Applications of Systems Approaches at the Farm and Regional Levels Volume 1

Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Systems Approaches for Agricultural Development, held at IRRI, Los Baños, Philippines, 6–8 December 1995

  • P. S. Teng
  • M. J. Kropff
  • H. F. M. ten Berge
  • J. B. Dent
  • F. P. Lansigan
  • H. H. van Laar

Part of the Systems Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development book series (SAAD, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Farm level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xi-xi
    2. J. W. Jones, P. K. Thornton, J. W. Hansen
      Pages 1-18
    3. L. G. J. Boerboom, I. D. Flitcroft, E. T. Kanemasu
      Pages 31-43
    4. R. Ruben, G. Kruseman, H. Hengsdijk, A. Kuyvenhoven
      Pages 65-82
    5. S. Savary, F. A. Elazegui, H. O. Pinnschmidt, P. S. Teng
      Pages 83-98
    6. S. Seiter, R. D. William
      Pages 167-176
    7. R. F. Veloso, E. R. O. Carvalho, A. M. Goulart
      Pages 177-190
    8. P. G. Cox, K. A. Parton, A. D. Shulman, P. E. Ridge
      Pages 213-228
    9. J. W. Hansen, P. K. Thornton, J. W. Jones, B. M. Jacobson
      Pages 229-245
  3. Regional level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. J. C. Luyten, Shi Quinghua, F. W. T. Penning De Vries
      Pages 281-293
    3. I. Marty, F. Gérard, Erwidodo F. Lançon, D. Deybe
      Pages 309-324
    4. B. A. M. Bouman, C. A. van Diepen, P. Vossen, T. van der Wal
      Pages 325-340
    5. P. K. Thornton, P. G. Jones
      Pages 341-356
    6. L. Mira da Silva, M. Lemon, J. Park
      Pages 357-366
    7. D. M. Jansen, J. J. Stoorvogel, J. G. P. Jansen
      Pages 399-411
    8. J. Adinarayana
      Pages 439-446
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 457-468

About this book


Systems approaches for agricultural development are needed to determine rational strategies for the role of agriculture in national development. Mathematical models and computer simulation provide objective tools for applying science to determine and evaluate options for resource management at field, farm and regional scales. However, these tools would not be fully utilizable without incorporating social and economic dimensions into their application. The second international symposium, Systems Approaches for Agricultural Development, held in Los Baños, 6-8 December 1995, fostered this link between the bio-physical sciences and the social sciences in the choice of keynote papers and oral presentations, a selection of which is included in this book. The book's contents further reflect how systems approaches have definitely moved beyond the research mode into the application mode. The large number and high quality of interdisciplinary research projects reported from different parts of the globe, to determine land use options that will meet multiple goals and yet sustain natural resource bases, is a key indicator of this `coming of age'. At the farm level, where trade-off decisions between processes and products (commodities) feature strongly, much progress is also evident in the development of systems-based tools for decision making. This book will be of particular interest to all agricultural scientists and planners, as well as students interested in multidisciplinary and holistic approaches for agricultural development.


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Editors and affiliations

  • P. S. Teng
    • 1
  • M. J. Kropff
    • 2
  • H. F. M. ten Berge
    • 3
  • J. B. Dent
    • 4
  • F. P. Lansigan
    • 5
  • H. H. van Laar
    • 6
  1. 1.International Rice Research InstituteManilaPhilippines
  2. 2.Wageningen Agricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Research Institute for Agrobiology & Soil Fertility (AB-DLO)WageningenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.University of EdinburghEdinburghScotland, UK
  5. 5.University of the PhilippinesLos BañosPhilippines
  6. 6.Wageningen Agricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6278-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5416-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0928-9526
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