Group Title: On networking : Farming Systems Support Project
Title: On networking
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Title: On networking
Physical Description: v. : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Farming Systems Support Project
Publisher: Farming Systems Support Project.
Place of Publication: Gainesville Fla
Publication Date: April 9, 1985
Copyright Date: 1985
Subject: Agricultural education -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
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General Note: Description based on: No. 6 (July 6, 1984); title from caption.
General Note: Latest issue consulted: No. 14 (Oct. 24, 1984)
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Volume ID: VID00018
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Telephone: (904) 392-1965
Farming Systems Support Project

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida
3028 McCarty Hall
Gainesville, Florida 32611
On Networking # 18 April 9, 1985

The English version of the Bibliography of Readings in Farming Systems,
1984 Volume I has been issued at last (Spanish and French versions are due
to be released next week). The distribution process is underway through
the A.I.D. Document and Information Handling Facility (DIHF) in Chevy
Chase, Maryland. DIHF is using the FSSP Newsletter mailing list to
distribute this publication, so you should expect to receive a copy in the
mail, if you haven't already.

This is the first in a series of bibliographies that will be issued by
the FSSP through the efforts of Kansas State University (KSU), which serves
as the lead institution for this documentation effort. KSU has Volume II
of the series well underway, having selected and submitted the requisite
.100 items to DIHF for cataloging, annotation and translation into Spanish
and French.

* KSU has developed a comprehensive FSR Documentation Center through its
A.I.D. Strengthening Grant and through support from the FSSP for the
bibliograpy series. While managing the selection of 100 key FSR documents
is KSU's responsibility, all of the FSSP support entities should accept the
responsibility of providing the staff at Kansas with items to be nominated
for inclusion in the bibliographies.

The "farming systems group" at each university and institution could
make a valuable contribution to the bibliography series by formalizing a
literature selection process at their respective facilities as an FSSP
support activity. Neal Flora (Professor Cornelia Butler Flora, KSU)
provides the following parameters for the selection process:
those items that would be of most use to
practitioners of farming systems research in the field.
a minimum of articles on the general philosophy
of farming systems or those presenting a general
focus on field manuals and papers that illuminate
particular points within farming systems research and
extension methodology, particularly practice that can be
generalized to other situations.
individual papers and articles in collections
will be considered (entire books of readings or entire
,proceedings of conferences will not).
English as well as foreign-language items,
Particularly in French and Spanish, are eligible for
send copies of each item nominated;, copies should
{be suitable for reproduction (submitting a title or
Lbibliographical reference is insufficient).


Participation by many individuals in supporting this effort to date is
greatly appreciated. The FSSP and KSU welcome and encourage your
contributions to the bibliography. Contributions will also be sought from
FSSP Newsletter readers, to extend the invitation to as wide an audience as
possible. Send copies of selected articles and papers to:

FSR Bibliography
Resources on Developing Countries, Libraries
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas 66505

Inventory Update Since the FSSP Newsletter published its Directory of
Farming Systems Research Projects (Volume Two, Number Four) more than 50
new project listings have been received. If there are bilateral contracts
through your university or institution which have been omitted from the
Directory, please bring them to our attention. Appropriate forms are
included in the centerspread of the Directory.
Plans are for the FSSP to publish an expanded version later this year,
however, there may be an opportunity for the Directory to become a more
comprehensive and useful publication. An expression of interest has been
received from FAO to collaborate on a worldwide farming systems activities
inventory that would far exceed the scope of the FSSP Directory.

Summer Institute of Intensive French International Programs at the
University of Florida is sponsoring Training for Food and Agricultural
Professionals interested in Development Projects in Africa, July 1-27,
1985. Primary emphasis will be on French communication skills in listening
and speaking, with training in reading for comprehension. In addition to 6
hours of formal study daily, participants will have meals and recreation in
French. An intensive month's study will normally achieve one step in the
FSI scoring ladder.
The intensive four-week course of study costs $1,700 which includes
$1000 tuition for 120 hours instruction and 248 hours of supervised
conversation practice, and $700 for room-and board. Additional information
is available from: Dr. Esther Y. Smith- Language Coordinator, International
Programs, University of Florida, 3028 McCarty Hall, Gainesville, Florida

Position Announcement: Farming Systems Economist
Location: Zambia
Qualifications: PhD in Agricultural Economics with specialization in
production economics, farm management, agricultural development, resource
economics, household economics or a related field. Previous experience in
farming systems research and/or as a member of a multidisciplinary team
conducting research in a lesser-developed country. Preference will be given
to individuals with prior experience in Africa.
Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Contact: Dr. Wesley D. Seitz, Head, Department of Agricultural
Economics, University of Illinois, 305 Mumford Hall, 1301 W. Gregory Drive,
Urbana IL 61801. (Telephone: 217-333-1810)
Deadline: April 26, 1985

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