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Farming Systems Support Project
I Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida
3028 McCarty Hall
Gainesville, Florida 32611
July 20, 1984
On Networking # 8
* Rodrigo Tart& and Dave Joslyn will be in Gainesville July 22-25 to
meet with personnel from the Farming Systems Support Project (FSSP)
and others affiliated with the University of Florida. Dr. Tarte, a
Panamanian nematologist (Ph.D, Cornell), is the new Director General
of the Centro Agrbnomico Tr6pical de Investigacibn y Ensenanza
(CATIE), Turrialba, Costa Rica. Dr. Tart& is an internationally
recognized researcher who has held several important positions,
including those of research coordinator of UPEB (Union de Paises
Exportadores de Bananos) and Director of IDIAP (Instituto de
Desarrollo e Investigaci6n Agropecuaria) in Panama.
Dr. Joslyn, a forester, is currently the Agricultural Development
Officer (ADO) for ROCAP (Regional Office for Central America and
Panama), USAID. He is a former Peace Corps administrator in Latin
America and spent two years with the Bureau of Science and Technology,
forestry division, USAID, in Washington before assuming his present
position in San Jose.
Proceedings of Kansas State University's 1983 Farming Systems Research
Symposium, "Animals in the Farming System," have been published and
are available at a cost of $15 (U.S.). Registered participants who
attended the Symposium will automatically receive their copy in the
mail, as payment for this publication was included in the Symposium
registration fee. Contact: Conference Office, Farming Systems
Research Paper Series, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506
INTERPAKS is sponsoring a short course, "Organization and Operation of
Agricultural Extension Services in the International Setting," Sept.
17 Oct. 19, 1984. Using senior, internationally experienced staff
from the University of Illinois, the course will target senior
administrative staff in extension positions or those being trained for
The course will be presented in English at the University,
Urbana-Champaign campus. A similar course can be made available for
overseas presentation upon request by appropriate international bodies
or sponsoring governments.
Potential funding sources for trainees are the USAID, FAO, the World
Bank and local universities or government agencies. If funding is
from AID or FAO, enrollment should be directed to USDA/OICD through
normal AID/S&T/OIT and FAO channels. If funding is from other
sources, enrollment can be made by cable to Winkelmann, OICD AGR/WASH
64334. A round-trip ticket to the U.S. will be about $5,000.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
* The Fourth International Course for development oriented Research in
Agriculture (ICRA) is being held Feb. 4 Aug. 10, 1985, in
Wageningen, The Netherlands.
The six-month course is divided into three blocks. At its core is the
central block, three months of field work. Field studies will be
carried out by interdisciplinary groups of four to five participants
in each of a number of developing countries under the guidance of an
The Board of the course will consider only applications which have
been received before Aug. 15, 1984, and will inform applicants about
its decision around Oct. 15, 1984. Applications should be made to the
Director of Studies, ICRA, P.O. Box 88, 6700 AB, Wageningen, The
* The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is sponsoring a course for
planners and researchers in agriculture, education, energy and health,
Jan. 9 April 2, 1985.
The course will allow participants to develop their own interests.
The emphasis throughout will be on practical work, based on case
studies and simulation exercises. There are four main themes: recent
debates on rural development, the role of rural research, rural
research methods, and organization and management.
Applications should be submitted as early as possible, but preferably
no later than five weeks before the start of the course, at which time
the selection of candidates will take place. Applications received
subsequently will be considered subject to availability of places.
For information contact: The Chairman Teaching Area, Institute of
Development Studies, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RE,
England. Cable: Development Brighton; Telex: 877159 HOVE IDS.
* The second international intensive short course on biological control
of insect pests and weeds, organized by the Division of Biological
Control, University of California-Berkeley and Riverside, is being
held in Albany, California, May 13-25, 1985.
The course is designed to teach the theoretical and practical aspects
of biological pest control in agriculture, forest, urban and aquatic
ecosystems. Field trips are arranged to visit some on-going research
programs, nearby farms and forests, and other relevant ecosystems.
The course fee is $700 (U.S.).
Applicants should send a letter of support from their governments or
institutions and curriculum vitae by Dec. 15, 1984. Individuals
selected will be notified by Feb. 15, 1985. For additional
information or those wishing to attend the course write: Dr. Miguel
A. Altieri, Division of Biological Control, University of
California-Berkeley, 1050 San Pablo Avenue, Albany, CA 94706 (USA).