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 12, 1987
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: VID00029
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 86175687
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// A -Telephone: (904) 392-1965
Farming Systems Support Project
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida
3028 McCarty Hall
Gainesville. Florida 32611
June 12, 1987

On Networking # 31

Due to completion of FSSP I and the first Cooperative Agreement with
USAID S&T, and to lack of committed funding for FSSP II, changes are in
store for the FSSP network. Responses to numerous inquiries with Support
Entities (SEs) over the past twelve months indicate unanimous agreement by
the twenty-five SEs with the desire to continue the network, particularly
through: a symposium; mutual exchange of FSR/E experience, materials and
support; a newsletter; and various networking and training programs. While
AID has not committed funds for core program management beyond 1987, some
funding is evolving from other sources for specific activities. The
Livestock Network in West Africa and the Symposium have received funding
for another meeting each and we hope support will be forthcoming for a
longer period. Likewise, we expect to gain some support for continuation
of the newsletter. Our intention is to maintain these important aspects of
the network.

The 1987 and Sixth Annual Meeting of the FSSP will be held October 21 -
23, 1987 following the FSR/E Symposium at the University of Arkansas
October 18 21, 1987. This will be an important meeting as re-
constitution of the network will be necessary in keeping with funding
changes. The SE group will be open to participation from entities beyond
the original twenty-five. All interested universities and firms are
invited to participate and send representatives. Given the unique nature
of the FSSP I support base there is an expressed desire by at least half a
dozen new entities to join our group. We welcome their enthusiasm and
believe that the US based support network holds great potential for
collaborative assistance to training and technical assistance programs
involving adaptive research and extension methodologies and management. The
FSR/E methodology is alive and well the world over even though the FSSP
funding situation reflects otherwise.

Thus, we call for your continued support and enthusiasm. We will see
you in Arkansas. Please, where possible, try to help and encourage our
international counterparts to attend the Symposium and Annual Meetings
through funds from your bilateral activities. We appreciate your loyal

FSSP has an inventory of Bibliographies of Readings in Farming
Systems: Volumes 1, 2, and 3 English; Volumes 1 and 2 French and
Volumes 1 and 2 Spanish. If you can use copies for training,
academic courses, or other purposes in support of your work or
your institution contact Steve Kearl at the above address. The
inventory ranges from 400 to 1200 copies, with all versions of
volume 1 the most plentiful.


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