Systems approaches for agricultural development

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Systems Approaches for Agricultural Development, 2-6 December 1991, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Frits Penning de Vries
  • Paul Teng
  • Klaas Metselaar

Part of the Systems Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development book series (SAAD, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Crop production: genotypic constraints

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. Palanisamy, F. W. T. Penning de Vries, S. Mohandass, T. M. Thiyagarajan, A. Abdul Kareem
      Pages 63-75
    3. J. T. Ritchie
      Pages 77-93
  3. Crop production: weather constraints

  4. Crop production: soil constraints

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. J. Bouma, M. C. S. Wopereis, J. H. M. Wösten, A. Stein
      Pages 207-220
    3. Upendra Singh, Philip K. Thornton, Alex R. Saka, J. B. Dent
      Pages 253-273
  5. Crop production: biological constraints

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. K. J. Boote, Batchelor W. D., Jones J. W., Pinnschmidt H., Bourgeois G.
      Pages 277-296
    3. Chang Kyu Kim, Choong Hoe Kim
      Pages 309-321
  6. Farming Systems

  7. Education, Training and technology transfer

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 539-542

About this book


Agriculture is changing rapidly all over the world. Intensification, diversification, optimizing scarce resources, integrated pest management, sustainability and climate change are key issues for agricultural institutes. The best solutions will be found by integrating disciplines. Organized thinking about future farming requires forecasting of the implications of alternative ways to farm and to develop agriculture. Systems thinking and systems simulation are indispensable tools for such integration and extrapolation. About 150 scientists and senior research leaders from all over the world participated in the symposium `Systems Approaches for Agricultural Development' to discuss these issues. The symposium reviewed the status of systems research and modeling in agriculture, with special reference to evaluating their efficacy and efficiency for achieving research goals, and to their application in developing countries, promoted international cooperation in modeling, and increased awareness of systems research and simulation.
This book comprises the papers on the technical subjects. Well informed authors describe and illustrate how systems research was used to improve agricultural production systems of all continents and in diverse environments.


Soil fertility breeding cropping systems crops environment maize multi-objective optimization nitrogen nutrient uptake optimization physiology rhizosphere sustainability wheat

Editors and affiliations

  • Frits Penning de Vries
    • 1
  • Paul Teng
    • 2
  • Klaas Metselaar
    • 3
  1. 1.DLO Centre for Agrobiological ResearchWageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.International Rice Research InstituteManilaPhilippines
  3. 3.DLO Centre for Agrobiological ResearchWageningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-1880-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2840-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0928-9526
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