cost 1/2 @ 26% off-campus 1/2 @ 47.5 on-campus 9.2 15.1
26 Total Training & Networking (24,25) 34.2 56.1
27 Program Development & Worldwide Network
28 Newsletter 10.2 20.3
29 Reports 6.8
30 Training Unit Development 13.6 43.2
31 Technical Committee Travel & Communication 10.8 1.0
32 Symposium and annual Meeting 16.3 -
33 Total (28-32) 50.9 71.3
34 Ind cost @ 47.5 % 24.2 33.9
35 Total Program Development (33,34) 75.1 105.2
36 TOTAL (7,16,26,35) 232.6 337.8

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FSSP BUDGET July 1, 1987 December 31, 1987

July 1 Sept 30, 1987 Oct 1 Dec 31, 1987
(in Thousands)
1 Program Management
2 Director (base & 23% fringe) 0.50 FTE 10.0 0.25 FTE 5.0
3 Secretarial (base & 23% fringe) 0.50 FTE 1.9 0.50 FTE 1.9
4 Travel & office (Director & Adv. Council) 3.7 3.7
5 Total (2-4) 15.6 10.6
6 Indirect cost (47.5% on campus) 7.4 5.0
7 Total Management 23.0 15.6

8 Program Delivery-Africa Support Base
9 Editor (base & 23% fringe) 0.50 FTE 4.9 0.50 FTE 4.9
10 Training & Network Coordinators (base & 23%) 1.25 FTE 17.2 1.25 FTE 17.2
11 Training Unit Coordinator (base & 23% fringe) 1.00 FTE 6.9 1.00 FTE 6.9
12 Secretarial (base & 23% fringe) 2.00 FTE 7.4 1.50 FTE 5.5
13 Travel & office 7.0 5.0
14 Total (9-13) 43.4 39.5
15 Indirect cost (47.5% on campus) 20.6 18.8
16 Total Support Base (14,15) 64.0 58.3
17 Training & Network Activities
18 Case studies
19 Animal Systems Network -
20 Pub & Dist. of Network Papers 3.0 2.0
21 WAFSRN General
22 Regional Short Course
23 Training Trainers -
24 Total (18-23) 3.0 2.0
25 Ind Cost 1/2 @ 26 % off-campus 1/2 @ 47.5 on-campus 1.1 0.8
26 Total Training & Networking (24,25) 4.1 2.8
27 Program Development & Worldwide Network
28 Newsletter 10.2 10.2
29 Reports
30 Training Unit Development 27.1 -
31 Technical Committee Travel & Communication 1.0 6.8
32 Symposium & Annual Meeting -
33 Total (28-32) 38.3 17.0
34 Ind Cost @ 47.5% 18.2 8.1
35 Total Progrm Development (33,34) 56.5 25.1
36 TOTAL (7,16,26,35) 147.6 101.8
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FSSP TRAINING PROGRAM

INTRODUCTION: Farming Systems Research and Extension is a methodology directed toward improvement in technology
development for limited resource farmerl. This brochure outlines the FSSP training strategy
promoting understanding and implementation of FSR/E.

GOAL: The goal of the FSSP training program is to provide the basic foundations for development of
indigenous training capacity in Farming Systems Research and Extension (FSR/E) within National
Institutions.

OBJECTIVE: The specific objectives of the program are to initiate and implement regional and national
practitioner level short-term FSR/E training in English, French, and Spanish actuating a base for a
long term training program for the region.

PROGRAM
ACTIVITIES: DEVELOP MATERIALS DELIVER SHORTCOURSES SUPPORT TRAINING PROGRAMS

SERVICES
OFFERED: Slide Tape Modules Regional Shortcourse, Train Trainers
Selected Readings English (3 weeks) prepared to offer
Supporting Documents training-for-trainers
networking papers Regional Shortcourse, workshop on a buy-in
newsletter French (3 weeks) basis
annotated bibliographies
Training Units Regional Shortcourse, provide participant-
Diagnosis Spanish (3 weeks) add-on opportunities
On-Farm Experimentation for non-trainer
Livestock (pending development) Individual Shortcourses resource persons for
Economic Analysis (pending) on varioius aspects of in-service training
Management and Admin. (pending) FSR/E offered on a buy-in on an institutionally
Case Studies basis. Possible topics supported basis
Diagnosis- Dominican Republic include:
On-Farm Trials- Paraguay orientation to FSR/E Advise National Programs
FSSP/Population Council Intra- diagnosis on a training strategy
Household Case Studies on-farm experimentation on a buy-in basis.
Burkina Faso analysis of on-farm ex. provide orientation,
Botswana management/administration in-service and
Kenya methodological skills
Indonesia workshops
Philippines
Eastern Caribbean provide networking
Colombia opportunities
Zambia
MSTAT a microcomputer program for
the design, management and
analysis of agronomic experiments
developed by Michigan State
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APPENDIX C

CURRENT FSSP AND RELATED ACTIVITIES, 1987 CALENDAR


January 1987

January

5-6 Meeting with Mike Norvelle, Campus representative for the
Mauritania AGRES.

Meeting with S & T for approval of FSSP 1987 work
plan. C. Andrew.

Volume 3 Bibliography of Readings (Spanish) S. Kearl.

Synthesize Review comments from TU Volume I -
L.Walecka.

Econ Analysis Training Unit Technical Editing/initial
processing L. Walecka.

Livestock Training Unit identify integrator L. Walecka.

Management/Administration Training Unit -writing L.
Walecka and K. McDermott.

User's Guide outline developed L. Walecka.

5-9 Bean Cowpea/CRSP East Lansing, Michigan P. Hildebrand.

6 -Ap. 23 Teach Agriculture, Pests and Human Culture IDH-3931 -
C. Barfield (UF Entomology Department) and S. Poats.

6 Teach Science and Research Methodology, AEB 6815 -
April 23 C. Andrew.

15-19 Custom Short Course for Swazi/Penn State Participants -
J. Dean.

22-23 National Research Council (Washington) P. Hildebrand.

24- Preparation of Brochure for USAID Cameroon and IITA on the
Feb. 28 National Cereals Research and Extension Project S. Kearl

30- Mid-Project Evaluation of the NCRE/Cameroon Project
March 15 implemented by IITA K. McDermott, B. Jackson and D.
Knauft.

Advisory Council Meeting to discuss SE program interests
beyond 1984 C. Andrew.




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February 1987

February

1 Complete draft editing of book "Gender Issues and FSR/E"
S. Poats.

Publication of Impact Oriented Project Report for FSSP -
V. Crowder, G. Hermance & C. Andrew.

9-20 ISNAR Case Study work on Senegal case S. Poats.

Work on West African Integrated Livestock Networkshop
Report Publication S.Poats.

TU Volume I Tech Editing (revise) L. Walecka.

Econ Analysis Training Unit Review & integrate -
L. Walecka.

Volume 3 Bibliography of Readings (French) S. Kearl.

FSSP Newsletter (English), Volume 5, No. 1 S. Kearl.

Livestock Training Unit revisions made L. Walecka.

Mgmt/Adm. Training Unit writing L. Walecka.

User's Guide drafted L. Walecka.

16-18 Tropsoils (Hawaii) P. Hildebrand.

26-28 FSSP/Population Council Case Studies Advisory Committee
Meeting on Training Use for Case Studies at Cedar Key -
S. Poats.


March 1987

Advisory Council Meeting C. Andrew.

Begin Final Report-FSSP S.Poats.

TU Vol. I processing L. Walecka.

Econ Analysis Training Unit process reviewed material -
include in Vol. I L. Walecka.

Livestock Training Unit processing L. Walecka.

Mgmt./Adm. Training Unit production L. Walecka.

User's Guide processed L. Walecka.



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FSSP Newsletter (Spanish) Volume 5, No. 1 S. Kearl.

FSSP Newsletter (French) Volume 5, No. 1 S. Kearl.

30 4 of PCCMCA evaluation/Cornell ICTA Bean Cowpea CRSP project -
April P. Hildebrand.

30 Consultation with University Center Dschang, Cameroon on
April 4 Development of training proposal to AID and IDRC S. Poats
& C. Andrew.


April 1987

TU Vol. II Synthesis of reviews L. Walecka.

TU Vol. I Production/printing L. Walecka.

Livestock Training Unit Production/printing L. Walecka.

User's Guide Printed L. Walecka.

Volume 4 Bibliography of Readings (English) S. Kearl.

FSSP Newsletter (English) Volume 5, No. 2 S. Kearl.

15-17 AWID Conference & Case Study Workshop S. Poats.

27-May 3 CIMMYT Networkshop for East and Southern Africa on Gender
Issues and OFR/FSP, using FSSP/Population Council Case
Studies in Lusaka, Zambia S. Poats and H. Feldstein.
Two-week FSR/E Methods Course for Niger S. Poats.

Mali PRSPR/SECID/USAID FSR/E overview and concepts
shortcourse for practitioners and FSR/E workshop for
decisionmakers on policy issues S. Poats.


May 1987

Advisory Council Meeting C. Andrew.

May Case Studies Training for Trainers Course- WIAD/UF and
FSSP/Population Council S. Poats.

TU Vo. II Revisions made L. Walecka.

4 Teach Agricultural Development Administration -
June 12 K. McDermott and C. Andrew.

FSSP Newsletter (Spanish) Volume 5, No. 2 S. Kearl.

FSSP Newsletter (French) Volume 5, No. 2 S. Kearl.




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4-8 Annual Review-Tropsoils (tentative) P.Hildebrand.

May-June West African Integrated Livestock Networkshop on Animal
Power in a Farming Systems Perspective S. Poats.


June 1987

June 1 Deadline for submission to Westview Press of "Gender Issues
and FSR/E" S. Poats

FSSP Project Overview S. Kearl & Core.

TU Vol II Processing L. Walecka.

Vol. I & II/French identify recipients & distribute
complementary copies L. Walecka.

Completion of FSSP/Population Council Case Studies

TU Distribution

West African Integrated Livestock Network Steering
Committee Meeting Tentative (Bamako, Mali) S. Poats.


July 1987

July Personal leave/Consulting for ISNAR S. Poats.

FSSP Newsletter (English), Volume 5, No. 3 S. Kearl.

FSR/E Three-week Short Course for USAID Participants
Presently in US and Others University of Florida


August 1987

August-Sept Mali PSRPR/SECID/USAID Diagnostic Survey Workshop (2
Weeks) S. Poats.

Advisory Council Meeting C. Andrew.


3-7 AAEA-East Lansing, Michigan P. Hildebrand

FSSP Annual Planning Meeting (contingent upon project
status).

Aug-Dec Teach AGG 5505 Plant Protection in Tropical Ecosystems -
C. Barfield and S. Poats.


September 1987



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September FSSP Newsletter Volume 5, No. 4 S. Kearl.

FSSP 1987 Annual Report FSSP Core Staff


October 1987

October

18-21 FSR/E Symposium, University of Arkansas FSSP Core Staff.

22-23 (FSSP) Annual Meeting, University of Arkansas FSSP Core
Staff


November 1987

November




December 1987

December































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APPENDIX D

SUPPORT ENTITY COLLABORATION
TABLE I: POTENTIAL FSSP II ACTIVITIES

Activities SE Involvement/Commitment Funding Required
1. Informal communication 1. Network membership small 1. Minor funding
clearing house. fee provide information to (Varied term).
"On-NETWORKING" type
instruments.

2. Core support base to 2. Collaboration with 2. Funding for a core
manage any or all of the Advisory and Technical minimum of two FTEs
programs listed below responsibilities for the and support. Size of
(3-13). the support network base. core budget depends on
number of program
activities and contri-
bution to core from
buy-in activity (5 yr
term).

3. Newsletter and 3. Network user fees if 3. Funding for informa-
publication/information necessary, assist with tion package (editor &
Service current FSSP proposal development, support) to maintain
newsletter,documentation provide FSR/E state-of- worldwide FS informat-
and publication program. the-art and program tion network(5 yr term).
information/knowledge.

4. Symposia or workshop 4. Participant and 4. Funding for secretar-
and experience exchange institutional user fees iat support to comple-
Current FSR/E Symposium along with commitments to ment user fees (5 yr
(US) & possible regional assist in proposal & fund term).
affiliates through development, hosting,
region based networks. committee actions, etc.

5. Regional networking 5. Commitment to assist 5. Funding for core
support and US Network. in proposal and fund support and for regional
development, participation secretariat support
with technical & advisory (Varied term).
committees, and in program
delivery. Possible insti-
tutional membership fee in
US network if necessary.

6. Centralized training 6. Commitment to assist in 6. Proposals (group of
materials development & proposal and fund develop- units or unit by unit)
state-of-the-art ment participation and/or for funding by potential
synthesis. lead in task forces(varied user agencies such as
degrees of funding) for donors, IARCs national
training unit development programs (Varied term).
and delivery (testing).





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Activities SE Involvement/Commitment Funding Required
7. Training of Trainers 7. Commitment to assist in 7. Proposals (series of
program and centralized proposal & fund development courses or course by
support network for participation and/or lead course) for funding by
trainers. in development & delivery potential user agencies
of short courses, and for regional and
identification of high national support to
potential trainers. trainers (Varied term-
planning horizon
desired).

8. Regional training 8. Commitment through bi- 8. AID mission leader-
(W. Africa for example). lateral contracts to ship and other donor &
collaborate in program core participation
development and funding as in commiting general
well as delivery through support through parti-
fully funded participant cipant fees to nourish
fees (including adminis- program core develop-
trative management fees. ment & delivery. General
donor collaboration in
achieving integrated
regional training
support (5-10 year
term).

9. National Training 9. Commitment through bi- 9. Action by donor
program support service. lateral contracts to agencies on funding
achieve national "training needs for national
programs" with planning training programs and
for support interventions support to long term
on a program & fund basis. ventures drawing on
Commitment to strengthen worldwide training
support capability and to support intervention
lead and/or participate in as appropriate
assignments. Assist with (5-10 year term).
proposal & fund develop-
ment for core base.

10. Formal U.S. Training 10.Commitment to curric- 10. Prescription by
(BS, MS & PhD) ulum development in FSR/E donors in funding
as complement to majors in student programs re-
bio-phys. and soc. sci. quiring some FSR/E
Provide assistantships, course work. Either
minors and other stimuli added funding or some
to augment participation. reallocation to
stimulate balanced
training (long term).









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Activities SE Involvement/Commitment Funding Required

11. Regional institution- 11. Collaborative support 11. Core support by
alization. Regional of bilateral contractors donors to selected
training and support and other national support region based univer-
bases established projects to participation sities and/or other
through core transition. with the selected institut- entities to assume
ions. SE commitment to pro- functions similar to
posal and fund development. FSSP (5 to 10 yr term).

12. Limited technical 12. Utilization by SEs in 12. Increased sensi-
assistance. orientation/training/ tivity & coimitment to
participant add-on ser- strengthening TA human
vices for TA participation resource base.
and/or leadership in
program delivery.

13. Full technical 13. Commitment to sub- 13. Commitment by USAID
assistance support for contracting from central missions to rational
FSR/E team development unit to deliver services timing and planning
and deployment. to USAID. Commitment to framework (past
lean and uncomplicated experience is good).
procurement process. Con- Commitment by USAID
tributions to development Bureaus to core manage-
and maintenance of a ment fund as well as
bio-data service. fee or mission delivery
to sustain core.





























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TABLE II

PROGRAM PACKAGES RESULTING FROM VARIOUS
COMBINATIONS OF PROGRAM ACTIVITIES


PROGRAM PACKAGES PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

A. Minimum Networking 1

B. World Wide Network Base 1,2,3,4

C. Regionally Extended World Wide Network 1,2,3,4,5

D. Minimum US Training Base 10

E. Minimum Training and Network Base 1,10

F. World Wide Training Development Base 2,6,7,10

G. World Wide Formal Training Base 2,10,11

H. Regionally Extended World Wide Formal and
Informal Training Base 2,6,7,8,9,10,11

I. State-of-The-Art Synthesis Base 1,2,3,4,6

J. Minimum Technical Assistance 2,12

K. World Wide Technical Assistance 2,12,13

L. Total World Wide Farming System Support Program 1 through 13























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