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: June 10, 1985
Copyright Date: 1985
Subject: Agricultural education -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
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: VID00021
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 86175687
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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 # 21 June 10, 1985

Symposium/Annual Meetings

The FSSP Core, Advisory Council, and Technical Committee call for your
recommendations concerning the agenda for the forthcoming FSSP Annual
Meeting October 16 18, 1985. The Advisory Council, in an April 24, 1985
meeting, recommended, and the FSSP Core has confirmed the following:

1. For Africa, SADCA, SAFGRAD, and WAFSRN will be specifically invited
to send participants to the Symposium and Annual Meeting.

2. CRSP directors are encouraged to attend and a small panel of CRSP
directors will discuss FSR in their respective programs.

3. Annual meeting workshops should include discussions of FSSP
handbooks and guidelines, training unit development materials, FSR/E
project evaluation and progress with bilateral linkages.

Logistically plans call for the annual meeting to open Wednesday
afternoon immediately following the symposium with the CRSP panel.
Thursday will be devoted to workshop topics with a reception Thursday
evening. Friday will be reserved for meetings of the ACs, PLs, Advisory
Council, Technical Committee, Regional Committees and Task and other
working groups.

The Advisory Council encourages and the Core concurs that the FSSP
should fund only one participant from each support entity given the present
budget situation. Each support entity is encouraged to send the AC and PL
to the meeting along with program associates as appropriate and possible.

Your thoughts on the agenda will be welcomed by any member of the Core,
Advisory Council or Technical Committee.

Informal Publications

Copies of the FSSP Procedural Manual were mailed to Program Leaders and
Administrative Coordinators June 7 and by June 30 they can expect to
receive the 1984 Annual Report. For those who desire to understand how the
FSSP is organized, functions and has met commitments since inception of the
project, these documents will be helpful.

FSSP Evaluation

Each support entity is presently being asked to assess its relationship
to FSSP and involvements with FSR/E activities in a short evaluation


instrument provided by USAID/Science and Technology. This activity is part
of the mid project evaluation of FSSP to occur June 24 28. Your
affiliation with FSSP was established with three purposes in mind: 1) to
strenghten bilateral capability to support and participate in USAID
technical assistance to agricultural research and extension, 2) to further
,US and state interests in the farming systems approach, and 3) to support
and participate in activities of the FSSP as (or if) they emerge in demand
from the USAID Missions in an area for which you or your institution maybe
qualified to respond. If you care to make input into this evaluation
process, please contact your Program Leader and/or Administrative

Management Changes

Anson Bertrand announced in April that Don Osburn would join Wendell
Morse as Co-project manager for the FSSP. Don Osburn, as overall project
manager, is responsible for program supervion and coordination. Wendell
Morse as co-project manager is responsible for implementation, management
of communications, logistics and FSSP/AID Mission relations. Don presently
is directing the FSSP evaluation effort. Wendell continues to perform in
an outstanding manner in program implementation. We are fortunate in
having his leadership and express our appreciation to Dr. Bertrand for
maintaining strong S&T project management support to the FSSP.

Conference on

The Women and Agriculture Program of the University of Florida
announces an interdisciplinary conference on "Gender Issues in Farming
Systems Research and Extension (FSR/E)" to be held in Gainesville, Florida
from February 26-March 1, 1986. The conference's primary objective is to
bring together scholars and practitioners with expertise and interest in
Farming Systems Research and Extension to discuss state-of-the-art issues
related to the role of gender in FSR/E. The conference will include
plenary panel discussions, workshops and training sessions, and keynote
addresses by noted speakers. Participation will be by invitation, and
attendance open to the public. Some workshop sessions may have limited

Proposals for participation in the conference are invited. Conference
sessions will address specific issues of theory, method, and policy related
to FSR/E in different developing regions, systematically comparing African
and Latin American experiences. Papers should address specific issues
relevant to the conference focus (the whole farming system; intra-household
dynamics; institutional and policy concerns; definition of research
domains; on-farm research and extension; monitoring and evaluation). Whole
panels of comparative papers on Africa and Latin America may also be
proposed. Those interested in participating should summarize their
proposed contribution and give specific information on the data to be used,
its relation to FSR/E, the geographic focus, and relevance to the
designated themes. Letters and abstracts of papers must be sent by
September 1, 1985, to Dr. Marianne Schmink, WIA Co-Director, Center for
Latin America Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611.

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