2012

Farming Systems Research into the 21st Century: The New Dynamic

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ISBN: 978-94-007-4502-5 (Print) 978-94-007-4503-2 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. Farming Systems Research in Europe

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-31

      Farming Systems Research: an approach to inquiry

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      Pages 33-48

      The origins of the European IFSA: the first meetings and the agenda renewal

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      Pages 49-71

      Early Farming Systems Research and Extension experience in Africa and possible relevance for FSR in Europe

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      Pages 73-94

      Textual analysis and scientometric mapping of the dynamic knowledge in and around the IFSA community

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      Pages 95-115

      Methodological themes in Farming Systems Research and implications for learning in higher education

  3. State of the art and key issues

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 117-117

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      Pages 119-139

      How should we farm? The ethical dimension of farming systems

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      Pages 141-157

      Systems practice: making the systems in Farming Systems Research effective

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      Pages 159-177

      The role of action-oriented learning theories for change in agriculture and rural networks

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      Pages 179-200

      Learning in European agricultural and rural networks: building a systemic research agenda

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      Pages 201-227

      Extension systems and change facilitation for agricultural and rural development

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      Pages 229-256

      Agri-Food systems and territorial development: innovations, new dynamics and changing governance mechanisms

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      Pages 257-280

      The Territory Agronomy Approach in research, education and training

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      Pages 281-306

      Simulation models in Farming Systems Research: potential and challenges

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      Pages 307-333

      Reshaping boundaries between farming systems and the environment

  4. Insights from system sciences and new perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 335-335

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      Pages 337-363

      Dynamics in farming systems: of changes and choices

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      Pages 365-385

      Farms and farmers facing change: The adaptive approach

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      Pages 387-403

      Observing farming systems: Insights from social systems theory

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      Pages 405-429

      Re-design and co-design of farming systems. An overview of methods and practices

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      Pages 431-455

      Stimulating transitions towards sustainable farming systems

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      Pages 457-483

      Evolution of systems approaches to agricultural innovation: concepts, analysis and interventions

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 485-490