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Executive Summary......... ... ..... ... ..............................

Main Report

I. Setting............. ..... ......... .... ....... .... ....... 2

II. General Accomplishments......... ..... ..................3

III. Conclusion......................... ...................... 3

IV. Activity Reports

35. Poats/The Gambia/01/06 to 01/18/84............ ...............4

36. Poey/Paraguay/01/13 to 02/05/84.. .............. ......7

37. Sappie/Paraguay/ 01/19 to 02/05/84........................9

38. Arcia-Hansen/Honduras/01/84............................. 11

39. Jones/C6sta Rica/01/31 to 02/04/84.......................14

40. Poey/Guatemala/02/22 to 03/02/84........... .... .. ..... 17

41. Jones/Guatemala/02/24 to 03/03/84........................19

42. Poats/The Gambia/03/05 to 03/21/84.......................21

43. Janicki/Malawi/03/19 to 03/30/84.........................23

44. Kaunda/MSTAT/03/19 to 03/31/84........ ....... ..... ....25

45. Poats/Senegal/03/21 to 03/29/84 ......................27

Executive Suanary

During the sixth quarter several implementation activities were
fully underway. FSSP sponsored courses taught in Paraguay, an
orientation course planned for the Ganbia, and a project evaluation in
Honduras. Initial contacts were made in Senegal and with IICA and
CATIE in Costa Rica. Three individuals' attendance at the MSTAT
computer workshop at Michigan State University was sponsored.

Strategies were developed for West Africa, Latin America, training
of trainers, and communication generally. A further definition of
regional strategy had been prompted to increase proactive programming
in West Africa and to screen Latin American demands. In Washington,
although the Latin American Bureau was responsive to the workplan, few
comments were offered by the African Bureau. Even with no previous
programming in Asia, the Asia Bureau showed strong enthusiasm.

Attention was paid to the balance of time spent on Core
administration and management and direct involvement in program
delivery. Initial meetings of the Technical Committee produced task
force guidelines. The project established a procedure for activity
implementation involving Core, the Technical Cammitee, and AID


Concerns carried over from the previous quarter included preparation
of the Annual Report and Work plan. While drafts were available at
the close of 1983, a considerable amount of work was necessary to
bring those drafts to final form. At the same time, several
implementation activities were fully underway. Courses were being
taught in Paraguay and an orientation course was being planned for The
Gambia which would involve several AID Missions in the Gamiba/West
Africa region. It was by then evident that demand for assistance in
Latin America could well exceed that in Africa, based upon the
theretofore continuous flow of requests and delivery needs in the
former region. Thus, a strategy was called for that would further
delineate emphasis on proactive programming, particularly in West
Africa. At the same time it was necessary to devise means for
screening the Latin American demands. Resource capability and
preparedness of Latin America for FSR/E, based upon a history of
technical assistance in the early 1960s through the 1970s,is quite


Presentation of the 1984 Work Plan to the AID Regional Bureaus and
S&T indicated a repeated pattern of strong enthusiasm by the Asia
Bureau even though there had been no previous programming for Asia.
The priorities had lain with West Africa and with delivery on requests
that were imminent in Latin America at the inception of the project.
The Latin American Bureau was responsive to the overall Work Plan and
willing to consider ways to address the significant demand flowing
fran that region. The Africa Bureau was not very responsive to the
1984 Work plan and brought forward few conments for the final
revision. This statement is important because significant suggestions
were forthcoming frcm that bureau after the Work plan which were
finalized and placed before the Core for implementation purposes.
This is not to serve as a criticism of the Africa Bureau but to
suggest that an improved mechanism for development and review of the
Work Plan must be instituted. A continuous dialogue is necessary, as
time will permit, so that plans of work are in focus relative to
Bureau and Mission concerns, relations and programs.

The quarter saw the initial meetings of the Technical Committee
and the establishment of a solid framework for task force support to
the Technical Comnittee and to the Core. Task force guidelines were
discussed and drafted by the Director in cooperation with the Advisory
Council. These guidelines were provided to the Technical Comnittee to
strengthen their role in assisting with state-of-the-arts synthesis
and concern for the overall development and well being of the farming
systems approach to integrated research and extension.

A procedure for activity implementation was established within the
Core and will be extended to involvements with the Technical
Committee, task groups and AID management. The procedure is to

develop "action memos" surrounding a particular planned activity and
implementation need. These action memos will be thoroughly reviewed
by the Core with counsel frcm the Technical Committee, the Advisory
Council and AID management. Results of these reviews will be brought
into a consensus with decisions by the Director and the specification
of one or more "implementation memos" to follow, for purposes of
directing program activities. A series of action memos were requested
from the Core, including general program issues related to the regions
and the functional responsibilities of the FSSP inclusive of
networking, training, technical assistance, and state-of-the-arts
synthesis. Memos were also solicited in the area of general
administration of the project, communication, state-of-the-arts
synthesis, and FSR/E program and methodology development in
management. While several demands were placed on the Core to provide
outside support, emphasis was given to broadening the SE base for
involvement in technical assistance endeavors where the Core had
previously established'operating modes. Experience of the Core was
such that these activities could be pushed out to SEs with same
knowledge of what would be involved. Thus, the FSSP Core devoted
itself to same in-house development work to facilitate implementation
further into 1984 and the overall project. Strategies were born for
West Africa, for the training of.trainers, and for Latin America and
communication generally, that will be significant throughout the life
of the project.


It was evident from this quarter's activity that issues regarding
available time for internal Core management and administration needed
to be stressed earlier in the program. A balance is needed between
administration, management and direct involvement in delivery by the
Core. As the program expands through support by SE's, this balance
will seek a reasonable working equilibrium. No particular suggestions
are made at this time for changing the balance. One observation is
that the evolution of this project suggests how difficult it is to
establish technical assistance endeavors under the short time frames
that are so often expected in the funding instruments with which we
have to deal. Nevertheless, it is especially obvious to the FSSP that
investments, through Title XII and BIFAD, in strengthening grant
programs and the like, have laid the groundwork for successful
involvements with a concept such as that embodied by the FSSP. The
time appears right for good solid support programming if the full
impact of the cooperative agreement can be realized.

35. S.Poats/The Gambia/Jan 6-18,1984

Region: West Africa
Country: The Gambia
Assignment: Planning the Family Systems Workshop/ FSSP
Name: Susan Poats
Date of Activity: Jan. 6-18,1984
Team: Susan Poats
John Caldwell
Home Institution: FSSP (University of Florida)
Address: Fanning Systems Support Project
International Programs
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida
3028 McCarty Hall
Gainesville, Florida 32611


Objectives: 1. To plan logistics, participants, and content of a
family systems workshop, sponsored by FSSP to be held in Gambia,
March 12-20,1984.

Accaoplishments: Successfully planned workshop for March 12-20,1984.

1. Presented an overview of the purpose and objectives of the
workshop, proposed dates to the MFP staff;

2. Agreed to open workshop's first day's presentations to a wider

3. Met with Len Maczynski and arranged his presentation for the

4. Visited sites of workshop and field work.

5. Wrote tentative draft schedule for the workshop.

Needs/Problems: 1. Original concern of the MFP was that their project
was not designed as an FSR project originally, and could not be
turned around into an FSR project at this late date.

2. Same concern expressed at USAID over our desire to hold all or
a portion of the workshop "in the field." Although MFP strongly
supported the field location in order to have same "hands-on"
practice with FSR techniques, USAID felt that accommodations in
such a location would be inadequate. Agreed to make exploratory
trip--ultimately satisfied with field location.

3. In discussion of the value of Farming Systems for the Sapu
staff, Solomon, felt that the greatest problem was a

weak link between administration and field staff.

4. Regarding on-farm trials, Solomon said that the station was not
really sure of its maize recommendations which were based on
station research. He indicated, however, that researchers were
reluctant to do on-farm trials because of lower yields.


Institutions: MFP Mixed Fanning project
Individuals: Russo, Sandra, Mixed Farming Project/CID/USA -
Len Malcynski, OMVG
Mr. Tasmir Jagne, Senior Ag Officer
Ms. Amy Jallow, Ag Superintendent
Ms. Mamy Senghore, Training Center Supervisor

Fulcher, Glen, project Leader
Alers-Montalvo, Manuel, Sociologist
Scotty ? Range Ecologist
Kidman, Don, Agronanist
Haydu, John, Ag. Economist
Sal ?, Agronomy
Alieu ?, Animal Scientist
Ahmad ?, Agronomist
Babucar, Gai, Comnunications
Melanie, ?, P.C.V. assigned to MFP

Mr. Tan Senghore, agronomist, Sapu Research Station
Mr. Onar Rye, Forage Unit Extension Agent
Mr. Dodon M. Nyang, Department of Cooperation

John Caldwell, VPI
Steve Franzel, DAI
Susan V. Poats, FSSP
Marie M. Sambou, Gambia Department of Ag.
Thanas Eponou, CIRES
Mohamed A.Cole, Department of Agriculture, Gambia
Albert H.A. Cox, Department of Agriculture, Gambia
Kalamanlie juwara, Ministry of Agriculture, Gambia
John Haydu
Thomas A Fretz, VPI
Ken Swanberg, USAID/W
Thomas Hobgood, USAID/Banjul
Neil Patrick
Janko S.B. Fofana, Ministry of Agriculture, Gambia
Wilbur E. Scarborough, USAID/Sierra Leone
Seth vordzorgbe, Crops Research Institute, Ghana
Scotty Deffendol
Manuel Alers Montalvo, CSU
Dikongue Matam Njo-Lea
William P. Spencer, USAID/Mixed Farming Gambia
Jacob C. Allen,Department of Agriculture, Gambia

Saihou Taal, Department of Agriculture, Gambia
Adama Faye, I.S.R.A.
Jean Fancois Tourrand, G.E.R.D.A.T.-France
Anadou M. Allow, MFP,Gambia
Divril M'Baye, Department SODEVA, Senegal
Mohamed T. Dahniya, Njala University College, Sierra
T.G. Senghore, Department of Agriculture, Gambia
Duncan Boughton,c/o British High Commission, Gambia
Solanon J.E. Owens, MFP, Ministry of Ag. Gambia
Sana M. Jabang, Department of Ag. Gambia
Alieu B. Joof, Animal Health and production, Gambia
Rosalie H. Norem, ISU
Mulumba Kamuanga, I.S.R.A. Senegal

potential Trainers:
publication Potential:


Demands on FSSP: To deliver planned workshop on Mar.12-20,1984.

FSSP camnitment-prcmised responses: Ccmmitted to said workshop
Materials collected:
Contributions to Inventory:

36. Poey/Paraguay/01/13 to 02/05/84

Region: Latin America
Country: Paraguay
Assignment: To organize a short course in FSR for PTPA and SEAG in
Asuncion, Paraguay.
Name: Federico poey
Date of Activity: 01/13 to 02/05/84
Team: Poey, valazquez, Sappie, Herrera, Ozaeta
Home Institution: AGRIDEC
Address: 1414 Ferdinand Street
Coral Gables, FL 33134


1. To organize and finance a three-week applied course on the
Farming Systems Approach.

2. To follow-up necessary logistics and coordination of activities
with AID Mission and the Proyecto de Tecnologia para Pequenos
Agricultures (PTPA) in Servicio de Extension Agropecuaria (SEAG)
in Asuncion.

3. To identify and prepare audio visuals and reading material for
the course.

1. Spent one week reviewing farming systems theoretical concepts
and methodologies.

2. Spent one week carrying on a "Sondeo."

3. Spent one week identifying problems and alternative solutions
and developing a workplan.

4. Covered theoretical concepts including a) stages of FSR/E, b)
recommendation domains, c) "sondeo" methodologies,
d) on-farm research trials, and e) pre-selection of alternatives
and interpretation of results.

5. The implementation of FSR&E approach is now a fact in the PTPA
project (see Needs/Problems).

6. International funding for research and extension are locally
available and new projects are being considered that can well
adopt the FSR/E concept.


1. The implementation of a Farming Systems approach to research
and extension through extension programs with limited

cannunication with research counterpart is difficult. However,
the task was made less difficult by the following:

a. the logic of the farming systems approach to research and
extension is undeniable,
b. the motivation phase through a seminar for decision-makers
followed by an applied course on the FSR & E approach kept
interest high,
c. a convinced leadership at the national level (SEAG) and the
international sponsor (AID) that prompted decisions and funded
d. the collaborating international support of CIMMYT and FSSP to
research and extension, respectively, with cannon farming systems
e. a proper selection of experienced instructors and consultants
woth a clear perception of the local bureaucracy and leadership


Institutions: PTPA- Proyecto de Tecnologia para Pequenos Agri.
SEAG- Servicio de Extension Agropecuaria.
potential Trainers:
publication Potential:


Deaands on FSSP: The PTPA initiative should be closely followed and
backstopped by FSSP as it will serve as a model for other projects
in Paraguay and other countries.

FSSP canmitment-prcmised responses:
Materials collected:
Contributions to Inventory:

37. Sappie/Paraguay/ 01/19 to 02/05/84

Region: Latin America
Country: Paraguay
Assignment: Sondeo Mission to Paraguay
Name: Glenn Sappie
Date of Activity: 01/19 to 02/05/84
Team: F. Poey, Juan Herrera, Rene valazquez, Mario Ozaeta, Glenn
Sappie, and Paraguayan nationals from seven regional agriculture
centers developed with PTPA.
Home Institution: university of Florida
Address: university of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611


1. To conduct a short course on Sondeo, provide a practical,
hands-on workshop in Experimental Design and on-farm Trial

1. Presented North Florida slide module followed by discussions.

2. Organized and implemented a Sondeo to be applied in local area.

3. Prepared a written sondeo report.

4. An operational plan was worked on to deal with the identified

5. presented Sondeo report to Ministry of Agriculture officials
and SAID.

Needs/Problems: None specified.


Institutions: Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadero (MAG)
Servicio de Extension Agricola y Ganadereo (SEAG)
F. Poey Project leader
Juan M. Herrera Statistician from ICTA
Mario Ozaeta hired by Paraguayan Government for 1+ years to
coordinate PTPA
Miguel A. Ruiz
Enrique S. France
Senor Ruiz, Ministry of Ag. official
Rene valazquez
Pedro Leno Morel, Ministry of Ag, National supervisor
Blair Cooper, Rural Development Officer
Oscar Carballo, PTPA counterpart
Candido Bogado Agent Jefe, Departmento de Itapua
Jose F Bareiro

Angela Galeano
Felix Otazo
Gustabo Grance

Potential Trainers: Candido Bogado and Angela Galeano
Publication potential: Sondeo Report and Case Study


Demands on FSSP: Nothing Definite. Possible future Sondeo in
Department fo Itapua, Coronel Bogado and San Pedro del Parana.
FSSP comnitment-pranised responses: Dr. Poey's continued collaboration,
send Newsletter.
Materials collected: Sondeo report and slides
Contributions to Inventory: Slide training module and case study.


38. Arcia-Hansen/Honduras/01/84
(this abstract is still pending approval by the authors)

Region: Latin America
Country: Honduras
Assignment: Project Evaluation of the Honduras Agricultural Research
Project (HARP).
Name: Gustavo Arcia, Art Hansen, Vernon Cardwell, Marson Marvel (taken
fram report's executive summary)
Date of Activity: 01/84
Team: Dr. Art Hansen, University of Florida, anthropologist
Dr. Mason E. Marvel, Ayudamos, vegetable crops specialist
Dr. Vernon B. Cardwell, university of Minnesota, agronanist
Dr. .Gustavo Arcia, Research Triangle Institute, agricultural


1. To perform the first evaluation for the HARP. The specific
objectives include the following:

a. To assess the achievements and weaknesses of the present

b. To place these achievements and weaknesses in the context
of the Project and the current host country situation,

c. To determine if the Contract should be extended for six

d. To recommend any corrective measures for the remainder of
the Contract.

1. Completed evaluation and wrote a report including

1. Original flaws in Contract design and understanding of how
expatriate technical assistance personnel could fit into the
present DIA, including the flaw of designing a farming
systems research support project to last only 18 or 24
months, have caused on-going problems.

Recommendation: It is recommended that agreement be reached
among DIA (previously National Program for Agricultural
Research PNIA), the Ministry of Natural Resources (MRN)
Regional Director, USAID, and HARP personnel on a) the scope
of work for the remainder of the HARP contract, b) salaries
for Honduran HARP personnel, c) relationships among, and
lines of authority between ,DIA, HARP, and the MRN regional
director, and d) a possible Contract extension of six months.

2. At least three changes in the project's scope of work have
occurred, all initiated either by USAID or DIA.

Reccmaendation: During the final six months of the Contract,
HARP should a) drastically cut back on direct field research,
b) concentrate on analysis of existing data, c) stress
technical support for Honduran researchers, and d) emphasize

3. Uncertainty about the salaries of Honduran HARP personnel
has consistently been an important financial issue.

Recommendation: If agreements have not been reached, and
sufficient USAID funding for training and or the extension
assured in writing before the end of February 1984, HARP
should terminate at the end of its scheduled 18 months.

4. There has been a recurrent and consistent problem of
methodological arguments about divergent definitions of
"farming systems research" and "on-farm research". Another
problem has been disagreements over the extent of leadership
HARP should exercise. This contributed to the
organizational confusion and to a structural opposition
between the Honduran and the New Mexico State University
(NMSU) staffs of Honduras Agricultural Research Project

Recminedation: The HARP team should schedule regular weekly
meetings in which the only topic of discussion is research

5. USAID is involved in a number of existing and proposed
projects in the general area of agricultural research and
development. There is no obvious program unifying these
projects nor clarifying their relationship with FSR.

Recommendation: USAID should commission an evaluation of its
agricultural research and development efforts.

6. Quarterly reports for HARP have been delayed, fragmented
and a source of dissatisfaction for MRN because they seem to
identify HARP as solely a Consortium for International
Development (CID)/NMSU endeavor. The flow of TDY consultants
and other visitors to and from HARP, San Pedro Sula and
Regional university Center for the Atlantic Coast (CURLA)
puzzles and irritates many Hondurans, They wonder about the
source of funding for such activities and the amount of time
such visits take away frma research priorities.

Recommendation: a) HARP should refocus its attention on the
quarterly and annual reports. These reports need to be more
rapidly distributed. b) All project sponsors need to be
properly identified on reports. c)The HARP quarterly reports
should include the quarterly reports for all HARP personnel.

d)All short term personnel should leave behind draft reports
in Spanish before leaving Honduras. e) DIA and MRN Regional
Director should be informed in advance of all CID or MSU
administrative or technical people who will be visiting
Honduras and HARP.


BIFAD Board for International Food and Agricultural
CATIE Centro Agronanico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza
CIAT Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical
CID Consortium for International Development
CIMMYT Centro Internacional para el Mejoramiento de Maize y
CIP Centro Internacional de la Ppa
CURLA Regional University Center for the Atlantic Coast
DEA Department of Agricultural Extension
DIA Department of Agricultural Research
EAP Escuela Agricola panamericana
HARP Honduras Agricultural Research project
IADS International Agricultural Development Service
IARC International Agricultural Research Service
ICTA Instituto de ciencia y Tecnologia Agricola
MRN Ministry of Natural Resources
NMSU New Mexico State University
PNIA National Agricultural Research program (now DIA)
UNAT National Unit for Technical Support
USAID united States Agency for International Development

potential Trainers: none given
publication Potential: Evaluation of Honduras Agricultural
Research project CID/NMSU Contract, published by FSSP


Demands on FSSP:
FSSP cromitment-promised responses:
Materials collected:
Contributions to Inventory:

39. J.Jones/Costa Rica/Jan 31-Feb 4,1984

Region: Central America
Country: Costa Rica
Assignment: Initialize relations with IICA and CATIE
Name: James C. Jones
Date of Activity: Jan 31-Feb 4,1984
Hcme Institution: FSSP (University of Florida)
Address: Farming Systems Support Project
International programs
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida
3028 McCarty Hall
Gainesville, Florida' 32611


Objectives: To initiate FSSP relations with Inter-American Institute
for Cooperation on Agriculture(IICA) and Centro Agronomico
Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenza(CATIE).

Accomplishments: Talks with-Quentin West, Jorge Soria, Dave Joslyn,
Jeff Jones, Carlos Burgos, Marco Esnaola, Maricano Rodriguez,
Raul Moreno, Sergio Sepulvera.

SNeeds/Problems: 1. Some people (ROCAP tc.) fear that IICA will have
an oppressive effect on CATIE. The close relationship between
the two is not necessarily a good thing.

2. CATIE realized that animals were important on small farms of
the region and began to apply same of the crop methodologies to
livestock. But they have found the validation phase extremely
difficult when working with animals since you cannot apply
treatments selectively.


Institutions: CATIE; IICA
Quentin M. West Subdirector General of IICA; former head of OICD,

Jorge Soria subdirector General Adjunto de Desarrollo de
programs. An Ecuadorian biological scientist
formerly with CATIE.

Dave Josyln A ROCAP forester managing the USAID/CATIE farming
systems project. We traveled together to Turrialba
in AID vehicle.

Carlos Burgos a biological scientist now interim head of CATIE,
pending arrival of new head, one Sarte of Panama.
Also head of CATIE Crop Production Department. Ph.D

fran U of Florida.

Marco Esnaola

Marciano Rodriguez

Raul Moreno

German Escopbar

Sergio Sepulvera

Jeff Jones

Chilean head of CATIE Animal Production Department.
English educated.

Panananian soils scientist. Head of outreach
program, Crop production Department. Graduate of U
of Florida.

Former head of CATIE Crop production Department.
Long time at CATIE. Chilean.

Colombian agricultural economist, formerly with
IICA. Worked closely with Ken Swanberg on Caqueza
project, Colmabia. Active in CATIE training

Chilean agricultural economist, now U.S. citizen.
Just began working with CATIE, where charged with
planning and evaluation.

an American anthropologist now residing in
Turrialba who does occasional contract work for
CATIE and other agencies.

Potential Trainers:
publication potential:


Demands on FSSP: 1. FSSP and IICA could collaborate in several ways.
a) The FSSP could help with training and technical assistance on IICA
projects. b) as FSSP enters a country, it could contact IICA to find
out what projects the former is involved in. c) IICA could help the
FSSP fulfill its training and technical assistance mandates, d) IICA
has a far flung structure and projects in many countries; the FSSP
could fit FSR/E to sane of these projects.

2. a) CATIE would.like to help FSSP with Technical Assistance
activities in Latin America occasionally contributing a member to a
team. The FSSP would pay only travel and per diem.
b) CATIE might help with sane of FSSP course development, or even
delivery, of activities in Latin America.

3. Esnaola would like for the FSSP to help CATIE in its design of
mixed farms and will try to formulate a request through AID/ROCAP.

4. IDRC is interested in doing a workshop to discuss
methodologies for mixed systems research.

5. Moreno asked for any listings the FSSP might have of FSR/E
projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.

6. Sepulvera suggests that the FSSP might help with the 4 month
cropping systems course taught at CATIE. The FSSP coul send people
with experience from different areas to lecture in the course.
FSSP ccamitment-prmnised responses:
Materials collected: Literature frcm IICA
Contributions to Inventory:


40. F.Poey/Guatemala/02/27 to 03/02/84

Region: Central Anerica
Country: Guatemala
Assignment: Farming Systems Seminar
Name: Federico Poey
Date of Activity: Feb.27-Mar.2,1984
Team: Dr. Federico Poey
Ing. Juan Manuel Herrera
Ing. Rcmero Solano
Ing. Rolando Estrada

Home Institution:


1414 Ferdinand Street
Coral Gables, FL 33134


Objectives: 1. To assist in the preparation of and to participate in
a farming systems seminar in Guatemala.

2. To contribute to the program design, implementation, and

3. To identify and prepare support material.

4. To lecture on selected topics.

Accomplishments: Successfully fulfilled
Needs/Problems: None stated.


Institutions: PRECODEPA FSSP
Oscar Orozco
Sergio Ruano
Federico Poey
Eugenio Martinez
Jim Jones
Douglas Horton
peter pischof
Carlos Mejia
Roberto Rodriguez
Danilo palma
Julio valerio, Dominican Republic
Persio Rodriguez, Dominican Republic
Wiberto Fiallos, Honduras
Adan Bonilla, Honduras
Carlos Ramirez, Costa Rica
Antonio Zumbado, Costa Rica
Luis urriola, panama


Alejandro Delgado, Panama
Wenceslao Aguilar. El Salvador
Jose Trejo, El Salvador
Manuel villareal, Mexico
Dr. Delgado

Carlos Rodriguez
Carlos Ordonez
Miguel Ortiz
Edgar Rios
Rodrigo Arias
Alvaro del Cid
Rolando Estrada
Edgar Garcia Chiu
Arulfo Hernandez
Hector Orozco
Rony de Paz
Enrique Santizo
Carlos Gutierrez
~Eanuel Velasquez
Estuardo Dubon
Ricardo Gamboa
Gustavo Tovar
Edgar Garcia

Potential Trainers: Oscar Orozco
publication Potential:


Demands on FSSP: There is a clear demand to carry on these types of
seninars/events at the national level in the countries
represented. A sequence of two events was discussed; 1) a seminar
at the national decision-makers level to be followed by 2) a
longer course for practitioners.

FSSP cacmitment-prcmised responses: None made.
Materials collected:
Contributions to Inventory:

41. J.Jones/Guatemala/02/24-03/03/84

Region: Central America
Country: Guatemala
Assignment: PRECODEPA FSR/E Seminar
Name: James C. Jones
Date of Activity: Feb 24- Mar 3,1984
Home Institution: FSSP (University of Florida)
Address: Farming Systems Support Project
International programs
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida
3028 McCarty Hall
Gainesville, Florida 32611


Objectives: To participate in FSR/E seminar whose objective was to
familiarize researchers from program Regional Cooperativo de Papa
(PRECODEPA) with the famning systems approach.

Accomplishments: Both written evaluations and offhand comments by
participants suggest that the seminar was exteremly successful.

Needs/Problems: 1. One of the participants kindly reminded all present
at the workshop that issues such as political power, land reform,
and agricultural policy were not touched upon during the seminar.
yet, these are vital issues today in Central America and the
Caribbean and have definet implications for the farming systems
approach to research and extension.


Institutions: PRECODEPA; IICT

Individuals: participants in the Seminar-

Carlos Mejia Duverge
Carlos Roberto Ramirez
Antonio Zumbado Rojas
Luis Alberto Urriola
Manuel Jesus Villarreal
Alejandro Cesar Delgado
roberto Rodriguez Chavez
persio Rafael Rodriguez
peter Rischof
Julio Anibal Valerio
Wiberto Fiallos Nodriguez
Eugenio Martinez
Rigoberto Delgado L.
Douglas Horton

Jim Jones
Federico Poey
Rolando Arturo Estrada
Rony Guillermo de Paz
Hector Manfredo Orozco
Alvaro Roverto Del Cid
Edgar Garcia Chiu
Arnulfo Napoleon Hernandez
*Eduardo A. Landaverri
Oscar Lionel Orozco
Marco Antonio Santisteban
Leonzo Godinez Lopez
Edgar Garcia Henandez
Gustavo Adolfo Tobar
Rodrigo Arias Azurdia
Carlos Roberto Ordonez
Edgar Vinicio Rios
Miguel Angel Ortiz
Luis Enrique Santizo
Enmanuel Velasquez A.]
Carlos E. Gutierrez
Estuardo Dubon Gacez
Sergio Ruano
Ricardo Gamboa p.
Manuel A. Alonzo
perfect Gonzalez

potential Trainers:
publication Potential:


Demands on FSSP:
FSSP canmitment-prcnised responses:
Materials collected:
Contributions to Inventory:

42. Poats/The Gambia/03/05 to 03/21/84

Region: West Africa
Country: The Gambia
Assignment: The Gambia/West African Farming Systems Workshop
Name: Susan Poats
Date of Activity: 03/05 to 03/21/84
Team: S. Poats, J..Caldwell, S. Franzel
Home Institution: FSSP (University of Florida)
Address: Farming Systems Support Project
International Programs
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida
3028 McCarty Hall
Gainesville, Florida 32611

1. To deliver the second Farming Systems Workshop sponsored by the
FSSP in the West African region. Workshop objectives were:
a. Training- Reaching a consensus on FSR. Gaining better
knowledge of what it is and how to do it.
b. Networking- Bring people together to exchange experiences.

1. Completed workshop as planned. Discussed the following:
a. History, concepts and philosophy
b. A case study of CIMMYT's approach to FSR in East Africa
c. Methods of doing a sondeo
d. Design and Management of FSR for data analysis
e. On-farm research with livestock
f. How to institutionalize FSR within the national agricultural



Jacob Allen, Gambia
Duncan Boughton, Gambia
Mohammed Dahniya, Gambia
Scotty Deffendol, USA Gambia
Thonas Eponou, Ivory Coast
Adama Faye, Senegal
Janko Fofana, Gambia
Thomas A. Fretz, USA
John Haydu, USAID/Gambia
Thanas Hobgood, USAID/Gambia
Sana M. Jabang, Gambia
Amah Jallow, Gambia
Alieu Joof, Gambia

Dibril, M'Baye, Senegal
Manuel Alers Montalvo, USA Gambia
Dikongue M. Njo Lea, Cameroon
Rosalie Norem, USA
Solomon J. E. Owens, Gambia
Neil Patrick, USA Gambia
Marie Sambou, Gambia
Wilbur Scarborough, USAID/Sierra Leone
Thomas Senghore, Gambia
William Spencer, USA Gambia
Ken Swanberg, USAID/Washington
Saihou Taal, Gambia
Jean Francois Tourrand, France/Senegal
Seth Vordzorgbe, Ghana

Potential Trainers:
Publication Potential: proceedings is being prepared. Sondeo report
is completed.


Demands on FSSP: As with each new training experience, suggestions
and comments for improvement were made. When possible these will be
incorporated into future FSSP training activities.

FSSP cacmitment-pranised responses: 1. Follow-up TA with design team.
2. FSR training

Materials collected: none

Contributions to Inventory: none


43. Janicki/Malawi/03/19 to 03/30/84

Region: East Africa
Country: Malawi
Assignment: MSTAT Training Workshop (Michigan State University)
Name: Lawrence J. Jankicki
Date of Activity: March 19-30, 1984
L. Janicki, A. Kaunda, W. Lupiya, g. Mkamanga
Home Institution: International programs
3028 McCarty Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611.


P.O. Box 158
Chitedze Agricultural research Station
Lilongwe, Malawi

Objectives: 1. To assess the value of MSTAT as a potential.
research tool in developing countries with respect to
research design, analysis, and evaluation, especially with
regard to on-farm research with a farming systems

2. To learn about and became proficient in the use
of the MSTAT Statistical Analysis program for Microcomputers.

3. To organize an in-country workshop to train
Department of Agriculture Research Staff to use the MSTAT
program and also serve as a critical of users to assist in
the training of other research officers.

Accamplishments: 1. Three Malawi research officers were
introduced to the MSTAT program and successfully completed
the two week workshop. Two of the officers returned to
Malawi to assume responsibilities as trainers and resource
personnel with regard to the introduction of MSTAT in Malawi.

2. Plans were made to conduct an MSTAT
workshop in Malawi during the period May 28-June 8, 1984.

Needs/problems: 1. Local arrangements in Malawi are needed to
provide for the use of 4 apple microcomputers to train 12
Malawi agricultural officers as trainers for MSTAT.


Institutions: Michigan State University
Crop & Soil Science Dept.

Department of Agricultural Economics
USAID/UF/Malawi Agricultural Development Project

Individuals: Dr. .R. Freed (MSU)
Dr. T. Stillwell (MSU)
Dr. M. Weber (MSB)

Potential Trainers:' L. J. Janicki
A. Kaunda
W. Lupiya
G. MKamanga

publication Potential: None


Demands on FSSP: Continued funding of MSTAT workshops (Malawi,
Ecuador, Senegal)

FSSP comitment-pranised responses: Assistance in Malawi

Materials collected: One MSTAT manual and program disks (Apple

Contributions to Inventory: One MSTAT manual and program disks
(Apple computer).

44. Kaunda/MSTAT/03/19 to 03/31/84

Region: North America
Country: Michigan State University
Assignment: MSTAT Workkshop
Name: Kaunda, A.H.
Date of Activity: 03/19 to 03/31/84
Team: Janiki, Kaunda, Lupiya
Home Institution: Makoka Research Station
Address: private Bag 3
Thondwe, Malawi


1. To attend the Michigan State University Workshop addressing the
microcomputer program called MSTAT.

Statistical packages covered during the talk were:
1. ANOVA for the Apple computer
2. Herbicide Evaluation Manager
3. Herbicide Research Manager
6. SAE
7. Speed stat
9. Statistical Analysis Package

Needs/Problems: none stated


Institutions: Michigan State university
Workshop Participants:
Ndiaga Cisse- ISRA, Senegal, cowpea breeder
Carlos Cortes, INIAP- Ecuador, Agronmaist
Maria Haag Ankara, Turkey
Wayne Hagg CIMMYT, Ankara, Turkey
Abdrabboh Ismail Field Crop Research Institute, Maize program,
Agricultural Research Center, Orman, Egypt
Lawrence Janicki University of Florida, Agronanist
Austin Hawkins Kaunda Malawi Government, Makoka Research
Station, Lilongwe, Malawi
Valerie Auserehl Kelly MSU Department of Agriculture
Grant Walker Lupiya, Chitedze Research Station, Lilongwe, Malawi
Godwin Mkamanga Oregon State University, Agronomist
Mamadou Sidibe ISRA, CRODT, Senegal
Gabriel Suarez, INIAP, Ecuador, Biometrician

MSTAT Personnel:

Russell Freed, Director, MSTAT
Thomas Stilwell,.Assistant Director, MSTAT
Michael Weber, Agricultural Economist
David Reicosky, Physiological Geneticist
Chris Wolf, Programmer
Paul Wolberg, programmer
Warren Vincent, Agricultural Economist
James Pease, Agricultural Economist
Thomas Heath, Consultant

potential Trainers:
publication Potential:


Demands on FSSP:
FSSP commitment-pranised responses:
Materials collected:
Contributions to Inventory:

45. Poats/Senegal/03/21 to 03/29/84
(no report filed as of printing date)


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