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: May 18, 1984
Copyright Date: 1985
Subject: Agricultural education -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
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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: VID00013
Source Institution: University of Florida
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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
May 18, 1984

On Networking # 4

* "Networking Papers" is being established as an FSSP publication
series to provide a circulation mechanism for articles, reports,
observations, and "think pieces" that might not be journal material
but are of interest to the farming systems community. The general
orientation will be agricultural research and extension, with a
focus in some areas of farming systems. FSSP sees this as a way to
give "fugitive" literature wider circulation than it might otherwise
receive and to perform a networking function. Networking Papers
will be screened by the Core Staff prior to publication and will
carry the following disclaimer:
"Networking Papers are issued by the FSSP and made available
to inform colleagues about some of the current thinking and
work in progress in farming systems. The views contained
herein reflect those of the authors) and do not necessarily
represent those of the FSSP. Comments, suggestions and
points of view are invited by the authors) and should be
directed to them. The authors) complete name and address is
Sincluded-on page one of this publication for your information
and use."
If you are interested in publishing in the FSSP Networking Paper
series, send your material to:
FSSP Editor
International Programs
University of Florida
3028 McCarty Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611

Dr. Louk Box, Sociologist, Agricultural University, Wageningen, The
Netherlands, visited the FSSP May 1-3, 1984. He was enroute to the
Dominican Republic where he has been leading, for the past three
years, an adaptive on-farm research project focusing on
resource-limited producers of cassava. At the University of
Florida, he gave a presentation entitled "Farmers are
Experimenters." Together with F. Doorman, he has produced a volume
of case studies on cassava cultivators. If you are interested in
Dr. Box's work or publications, he can be contacted at: Vakgroep
Sociologie (50), Landbouwhogeschool, Hollandseweg 1, 6706 KN
Wageningen, The Netherlands.



Louise Fresco, Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands,
one of the three trainers in the Ouagadougou FSR/E Workshop
sponsored by FSSP in October 1983, will be participating in the FSSP
Training for Trainers at Iowa State University, June 11-22, 1984.
She has prepared a paper for discussion at the Workshop on the
differences between anglophone and francophone approaches to FSR/E
in West Africa. Enroute to Ames, she will be giving a talk to USAID
on this topic. Those who will not attend the Workshop but would
like to review the draft, should write for a copy to Susan Poats,
FSSP, 3028 McCarty Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The FSSP Core Staff and technical committee are exploring, with the
Population Council, the possibility of co-sponsoring a case studies
series on "Intra-Household Dynamics and Farming Systems Research."
Case studies would be built on existing data from previous field
research which-can be reformulated into brief (80-100 pages)
training documents. The objective is to demonstrate how an
understanding of the intra-familial division of resources can impact
FSR projects from designation of domains, to laying out field
trials, to evaluation and monitoring of field trial and to extension
programs. Dr. Cornelia Flora has been commissioned by the Technical
Committee to draft a problem paper laying out the parameters of how
this material could be integrated into concrete decisions at each
stage in the FSR process. More detailed information on this
proposed series will be presented as it develops in upcoming FSSP
bulletins,, however, we would like to hear from anyone who has an
immediate interest in such a project. Contact Susan Poats at
(904) 392-2309 for further details.

should be forthcoming from the Core by May 31, 1984. Be looking for
a policy memo from Dan Galt giving the details of this revision.
Any SEs with-interest in Asia should be-prepared to react to-this-
strategy. Contact Dan Galt (904) 392-2903.

Title: Research Associate, Farming Systems Development Project
Location: Eastern Visayas, Philippines
Qualifications: Ph.D in agronomy or related agricultural sciences.
International field experience in a farming systems project.
Knowledge of calculators and micro computers for recording and
analysis of data is essential.
Institution: Cornell University
Contact: L.W. Zuidema
Phone: (607) 256-3035
Deadline: June 8, 1984

Title: Training Materials Designer
Locations: Caribbean
Qualifications: Experience with developing materials for small
Institution: Winrock International
Contact: Mason Miller
Phone: (501) 727-5435
Deadline: June 1,-1984 (lengh of assignment 3-4 months)

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