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
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: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 86175687
lccn - 2007229117

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The publications in this collection do
not reflect current scientific knowledge
or recommendations. These texts
represent the historic publishing
record of the Institute for Food and
Agricultural Sciences and should be
used only to trace the historic work of
the Institute and its staff. Current IFAS
research may be found on the
Electronic Data Information Source

site maintained by the Florida
Cooperative Extension Service.

Copyright 2005, Board of Trustees, University
of Florida

Telephone: (904) 392-1965
Farming Systems Support Project

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida
3028 McCarty Hall
Gainesville. Florida 32611

July 6, 1984

On Networking # 6

* Beginning about August 1984, and periodically during the next year,
the Center for African Studies, University of Florida, will produce
approximately 15 "country books." These country books will contain
both general and agriculturally specific information on 15 African
nations. This current information should be of great value to any
support entity working in, or considering bidding on a project in,
any of the selected countries. The pilot book on Upper Volta -
has received extremely favorable reviews.

Selection of the 14 additional countries for 1984 and 1985 will be
based on anticipated demand, within the following two selection
criteria: 1) West African countries will be given priority over
East African countries, all other things being equal, and 2)
Preference will be given to French-speaking countries.

Other considerations in selection will include checking with current
bilateral contractors to ascertain whether similar books already
exist as part of a contract implementation, and whether the'country
has, or is expected to have, an FSR project. After the first 15
nations have been selected, a tentative schedule of publications
will be forthcoming. There will be notification in future issues of
On Networking as to nations selected and the tentative publication
schedule. Finally, it is expected that an additional 15 country
books will be produced by the Center for African Studies during the
following year. It is anticipated that a total of 30 detailed
country books will be produced.

If you wish to receive more information about these country books,
or if you wish to register a suggestion for a candidate country,
please notify Patricia Kuntz, (904) 392-2183, Center for African
Studies, 470 Grinter Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

A two-week MSTAT micro-computer workshop was held at the Chitedze
Research Station, Lilongwe, Malawi, May 28 June 8. The workshop
was organized by Drs. Russel Freed, MSTAT Director, Tom Stillwell,
Michigan State University, and Larry Janicki, University of
Florida/FSSP/Malawi Project. Ten agricultural research scientists
from Malawi research stations attended. The objective was to
instruct these scientists on the use of computers for more
efficiency in applied and adaptive research.


* The FSSP sponsored a Training-for-Trainers Workshop, June 11-22,
which was hosted by Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
Twenty-seven people attended, 11 of them nationals of African
countries. The purpose of the Workshop was to enhance the FSR
training skills of those attending, thereby expanding the pool of
training talent available to the FSSP for work in West and Central

The first week of the two-week event focused on the planning of FSR
training activities and the use of a variety of training techniques
such as lecturettes, role plays and case studies. Participants were
given the chance to exercise their training skills during the second
week when they divided into small groups (training teams) in order
to plan and deliver FSR training "units" to each other before a
video camera.

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