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Higher-yielding human systems for agriculture

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca .
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    Subjects:
  • Agriculture -- Research -- Congresses,
  • Agriculture -- Social aspects -- Research -- Congresses,
  • Agricultural systems -- Research -- Congresses,
  • Agriculture -- Social aspects -- Congresses,
  • Agricultural systems -- Congresses

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by William Foote Whyte and Damon Boynton.
    ContributionsWhyte, William Foote, 1914-, Boynton, Damon.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsS539.7 .H54 1983
    The Physical Object
    Pagination342 p. :
    Number of Pages342
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3186065M
    ISBN 100801416116
    LC Control Number83045151

    He has published peer-reviewed papers, proceedings, extension publications, books, and book chapters, and has given over presentations at international and regional meetings worldwide. Dr. El Bouhssini has also been heavily involved in human resources development in CWANA, giving short-term training courses, mentoring individual. In Africa there is an estimated 1 extension worker per 4, farmers, compared with 1 per hundred farmers in developed countries. [8] This ratio falls far below the Food and Agriculture Organization recommendation of 1 officer for every proportion of agriculture budgets allocated to extension services varies from country to country, for example, from 5% .


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Higher-yielding human systems for agriculture. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: William Foote Whyte; Damon Boynton. Book review Full text access Higher yielding human systems for agriculture: Whyte, W.F.

and Boynton, D. (eds). Cornell UP, Ithaca, pp. Price US$34 Abstract. The operational units of agriculture may be described as agricultural systems, including all the variations in size and complexity of unit that are called enterprises, farms, plantations, regional and national by: 8.

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As a result, farmers, and especially farmers' children, had fewer opportunities in farming. 15 Urban and peri-urban agriculture are often referred to collectively. Whilst urban agriculture refers to production inside city (including suburban) limits, there are many definitions of the outer boundary of peri-urban agriculture.

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