Group Title: On demand: Farming Systems Support Project
Title: On demand
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Title: On demand
Physical Description: v. : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Farming Systems Support Project
Publisher: Farming Systems Support Project.
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: March 1984
Copyright Date: 1984
Subject: Agricultural education -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Agricultural development projects -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
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General Note: Description based on: No. 2 (Mar. 30, 1984); title from caption.
General Note: Latest issue consulted: No. 3 (May 18, 1984)
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Telephone: (904) 392-1965
FF$P rming Systems Support Project
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida
3028 McCarty Hall
Gainesville, Florida 32611

On Demand # 1

March 1984

To keep you informed of what may result in demand for FSSP
services we have a choice wait until everything is firm, or
report to you when our own information is tentative. This series
of notes "On Demand" has been initiated to do the latter. It is
intended to keep you alert to the possibilities that are
developing for project and Support Entity involvement.

On Demand #1 deals exclusively with an upcoming project in
the Gambia. If you have an interest, please let us know. If you
can qualify or specify your interest according to the various
alternatives, please do so. If you have questions please call
either FSSP offices (904) 392-2309 or Ken McDermott (703) 538-454+


A Project Identification
Document (PID) for "Agricultural
Research and Diversification,"
Project Number 635-0219, has
been approved by AID/Washington
(AID/W). The Project Paper (PP)
will be prepared this summer and
will take about seven weeks.

The PID is the first document in
the project development process.
Even if approved, the approval
may carry some suggestions to
the Mission for modification; so
the PID is tentative. Even if
it were not modified the PP
design could make same

Decision has not been made on
who will do the PP. AID/W
recamnends the Collaborative
Assistance Mode (CAM), in which
the same contractor would both
design and implement the
project. The decision will be
made in the Mission.

Expectations are that the a
project will be implemented by a

university, even if otherwise
Alternatives for design are these:
1. CAM. Competition for
contractor would be
complete before design.
3. IQC (Indefinite
Quantity Contractor).
4. PSC (Personal Services
Contract). The AID/W
project officer would
recruit and backstop a

No matter what alternative is used,
decision has been made that Jim
Osborne, an AID officer from REDSO
(Regional Economic Development
Services Office), will be the
design team leader. This is
consistent with CAM, which involves
a three-way collaboration--AID,
Host Country, Contractor. Plans
calls for a pre-design trip to The
Gambia for a senior officer of the
Contractor, if the project goes
CAM, to make preparations for the
design effort (FSSP will plan such
a trip if it does the design).



Purpose of the project is the
"rehabilitation, further
development, and expansion of
The Gambia's applied
agricultural research system so
that it systematically tests a
range of promising improved
cultivation packages for
traditional and new crops and
products under Gambian
conditions and, following
extensive on-farm trials,
promotes their extension to the
rural population at large."

The PID calls for a design team
of four-an agronomic researcher
with extension experience, an
agricultural economist, and a
livestock specialist, in addition
to Osborne. The project will
build on three current projects,
which apparently are
terminating: Forestry, Mixed
Farming, and Soil and Water
Management. The PID mentions a
seven to 10 year project.

It will work in both crops and
livestock and both research and
extension. It will be concerned
with domestic food production and
with export production. Peanuts
are The Gambia's largest export
earner. The project is also
concerned with institution

We have indicated that FSSP can
fit in a variety of ways. It can
organize and manage the design
team, it can help organize a team
if Personal Service Contracts are
used, or it can help with team
orientation and support urder all
alternatives--CAM, IQC, PS E. We
have also indicated that FSSP can
support the implementation in a
variety of ways.

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