November 17-20, 2002
Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA 



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Small farms in an 
ever-changing world: 
Meeting the challenges of sustainable livelihoods 
and food security 
in diverse rural communities

17th Symposium of the 
International Farming 
Systems Association

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Conference Background

Taking a systems approach to agricultural development throughout the world, IFSA holds a global conference every two years so members can share research results and outreach methods. Most regional associations hold their meetings on alternate years so members can attend the global conference wherever it is held. Recent IFSA conferences have been held in Chile (2000), South Africa (1998), Sri Lanka (1996) and France (1994).

In 2002, the global IFSA conference returns to the United States where it was founded to focus on small farm issues and opportunities. In 1982, Kansas State University hosted a farming systems conference that turned into the first of six annual conferences. Later, the University of Arkansas hosted three annual conferences during which the predecessor organization (Association for Farming Systems Research-Extension, AFSRE) was initiated. Michigan State University hosted three more annual conferences prior to the decision to hold the global conference every other year.

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Who Should Attend?

IFSA, the International Farming Systems Association, is a global organization made up of regional farming systems associations and loosely affiliated individuals. IFSA participants include farming systems practitioners associated with universities, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations interested in agricultural development around the world. While early work began with a field and small farm focus, IFSA has increasingly been concerned about sustainable agriculture, policy and ecosystem issues on a watershed or larger scale.

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Programmatic Themes

1. Small Farm Diversification and Competitiveness 
  • Options for increasing small farm income 
  • Strengthening farmer advisory and support services 
  • Gender impacts of commercialization 
  • Farmer empowerment and self-help action 
  • Challenges facing small farms in high-income countries 
2. Engaging Stakeholders in Support of Small Farms 
  • Livelihood and resource conservation trade-offs 
  • Environmental sources of on-farm income 
  • Policy and regulatory frameworks 
  • Innovative inter-institutional arrangements 
  • Farmer-private sector partnerships and contracts 
  • Resource management and conflict resolution 
  • Environmental services (habitat preservation, ecotourism, carbon sequestration) 
  • Water scarcity and quality 
3. Farming Systems Knowledge and Information Systems 
  • Implications of the information technology and systems revolution for farming systems practitioners 
  • Farming systems data and information systems 
  • Farm level communications and critical learning systems 
4. Farming Systems Education and Training 
  • Professional training curriculum development in interdisciplinary systems approaches 
  • Pushing the frontier in ecosystems management sciences 
  • Systems oriented curriculum development for farmers 
  • Systems training for field technicians
5. Food Safety and Security 
  • Biotechnology, intellectual property rights and conventional technologies and the small farm 
  • Food safety and globalization 
  • Policies, trade liberalization and the impacts on small farms 
  • Small farms and certification
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Tentative Agenda   (All sessions will be conducted in English.) 

Agenda Index              1:30pm - Plenary Session         1:30pm - Plenary Session
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Sunday, November 17, 2002
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration Office Open
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Set-Up of Posters Displays and Tool Bazaar Exhibits 
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Poolside Welcome Reception
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Monday, November 18, 2002
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Registration Office Open
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Posters, Tools and Exhibits on Display: Poster presentations and tool bazaar exhibits will be on display throughout the conference, with viewing time scheduled during daily refreshment breaks. A formal POSTER and TOOL BAZAAR SESSION is scheduled from 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Monday, November 18, 2002 when presenters are to be stationed at their displays.
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Early Morning Refreshments (Served in Poster & Tool Bazaar Display Area)
8:00 am - 9:30 am
OPENING PLENARY SESSION
MODERATORS
:
Constance Neely, University of Georgia, SANREM CRSP, Watkinsville, GA, USA and Cornelia Flora, Iowa State University – NCRCRD, Ames, IA, USA
8:00 am - 8:10am
Welcoming Remarks - Peter Hildebrand, Director, International Programs, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Gainesville, Florida, USA
8:10 am - 8:30 am
Opening Address - Michael Martin, Vice President, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Gainesville, Florida, USA
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Agri-Culture: The Past, Present & Future Of Farming Systems - Jules Pretty, Professor, Centre For Environment And Society And Department Of Biological Sciences, University Of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, UK [Click image to load printable order form for  Dr. Pretty's book]
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Effecting Change: Progress, Policies and Partnerships following the World Summit on Sustainable Development - Ms. Adela Backiel, Director of Sustainable Development, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, USA
9:30 am - 9:45 am
Housekeeping Remarks By Organizing Committee Introduction of Board Members, Overview of Symposium Structure and Acknowledgements
9:45 am - 10:30 am
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Posters and Tool Bazaar Exhibits on Display (refreshments provided)
10:30 am - 12 noon
FOUR CONCURRENT SESSIONS
10:30 am - 12 noon Concurrent Session I -Theme 1: Small Farm Diversification and Competitiveness
MODERATOR:
Corinne Valdivia, University of Missouri – Columbia, Social Sciences Unit, Department of Agricultural Economics and Department of Rural Sociology, Columbia, Missouri, USA
10:30 am - 10:40 am
Opening Remarks and Session Overview by Moderator
10:40 am - 11:00 am
Public Policy, Markets and Social Learning in Chile’s Small Scale Agriculture - Julio A. Berdegué, RIMISP, Santiago, Chile
11:00 am - 11:20 am
What Is The Future For Management Advice For Family Farms In West Africa? - Guy Faure, CIRAD Montpellier France
11:20 am - 11:40 am
Agroecological Systems As A Strategy To Promote Sustainable Development For Small Family Farmers - Pinheiro, S. L. G.; Cardoso, A. M.; Turnes, V.; Schmidt, W.; Brito, R. and Guzzatti, T.
11:40 am - 12 noon
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Q&A between speakers and audience facilitated by Moderator
10:30 am - 12 noon
Concurrent Session II - Theme 2: Engaging Stakeholders in Support of Small Farms
MODERATOR:
Kathleen Colverson, Heifer International, Gainesville, FL, USA
10:30 am - 10:40 am
Opening Remarks and Session Overview by Moderator
10:40 am - 11:00 am
An Evaluation Of Participatory Action Research In The Transamazônica Region Of Brazil - C.F. Jordan and C. Castellanet, Institute of Ecology, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA, Groupe de Recherche et d’Echanges Technologiques (GRET), Paris, France
11:00 am - 11:20 am
Facilitated Learning In Soil Fertility Management: Assessing Potentials Of Low-External-Input Technologies In East African Farming Systems - De Jager, A1,Onduru, D2., Walaga, C3; 1Wageningen University and Research Center, Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI), Den Haag, The Netherlands; 2ETC- East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya; 3Environmental Alert, Kampala, Uganda
11:20 am - 11:40 am
Testing Scenarios On The Viability Of Smallholding Irrigation Schemes In South Africa: A Participatory And Information-Based Approach - S. R. Perret, University of Pretoria and CIRAD, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, Pretoria, South Africa
11:40 am - 12 noon
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Q&A between speakers and audience facilitated by Moderator
10:30 am - 12 noon
Concurrent Session III -Theme 3: Farming Systems Knowledge and Information Systems
MODERATOR: Doyle Baker
, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Agricultural Support Systems Division, FAO, Rome, Italy
10:30 am - 10:40 am
Opening Remarks and Session Overview by Moderator
10:40 am - 11:00 am
Calculating Environmental Indicators For Individual Farms And Fields: The Case Of Potato Cultivation In The Netherlands - J.W.A. Langeveld1#, P.W.J. Uithol1#, B. Kroonen-Backbier2#and H. van de Akker3; 1Plant Research International, 2Applied Plant Research, 3DLV Advisory Group; #Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands
11:00 am - 11:20 am
An Assessment Of Low Input Farming Systems And Their Adoption: Some Evidence From The UK - Bailey, A.P.1, Rehman, T. 2, Yates, C.M. 2 , Park, J.R. 2 and Tranter, R. B. 3; 1 Institute of Water and Environment, Cranfield University, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, UK; 2The University of Reading, Department of Agriculture, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, New Agriculture Building, Earley Gate, Reading, UK; 3The University of Reading, Centre for Agricultural Strategy, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, New Agriculture Building, Earley Gate, Reading, UK
11:20 am - 11:40 am
Integrating Soil Resources Into Economic Accounting At The Farm Level: A Brief Overview - Pilar Santacoloma, Farm Management and Production Economics, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations- Terme delle Caracalla, Rome, Italy
11:40 am - 12 noon
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Q&A between speakers and audience facilitated by Moderator
10:30 am - 12 noon
Concurrent Session IV -Theme 1: Small Farm Diversification and Competitiveness
MODERATOR: Christine King, The University of Queensland Gatton Campus, Toowoomba  Qld, Australia
10:30 am - 10:40 am
Opening Remarks and Session Overview by Moderator
10:40 am - 11:00 am
Rural Agro-Enterprises, Value Adding And Poverty Reduction: A Territorial Orientation For Rural Business Development (RBD) - Mark Lundy, Carlos Felipe Ostertag and Rupert Best, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Rural Agro-enterprise Development Project, Cali, Colombia, South America
11:00 am - 11:20 am
Farming Systems Based Strategies for Improved Rural Livelihoods in Eastern Europe and Central Asia - Stjepan Tanic and John Dixon, Farming Systems Development Officer in the FAO Subregional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and Senior Officer (Farming Systems) in the Farm Management and Production Economics Service, FAO HQ, Rome, Italy
11:20 am - 11:40 am
Market Oriented Smallholder Dairy Farming As An Option For Improving The Livelihoods Of Small And Marginal Farmers In The Hindu Kush - Himalaya - Pradeep M. Tulachan and Mohammad Jabbar, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), International Livestock Research Centre (ILRI)
11:40 am - 12 noon
Q&A between speakers and audience facilitated by Moderator
12 noon - 1:30 pm
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Lunch on Own
1:30 pm - 3:00pm
PLENARY SESSION
MODERATOR: Peter Hildebrand
, University of Florid/IFAS, Food & Resource Economics Department and IFAS International Programs, Gainesville, FL, USA
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Linking The Isolated Rural Poor To The New Globalization Paradigm: Institutional Bridges - Felipe Manteiga, Director For Strategic Partnerships, Representative in the United States, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, Washington, DC, USA
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Access To Genetic Resources, Genetic Diversification, Seed Production And Integrated Cropping/Production Systems - Howard-Yana Shapiro, Research Manager, Plant Science, M&M/Mars, Mars, Inc., Hackettstown, NJ, USA
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Q&A between speakers and audience facilitated by Moderator
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Formal Poster & Tool Bazaar Session w/Refreshments (Presenters to be stationed at posters and tool bazaar displays.)
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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FOUR CONCURRENT SESSIONS
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Concurrent Session I -Theme 4: Farming Systems Education and Training
MODERATOR:
Michael Bannister, University of Florida, Center for Subtropical Agroforestry, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Gainesville, FL, USA
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Opening Remarks and Session Overview by Moderator
4:10 pm - 4:30 pm
Building Capacity For Ecological-Based Reasoning In Farmer Management Of Shaded Coffee In Central America - Haggar, J., Guhuray F., Monterroso, D., Staver, C., Aguilar A., Barrios M., Mendoza R., Monterrey J., Rugama R., Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, Managua, Nicaragua
4:30 pm - 4:50 pm
Communicating Agricultural Research In Africa: The New Role Of Rural Radio - Helen Hambly Odame, Research Officer, International Service for National Agricultural Research, The Hague, The Netherlands
4:50 pm - 5:10 pm
Curricula Change And Human Resource Development For Integrated Farming Systems In Semi-Arid Tropical Conditions - K.P. Singh and R.K. Nanwal, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India
5:10 pm - 5:30 pm
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Q&A between speakers and audience facilitated by Moderator
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Concurrent Session II-Theme 5: Food Safety and Security
MODERATOR: Clive Lightfoot
, Agropolis International, International Support Group (ISG), Montpellier, France
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Opening Remarks and Session Overview by Moderator
4:10 pm - 4:30 pm
Case Study On The Traceability Systems In The Fruit And Vegetable Sector - C. Giacomini, M. C. Mancini and C. Mora, Department of Economics and Quantitative studies, Parma, Italy
4:30 pm - 4:50 pm
Impact Of Trade Liberalization On Small Farmers - Sri Lanka's Experience - N.F.C. Ranaweera, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
4:50 pm - 5:10 pm
The Invisible Frontier: The Current Limits Of Decentralization And Privatization In Developing Countries - William M. Rivera, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
5:10 pm - 5:30 pm
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Q&A between speakers and audience facilitated by Moderator
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Concurrent Session III -Theme 1: Small Farm Diversification and Competitiveness
MODERATOR: Howard-Yana Shapiro
, M&M Mars/Mars, Inc., Hackettstown, NJ, USA
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Opening Remarks and Session Overview by Moderator
4:10 pm - 4:30 pm
Diversification Of Perennial Crops To Offset Market Uncertainties: The Case Of Traditional Rubber Farming Systems In West-Kalimantan - Eric Penot, CIRAD-TERA, program THI (Tropiques Humides et Insulaires), Montpellier, France; Karine Trouillard, CNEARC, Montpellier, France
4:30 pm - 4:50 pm
Rural Livelihoods And Agroforestry Practices In The Missouri Flood Plains - Corinne Valdivia, Sandra S. Hodge, Andrew Raedeke, University of Missouri - Columbia, Social Sciences Unit, Department of Agricultural Economics and Department of Rural Sociology, Columbia, Missouri, USA
4:50 pm - 5:10 pm
Agroforestry And Farm Diversification In The Southeastern United States - S.W. Workman and P.K.R. Nair, Center for Subtropical Agroforestry, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville FL, USA
5:10 pm - 5:30 pm
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Q&A between speakers and audience facilitated by Moderator
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Concurrent Session IV -Theme 3: Farming Systems Knowledge and Information Systems
MODERATOR: John Caldwell
, Japan International Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), Ohwashi Tsukuba, Ibaragi, Japan
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Opening Remarks and Session Overview by Moderator
4:10 pm - 4:30 pm
Family Dynamics And Household Welfare In Cañete, Peru - V. E. Cabrera and P. E. Hildebrand, University of Florida, College of Natural Resources and Environment. Gainesville, FL, USA
4:30 pm - 4:50 pm
Growth Performance And Meat Production Of Fattened Paddy Herded Ducks Fed Fish Silage Mixed Diets - Antonio J. Barroga, Department of Agri-Management, College of Agriculture, Central Luzon State University, Munoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines; Prof. Rocelyn M. Barroga, Department of Agri-Management, College of Agriculture, Central Luzon State University, Munoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines; Dr. Prof. Hisaya Tobioka and Dr. Rahjeev Pradhan, Laboratory of Animal Nutrition, School of Agriculture, Kyushu Tokai University, Choyo-son, Aso-gun, Kumamoto, Japan
4:50 pm - 5:10 pm
From Measuring To Assessing Of Families’ Living Standard. The Application Of Fuzzy Alpha-Cuts And Monte Carlo Simulation: A Case From Brazil - M. Alves dos Reys and W. Doppler, University of Hohenheim, Institute of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics, Stuttgart, Germany
5:10 pm - 5:30 pm
Q&A between speakers and audience facilitated by Moderator
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Networking Social (in Poster and Tool Bazaar Display Area)
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Registration Office Open
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Posters and Tool Bazaar Exhibits on Display
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Early Morning Refreshments (Served in Poster & Tool Bazaar Display Area)
8:00 am - 9:30 am
OPENING PLENARY SESSION
MODERATOR: Edwin Price
, Texas A & M University, International Agriculture Programs, College Station, TX, USA
8:00 am - 8:10 am
Housekeeping Remarks by Organizing Committee
8:10 am - 9:00 am
PANEL SESSION: "New Low-External-Input Approach To Rice Farming: Double Output With Lower Costs And Increased Benefit To The Environment" - Norman Uphoff, Director and Panel Chair, Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA; Rena Perez, Advisor, Ministry of Sugar, Havana, CUBA; and Nimal Ranaweera, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka 
9:00 am - 9:30 am
The Sustainable Agriculture And Rural Development: A Perspective From The South" - Miguel Angel Nunez, Instituto para la producción e Investigación Agrícola Tropical (IPIAT)), Venezuela; Thomas Forster, International Partners for Sustainable Agriculture in Washington, DC, USA
9:30 am - 9:45 am
Q&A between speakers and audience facilitated by Moderator
9:45 am - 10:30 am
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Posters and Tool Bazaar Exhibits on Display (refreshments provided)
10:30 am - 12 noon
FOUR CONCURRENT SESSIONS
10:30 am - 12 noon Concurrent Session I -Theme 1: Small Farm Diversification and Competitiveness
MODERATOR: Cornelia Flora
, Iowa State University – NCRCRD, Ames, IA, USA
10:30am - 10:40am
Opening Remarks and Overview by Moderator
10:40am - 11:00am
The Pastoral-Agricultural Conflicts in Zamfara State, Nigeria -
Bello Farouk Umar, North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA
11:00am - 11:20am
Incremental Diversification: The Results Of A Crop Diversification For Low Resource Hillside Farmer’s In The Dominican Republic - Carlton Pomeroy, College of Natural Resources, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
11:20am - 11:40am
From Rice To Cocoa Through A Political Economy Of Dishonesty, Sulawesi, Indonesia - François Ruf, CIRAD, Humid Tropics Program, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
11:40am - 12 noon
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Q&A between speakers and audience facilitated by Moderator
10:30 am - 12 noon
Concurrent Session II - Theme 2: Engaging Stakeholders in Support of Small Farms
MODERATOR: Mike Collinson
, FARM-Africa, Reading Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
10:30 am - 10:40 am
Opening Remarks and Session Overview by Moderator
10:40am - 11:00am
Facilitating Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration: Impact and Lessons Learned - Clive Lightfoot, Annemarie Groot, Ricardo Ramírez, Reg Noble and Isaac Bekalo, International Support Group (ISG); Francis Shao and Grace Muro, Tanzania Multi-Sector Learning Coalition (TMLC)

11:00am - 11:20am
Small Farmer-Private Banking Sector Linkage: The Case Of The Dry Zone Of Myanmar - D.G. Kahan, Agricultural Support Systems Division, Food and Agriculture Organization, Via delle Terme di Caracalla, Rome, Italy
11:20am - 11:40am
Working With Local Institutions To Support Sustainable Livelihoods - Robin Marsh, University of California, Center for Sustainable Resource Development, Berkeley, California, USA
11:40am - 12 noon
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Q&A between speakers and audience facilitated by Moderator
10:30 am - 12 noon
Concurrent Session III - Theme 3: Farming Systems Knowledge and Information Systems
MODERATOR: Sarah Workman
, University of Florida, Center for Subtropical Agroforestry, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Gainesville, FL, USA
10:40am - 11:00am
Incorporation Of Farmer-Based Climate And Risk Indicators Into Research Design And Farmer Typologies In Southern Mali For Decision Support - John S. Caldwell*, Abou Berthé+, Mamadou Doumbia+, Hiromitsu Kanno”, Kiyoshi Ozawa*, Abdouramane Yorote+, Kaori Sasaki”, Takeshi Sakurai*; * Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), Tsukuba, Ibaragi, Japan; + Institut d’Economie Rurale (IER), Sotuba, Bamako, Mali; “ National Agricultural Research Center for the Tohoku Region, Morioka, Iwate, Japan
11:00am - 11:20am
The Recent Extension Of Muskwari Sorghums In Northern Cameroon - B. Mathieu*,D. Gautier** and E. Fotsing***; *CIRAD Tera - Centre de coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement, département Territoires, environnement et acteurs - Montpellier, France; **CIRAD Forêt, Montpellier, France; ***CEDC - Centre d'étude de l'Environnement et de Développement au Cameroun - Maroua, Cameroon
11:20am - 11:40am
Exploring Impact Assessment Methodology for FSRD - R. N. Mallick, Subash Dasgupta and Musleh Uddin Ahmed
11:40am - 12 noon
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Q&A between speakers and audience facilitated by Moderator
10:30 am - 12 noon
Concurrent Session IV -Theme 3: Farming Systems Knowledge and Information Systems
MODERATOR: Guy Faure
, CIRAD, Montpellier, France
10:30 am - 10:40 am
Opening Remarks and Session Overview by Moderator
10:40 am - 11:00 am
A Framework For Aligning Social And Technical Orientations To Farming Systems Research, Development And Extension - An Australasian Experience - A.E. Crawford1, R.A. Nettle1, D.P. Armstrong2and M.S. Paine1; 1 Institute of Land and Food Resources, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia; 2Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Kyabram, Victoria, Australia
11:00 am - 11:20 am
A Global Farming Systems Knowledge Base - John Dixon, Aidan Gulliver, David Gibbon and Malcolm Hall, Agricultural Support Systems Division, FAO, Rome, Italy
11:20 am - 11:40 am
Does The Sustainable Livelihoods Approach Need A More Explicit Systems Perspective? Systems Dynamics Modeling To Facilitate Entry Points To Smallholder Farming Systems - Habtemariam Kassa1 and David Gibbon2; 1Department of Rural Development Studies, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden. Currently at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. 2Rural Livelihood Systems, Lower Barn, Cheney Longville, Craven Arms, Shropshire, United Kingdom
11:40 am - 12 noon
Q&A between speakers and audience facilitated by Moderator
12 noon - 1:30 pm
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Lunch on Own
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
PLENARY SESSION
MODERATOR: John Dixon
, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Agricultural Support Systems Division, Rome, Italy
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
PANEL SESSION: Farming Systems For Rural Development Strategy - Chaired by: John Dixon, Agricultural Support Systems Division, FAO, Rome, Italy; Panel Members: Asia: Jagadish Timsina; Africa: Susan Minae; East Europe and Central Asia: Alex Csizinszky
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Q&A between speakers and audience facilitated by Moderator
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Posters and Tool Bazaar Exhibits on Display (refreshments provided)
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
FOUR CONCURRENT SESSIONS
4:00 pm - 5:30pm
Concurrent Session I -Theme 1: Small Farm Diversification and Competitiveness
MODERATOR: Francois Ruf
, CIRAD, COTE d’IVOIRE, France
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Opening Remarks and Session Overview by Moderator
4:10 pm - 4:30 pm
Modeling Potential Adoption Of Medicinal Plant Cultivation In Paraguay Using Ethnographic Linear Programming - Norman Breuer, University of Florida, College of Natural Resources and the Environment, Gainesville, FL, USA
4:30 pm - 4:50 pm
Potential Adoption Of Improved Fallows To Improve Income And Food Security Of Diverse Smallholder Farmers In Mangwende CA, Zimbabwe - M. Mudhara and P. E. Hildebrand, Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Gainesville, Florida, USA
4:50 pm - 5:10 pm
The Impact Of Poor Health On Agroforestry Adoption And Household Food Security In Central Malawi - P.H. Thangata1, P.E. Hildebrand2 and G. Hyden3; 1Interdisciplinary Ecology, CNRE, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA; 2Dept. of Food and Resource Economics, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA; 3Department of Political Science, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
5:10 pm - 5:30 pm
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Q&A between speakers and audience facilitated by Moderator
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Concurrent Session II-Theme 2: Engaging Stakeholders in Support of Small Farms
MODERATOR: Robin Marsh
, University of California, Center for Sustainable Resource Development, College of Natural Resources, Berkeley, CA, USA
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Opening Remarks and Session Overview by Moderator
4:10 pm - 4:30 pm
The “Negotiation Platform” Method’s Limits For Decentralised Natural Resource Management: Participatory Municipal Planning In The Brazilian Amazon - Christian Castellanet*, Iliana Salgado** and Carla Rocha**; *Research and Technological Exchange Group (GRET), Paris, France; ** LAET (Laboratório Agro-ecológico da Transamazônica), Altamira, Pará, Brasil
4:30 pm - 4:50 pm
Creating A Marketing Network For Limited Resource Farmers - Kathleen Earl Colverson, Heifer International, Gainesville, Florida, USA
4:50 pm - 5:10 pm
Ojalá que llueve algo en el campo: Cultural Influences of Development in the Dominican Republic - Heather McIlvaine-Newsad, Western Illinois University, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences, Macomb, IL, USA
5:10 pm - 5:30 pm
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Q&A between speakers and audience facilitated by Moderator
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Concurrent Session III -Theme 3: Farming Systems Knowledge and Information Systems
MODERATOR: Anne Crawford
, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Opening Remarks and Session Overview by Moderator
4:10 pm - 4:30 pm
The Challenges to Sustainable Beef Production in Botswana in the Light of the World Trade System - Kutlwano Mulale, Department of Sociology, Iowa State University
4:30 pm - 4:50 pm
Farmers’ Behavioral Responses To Seasonal Rainfall Forecasts In The Sahel-Sudan - M. Carla Roncoli and Keith T. Ingram, (University of Georgia, USA; Christine C. Jost and Paul H. Kirshen, Tufts University, USA; Pascal Yaka, Direction de la Météorologie Nationale, Burkina Faso
4:50 pm - 5:10 pm
Status Of Farm Data Systems And Farmer Decision Support In Sub-Sahara Africa - Susan Minae, Doyle Baker and John Dixon, Agricultural Support Systems Division, FAO, Rome, Italy
5:10 pm - 5:30 pm
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Q&A between speakers and audience facilitated by Moderator
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Concurrent Session IV -Theme 1: Small Farm Diversification and Competitiveness
MODERATOR: Constance Neely
, University of Georgia, SANREM CRSP, Watkinsville, GA, USA
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Opening Remarks and Session Overview by Moderator
4:10 pm - 4:30 pm
Goat Production By Landless And Small Scale Farmers In North Indian Plains - H.P.S. Arya and Mahesh Chander, Division of Extension Education, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, UP, India
4:30 pm - 4:50 pm
Gender Roles In Ensuring Food Security - Dagmar Kunze and Ivy Drafor, FAO Regional Office for Africa, Accra, Ghana and University of Cape Coast, Ghana
4:50 pm - 5:10 pm
Integrated Farming Systems For Smallholders In India - Models And Issues For Semi-Arid Tropical Conditions - K.P. Singh, Professor of Agronomy, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar (India)
5:10 pm - 5:30 pm
Q&A between speakers and audience facilitated by Moderator
 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
 SPECIAL PLENARY SESSION

 The Research-Extension Interface - Clive Lightfoot, International  Support Group (ISG), Agropolis International, Montpellier, France
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Networking Social (in Poster and Tool Bazaar Display Area)
 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
 Poster Displays & Tool Bazaar Exhibits to be Removed
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Wednesday, November 20, 2002
7:00 am - 12 noon
Registration Office Open
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Early Morning Refreshments
7:30 am - 8:15 am Follow-up discussion meeting on the Research-Extension Interface
8:30 am - 10:00 am
PLENARY SESSION
MODERATOR: Cornelia Flora
, Iowa State University – NCRCRD, Ames, IA, USA
8:30 am - 8:45 am
Opening Remarks and Introduction
8:45 am - 9:15 am
The Historical Perspective Of Farming Systems - David Norman, Professor, Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA
9:15 am - 10:00am
PANEL SESSION: Future Directions of Farming Systems
Farming Systems Board Members and Panel Participants:
Ponniah Anandajayasekeram, African Farming Systems Association 
Hans Langeveld, European Farming Systems Association 
Christine King, Australian Farming Systems Association
Nimal Ranaweera, Asian Farming Systems Association 
Sérgio Pinheiro, Latin American Farming Systems Association 
Ed Price, North American Farming Systems Association
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Audience Q&A and Discussion
10:30 am - 11:00 am
REFRESHMENT BREAK
11:00 am - 12:30pm
Business Meeting
12:30pm
Symposium Concludes
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Poster Directory
 
Poster Index

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(Alphabetical by presenting author’s last name, which appears in bold.)
Theme 1 – Small Farms Diversification
Poster
No.

1

The Effect of Income Generating Activities and Household Composition on Household Food Security in Southern Malawi — Andrea S. Anderson, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

24

Towards a Marketing Strategy for Countryside Stewardship — Joe Morris, Alison Bailey, Charles Neame and Ian Crawford, Cranfield University, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, UK

2

Agroforestry Practices in Two Communities in the Highlands of Guatemala — John G. Bellow (SFRC), P. K. R. Nair (SFRC), P. Hildebrand (FRE), University of Florida, IFAS, Gainesville, FL, USA

3

Assessing the Economic Benefits of an Early Wet Season Rice Crop in Cambodia’s Rainfed Lowlands — S. Cheaa,b, R.A. Crambb, H.J. Nesbitta, S. Fukaib and P.G. Coxc; aCambodian-IRRI-Australian Project, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; bThe University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; cCatholic Relief Services, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta, Indonesia

4

From Centrally Planned Agriculture to Private Farming: Problems and Progress of Small Vegetable Farmers in a Former Socialist Country Alexander A. Csizinszky, University of Florida, IFAS, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Bradenton, FL, USA

5

Potential of Promiscuous Soybean in Tropical Cropping Systems — E. T. Gwata, D. S. Wofford and K. J. Boote, University of Florida, IFAS, Agronomy Department, Gainesville, FL, USA

6

Farmer Research Groups in Southern New England — Sue Ellen Johnson*and Thomas Morris, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA; and the *New England Small Farm Institute, Belchertown, MA, USA

7

Studies on Land Degradation in Gurgaon District of Haryana (India) through Remote Sensing Technique — Shashi Jain, M. S. Kuhad and M. S. Grewal, Department of Soil Sciences, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar (Haryana),  India

8

Adoption of Cultivation of Medicinal Plants in Wasteland Areas for Improvement of Farmers’ Socio-Economical Status — Sunil Kumar and Vijay Kumar Soni, Dept. Of Land and Water Management, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh state, India

9

Impact of Water Harvesting with Diversified Farming on Productivity and Income of Rainfed Farms in Chhattisgarh, India — R. Lakpale, A. L. Rathore and G. K. Shrivastava, Department of Agronomy, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, India

29

Linking Agricultural Research and Farmer Learning for Sustainable Small Scale Horticulture Production in Colombia — Rebecca A. Lee, Horticulture Research Centre, University Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Chía, Colombia

61

High Grafting: Technique that Allows Production of Wood and Fruit of Quality Simultaneously — M. V. Loewe and O. M. González, University of Chile, Chile

58

Integration of Cattle and Improved Pastures under Coconuts Francisco A. Moog, Anita G. Deocareza and Helen E. Diesta, Bureau of Animal Industry, Philippines

54

Institutional and Socioeconomic Factors Shaping Adoption of Soil Management Practices (Courbes De Niveau) among West African Farmers (Mali) — Carla Roncoli and Constance Neely, Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management CRSP, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA; Abou Berthé, Salif Kanté, Boureima Traoré and Harouna Coulibaly, Équipe de Recherche sur les Systèmes de Production et Gestion des Ressources Naturelles, Institut d’Economie Rurale, Mali; Keith Moore, Office of International Research and Development, Virginia Technology Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA

59

Comparison of Corn-Based Cropping Systems for Smallholder Farmers in Nigeria — Akim Omokanye, Frank Kelleher and Alison McInnes, University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury, Australia

10

Developing Diversified Rainfed-Farming Systems for Chhattisgarh (India): Agronomic, Environmental and Socio-Economic Effects — A. L. Rathore, Vivek Tripathi, A. P. Singh and B. K.Gupta, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, (Chhattisgarh), India

11

Diversified Cropping and Sustainable Land Resource Management Options for Eastern India — K. K. Sahu, R. K. Sahu, A. L. Rathore and Sunil Kumar, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur (Chhattisgarh), India

12

Small Farm Diversification and Competitiveness through Water Harvesting in Rainfed Areas — R. K. Sahu and K. K. Sahu, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, India

13

Integration of Various Agriculture-Fishery-Livestock Systems to Develop Ecofriendly and Sustainable Model — S. Shailendra, S. K. Choudhary, S. K. Mahajan, R. Nashine and S. S. Shaw, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, India

14

Farm Pond: An Effective Tool For Increasing Productivity and Socio-Economic Status of the Farmers — M. L. Sharma, M.A. Khan, J. D. Sarkar and P. K. Pandey, IGAU, Raipur, India

15

Farming System Approach for Sustainable Agricultural Productivity and Income of Resource-Poor Rainfed Rice Farmers — A. P. Singh, A. L. Rathore, Vivek Tripathi and B. K. Gupta, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) India

20

Employment Generation Potential of Integrated Farming Systems on Small Farm Situations in India — K. P. Singh, S. N. Singh and V. S. Kadian, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, India

21

On-Farm Studies under Rural Agriculture Work Experience (RAWE) Education Programme in India – Some Results — R. K. Nanwal and K. P. Singh, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar – (Haryana) India

18

Relative Price Index--An Efficient Index for Comparing Integrated Farming System Models — K. P. Singh, K. K. Saxena, V. S. Kadian and S. N. Singh, Department of Agronomy, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India

19

Sustainability Approach for Comparison of Integrated Farming Systems Models Under Small Holder Situations — K. P. Singh, K. K. Saxena, S .N. Singh and V. S. Kadian, Department of Agronomy, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, India

16

Impact of IVLP on Small Farm Diversification in Chhattisgarh — S. K. Taunk and M. A. Khan, Directorate of Extension Services, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, India

17

Diversified Strategic Land Use System for Small Farm Holders Based on Rainwater Harvesting for Rainfed Rice Areas — Vivek Tripathi, A. L. Rathore, A. P. Singh and B. K. Gupta, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, (Chhattisgarh), India

22

Intercropping Sweet Corn with Legume Cover Crops: Its Effects on Corn Yield and Intercrop Contribution to the Productivity of Dry-Land Farming Systems in Lombok and Sumbawa, Indonesia — Ismail Yasin, I.G.M. Kusnarta Faculty of Agriculture, Mataram University, Mataram, NTB, Indonesia; Wayan Wangiyana, University of Western Sydney, NSW, Australia

23

VAM Populations in Rice-Based Cropping Systems in Central Lombok, Indonesia — Wayan Wangiyana and Peter S. Cornish, University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury Campus, NSW, Australia

30

Sustainability Analysis of the Irrigated Vegetable Project at Banco Village, Mali — Joe Warnick, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA; Dr. Peter Hildebrand and Dr. Nick Place, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

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Theme 2 – Engaging Stakeholders
Poster
No.

25

Review of the Benefits and Costs of Flood Defence Options on the Somerset Levels and Moors — Joe Morris, Alison Bailey and David Gowing, Cranfield University, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, UK

28

Social Capital in the Semi-Arid (Sertão) of the State of Bahia: An Organizational Experience of Small Farmers in the Municipality of Valente — Humberto Miranda do Nascimento, State University of Campinas - UNICAMP

26

Conflict in Human and Natural Resource Management: The Case of Saba Senegalensis in Southeastern Senegal — Paige G. Knutsen, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA

31

Developing Community-Based Land and Water Management Practices for Sustainable Production on a Landscape Continuum: A Case Study of the Manupali River Watershed, Bukidnon, Philippines — Virendra Pal Singh, Gemma Belarmino and Thelma Paris, IRRI, Los Baños, Philippines; Ram Kathin Singh, IRRI-Delhi Office, New Delhi, India

32

Participatory On-Farm Hydrological Interventions for Restoring the Productivity of Degraded Uplands in the Chhotanagpur Plateau, India — Virendra Pal Singh and Thelma Paris, IRRI, Los Baños, Philippines; Rama Kant Singh, CRURRS, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, India; Ram Kathin Singh, IRRI - India Office, New Delhi, India

35

Long-term Agronomic and Environmental Effects of Rock Wall Terraces in Southern Honduras — T. L. Thurow and H. E. Sierra, University of Wyoming, Renewable Resources Department, Laramie, WY, USA; PanAmerican University, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

36

Rural Development Planning with Community-Involved Verification Projects — Kunihiro Tokida, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Tokyo, Japan; Kosei Hashiguchi, Sanyu Consultants Inc., Tokyo, Japan

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Theme 3 – Farming Systems Knowledge
Poster
No.

37

A Generic Household Model for Assessing the Impact of Interventions in Crop-Livestock Systems — M. Herrero1,2 and R. H. Fawcett2; 1International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya; 2School of Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, Scotland

38

An Integrated Modelling Platform for Animal-Crop Systems — M. Herrero1,2, P. K. Thornton1, G. Hoogenboom3, R. H. Fawcett2, R. Ruiz2 and J. W. Jones4; 1International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya; 2School of Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; 3Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Georgia, Griffin, GA, USA; 4Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

39

Agricultural Technology and Poverty - Socio-economic Constraints and Opportunities for Generation and Dissemination of New Technology among Poor Farmers (ATP) — Esbern Friis-Hansen, Jannik Boesen, Rikke Olivera Grant and Simon Bolwig, Center for Development Research; Bernard Bashaasha and Richard Miiro, Makarere University, Kampala, Uganda; Faustin Maganga, Cosmas Sokoni and Shekania Bisanda, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

50

Small Scale / Small Field Conservation — Arnold D. King and Lynn Betts, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ecological Sciences Division, Washington, DC, USA

40

Exploring Impact Assessment Methodology for FSR&D R. N. Mallick and Subash Dasgupta, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Musleh Uddin Ahmed, Director General, Department of Agriculture Extension, Dhaka, Bangladesh

33

Integrated Farming Systems for Sustainability in Agriculture: A ReviewG. P. Pali, D. Sharma, H.K. Bhange and A.R. Pal, Dept. of Land and Water Management, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidayalaya, Raipur (C.G.) India

42

Farming Crop Information Systems — Birger F. Pedersen, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Denmark

43

Using Household Survey Data to Define Farming System Strategies in Uganda — Ingrid A. Rhinehart and Jordan Chamberlin, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA

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Theme 4 – Farming Systems Education
Poster
No.

44

Ph.D. Programme "Agricultural Economics and Related Sciences" – A Programme Especially for Students from the Tropics and Subtropics — M. Moser and W. Doppler, University of Hohenheim, Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics, Stuttgart, Germany

45

People Improving Growth for Swine in Micronesia — Manuel V. Duguies, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam, USA; Engly Ioanis, College of Micronesia, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

46

Voices of Those Behind the Hoe: Organic Coffee Production in Chiapas, Mexico — Julie M. Grossman, University of Minnesota, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics; St. Paul, MN, USA; Kristen Nelson, University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources, and Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, St. Paul, MN, USA; Walter Lenin Anzueto Anzueto, Unión de Ejidos y Comunidades Majomut; San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

47

Human Capacity Development Project in South Africa (Part of the Bi-National Commission between the United States and the Republic of South Africa) — Barbara A. Hughes, Seminole County Cooperative Extension Service, UF/IFAS, Sanford, FL, USA

27

Overcoming the Challenges of Interdisciplinary Education: Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University — Paige G. Knutsen and Lorna Michael Butler, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA

56

The ‘Farmers’ Project: Using Adaptive Management for Ecosystem and Community-Based Rodent Management in Cambodia — Boeur Kok4, Chan Phaloeun2, Chheng Nareth4, El Sotheary2, Angela Frost1,2, Kao Lim Pon3, Christine King1, Luke Leung1, Long Seng Hau3, Mak Pha3, Meuk Kom Ain4, Ny Vuthy2, Pol Chanty2, Iean Russell1, Seth Sopheap2, Tea Rithyvong4, Ung Sopheap2, Uy Sokco2; 1The University of Queensland Gatton Campus, AUSTRALIA; 2The Cambodian Agricultural and Research Development Institute, CAMBODIA; 3Samraong Commune, Kampong Cham Province, CAMBODIA; 4The Office of Agricultural Extension, Kampong Cham Province, CAMBODIA

41

Challenges in Farming: Bangladesh Perspective Institute for Environment and Development Studies-IEDS — Ameer H. Chowdhury and Mominul Hoque Miah, Institute for Environment and Development Studies, Bangladesh

48

People and the Planet: Meeting the Challenges of the New Millennium Interdisciplinary Ecology and Farming Systems at the University of Florida — Amy J. Sullivan, Victor Cabrera, Carlton Pomeroy and Norman Breuer, University of Florida, IFAS, Gainesville, FL, USA

49

University of Florida Extension International Training Program Dr. Pete Vergot, University of Florida Extension, Gainesville, Florida, USA

51

Agri-Economics Training Course Improvement in Russia — Mark A. Wade, University of Florida, Fort Pierce, FL, USA; Rosa Nikolaevna Murtazaeva, Volgograd State Agricultural Academy, Volgograd, RU

52

Enhancing Farmer Knowledge in Nigeria: An Experience in Extension Program Development — Mark A. Wade, University of Florida, Fort Pierce, FL, USA; David H. Picha, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

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Theme 5 – Food Safety & Security
Poster
No.

62

Development of the Model of Certification of Organic Food Products in Brazil — Renato Santos de Souza, Universidade de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, BRAZIL; Flávia Muradas Bulhões, Secretaria da Agricultura e Abastecimento, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

53

Relevance of Indigenous/Local Agricultural Knowledge: Its Importance in Food Security — Isabel A. Gutierrez-Montes and Edith Fernández-Baca, North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD), Iowa State University, Department of Sociology, Ames, Iowa, USA

55

Multi-Stakeholder Learning and Collective Action in Australia’s Pastoral Industries: Enhancing Ecological Sustainability and Food Safety through Environmental Certification across the Supply Chain — Christine King and Lester Pahl, The Department of Primary Industries, Toowoomba, Qld, AUSTRALIA

57

Citizen Panel on Genetically Modified Food Calls for Changes in the Food System — Stefan Seiter and Tom Kelly, University of New Hampshire, NH, USA

34

Utilization of Conventional Technologies by the Marginal and Small Tribal Farmers For Their Food Security — G. K. Shrivastava, R. Lakpale and M. L. Sharma, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, India

60

Losing Traditional Seed Management Systems: A Threat to Small Farmers’ Food Security in Nepal — N. P. Timsina, University of Reading, International and Rural Development Department, Reading United Kingdom; B. R. Upreti, King’s College London, School of Social Sciences and Public Policy, London

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Tool Bazaar
Poster
No.

T1

Using Small-Scale On-Farm Weather Monitoring Equipment as a Tool for Understanding Farmer Rationales and Management in Response To Climatic Risk — Kaori Sasaki and John Caldwell, National Agricultural Research Center for Tohoku Region and Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, Tsukuba Ibaragi, Japan

T2

“Heifer International’s Development Model and Work in the United States”Kathleen Colverson, Heifer International, Gainesville, FL, USA

T3

NUTMON-toolAndre De Jager, Wageningen University and Research Center, Ag Economics Research Institute, The Netherlands

T4

Training Tools for Ecologically-Based Participatory Implementation of IPM and Coffee Agroforestry in Nicaragua and Central America — Jeremy Haggar, CATIE MIP/AF, Miami, FL, USA

T5

Ethnographic and Participatory Linear Programming (EPLP)Peter Hildebrand, University of Florida/IFAS, Food & Resource Economics Department, Gainesville, FL USA

T6

Multi-Stakeholder Collaborative LearningClive Lightfoot, Internationanl Support Group (ISG), Agropoliis International, Montpellier, France

T7

The Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program at UC BerkeleyRobin Marsh, University of California, Center for Sustainable Resource Development, Berkeley, CA, USA

T8

Smile©: A Simulation And Scenario-Testing Tool for Supporting Decision Making on Rehabilitation and Transfer of Smallholder Irrigation SchemesSylvain Perret, University of Pretoria, Department of Agricultural Economics / CIRAD, Pretoria, South Africa

T9

International Farm Fellows ProgramJames Umphrey and Inés Avilés-Spadoni, University of Florida/IFAS, Animal Sciences Department, Gainesville, FL, USA

T10

Seeds of Hope: Achieving Food Security through Community-Based Food SystemsOran B. Hesterman, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Food Systems and Rural Development, Battle Creek, MI, USA

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Call for Papers - English

DEADLINE HAS PASSED
Poster Abstracts may still be submitted. See below.

All individuals interested in making an oral or poster presentation at the symposium should submit a full paper, including an abstract, by April 30, 2002. All approved papers will be published in a proceedings to be distributed at the conference on CDROM. Papers MUST be submitted electronically via the conference web site, and only electronic submissions of full papers will be considered. 
 

Click here for Paper & Abstract Submittal Instructions
ENGLISH VERSION

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Call for Papers - Spanish

DEADLINE HAS PASSED
Poster Abstracts may still be submitted. See below.

Todo interesado en hacer presentaciones orales o presentación de posters en el simposio debe enviar un trabajo (paper) completo incluyendo resumen (abstracto), antes del 30 de Abril de 2002.  Todos los trabajos  aprobados serán publicados en las memorias del congreso a ser distribuido en el momento en formato de CD-ROM.  Los trabajos DEBEN ser enviados en forma electrónica por medio del sitio de Internet del congreso.  Solo los envíos electrónicos de trabajos serán considerados
 

Haga Clic aquí para Instrucciones de cómo 
Enviar Trabajos y Resúmenes (Abstracts) 
SPANISH VERSION

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Registration Information

What Does the Registration Fee Include? 
The registration fee, combined with funds contributed by our generous sponsors, will allow each attendee to receive one copy of the proceedings on CD, conference materials, deluxe hors d’oeuvres and refreshments at the Sunday Welcome Reception and a networking social on Monday and Tuesday. Participants will enjoy a light continental breakfast, as well as morning and afternoon refreshment breaks each day. The guest and child registration fee includes full attendance at all conference meal functions. (Guests will not receive a copy of the conference proceedings.)

Registration Fees All figures are presented in US dollars.
Early Registration
(Before September 1, 2002)
Conference Attendees...........
Student Attendees.................
Spouses/Guests.....................
Children (12 & under)...........
$ 295
$ 195
$ 195
$ 125
Regular Registration
(By October 1, 2002)
Conference Attendees...........
Student Attendees.................
Spouses/Guests.....................
Children (12 & under)...........
$ 350
$ 250
$ 250
$ 150
Late/On-Site Registration
(After October 1, 2002)
Conference Attendees...........
Student Attendees.................
Spouses/Guests.....................
Children (12 & under).......... 
$ 400
$ 300
$ 300
$ 175

We are delighted you wish to register for the IFSA Symposium. While Advance Registration is closed, we will be happy to register you onsite at the conference, and look forward to your participation. Thank you.

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Tool Bazaar & Exhibit Displays

In keeping with tradition, the 2002 Symposium will feature a TOOL BAZAAR, which provides an open forum for participants to demonstrate new instruments, methodological applications, kits, manuals, software and any other tools applicable to farming systems and rural development professionals. This is an excellent opportunity to experience new tools, network with colleagues and share ideas. 

Participation in the TOOL BAZAAR is open to all registered participants and is free of charge, however, exhibitors must pay all costs associated with setting up their display, including equipment rental, freight and electricity charges or the purchase of items needed to create the display. Exhibit space is limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Please indicate your interest to participate on the Registration Form.
 

Call for Tool Bazaar Abstracts

Those exhibiting at the Tool Bazaar are encouraged to submit an abstract for their presentation. Tool Bazaar abstracts will be included in the book of abstracts distributed at symposium and will be posted on the IFSA web site.

The deadline to submit a Poster or Tool Bazaar abstract is Friday, August 30, 2002. A full manuscript for poster and tool bazaar presentations is due no later than November 1, 2002.
 
 

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Symposium Sponsors


Southern Illinois University

College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences

North Central Regional Center for Rural Development

Sustainable Agricultural & Natural Resource Management Collaborative Research Support Program

Food First Institute for Food and Development Policy



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Meeting Site & Accommodations 


1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd. 
Post Office Box 22202 
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-2202 
Reservations: 1-800-624-4109 
Telephone: 1-407-828-4444  / FAX: 1-407-828-8192 
Web Site: www.grosvenorresort.com/
The conference will be held at the beautiful Grosvenor Resort located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, just 18 miles from the Orlando International Airport. The Grosvenor is an official hotel of Walt Disney World. It is conveniently located across the street from the famous Downtown Disney, and complimentary shuttle service is offered to a multitude of nearby Disney World® theme parks including Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and MGM Studios, just to name a few.

The Grosvenor is offering a special rate of $99 per night plus 11 percent tax., with one or two people in a room. The group rate will be honored three days prior and three days following the conference, based on availability. 

TO MAKE RESERVATIONS, contact the hotel directly on its toll free number, 1-800-624-4109. Outside the United States, call the hotel directly at 1-407-828-4444. Be sure to specify you are attending the International Farming Systems Association Symposium. All hotel reservations must be made by Tuesday, October 1, 2002. After this date, neither availability nor the discounted group rate is guaranteed. 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: A first night’s room deposit must be made with a credit card, check or cash within 10 days of placing your reservation. For any reservations that “no show” or, are canceled within 72 hours of arrival, the deposit will not be refunded. Check-in time is after 3pm and check-out time is 11am. Should you arrive early or depart after these times, baggage storage areas are available for early arrivals and late departures. 

Click here for map and directions to the Grosvenor Resort from the Orlando International Airport. 
 

If you prefer to make your reservation by mail or fax., you may click the link below for a printable PDF file that can be completed and returned to the Hotel.

Hotel Reservation Form

Note: You need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to open and print the PDF file. (Available for free download.)


 
Share-a-room Information
CLICK HERE to view those wishing to share a hotel room.
Click here to submit your information for posting on the share a hotel room page (Email submissions will be posted within 3 working days).
  • This service will require that your name, gender, email address, affiliation, originating country and smoking preference be posted on a web page accessible to the public.
  • After locating a roommate, be sure to reserve your hotel room specifying two double beds as soon as possible. Double rooms tend to fill first and may not be available if you wait.
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Other Farming Systems Meetings 

IFSA European Group
International Farming
Systems Association
 5th IFSA European Symposium on

Farming and Rural Systems 
Research and Extension

Local Identities and Globalisation
Florence, Italy  l  April 8 to 11, 2002

Website: http://www.unifi.it/unifi/deeaf/ifsa/

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Related Links

Small Farms
at the 
University of Florida

Food First Institute for Food and Development Policy

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Area Information


Orlando International Airport
Avis is offering special rental 
rates to Cucurbitaceae 2002
Attendees. Click here to 
make reservations.

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IFSA Committee Representatives

Board of Directors
Ponniah Anandajayasekeram, African Farming Systems Association
Janice Jiggins, European Farming Systems Association
Christine King, Australian Farming Systems Association
Nimal Ranaweera, Asian Farming Systems Association
Sérgio Pinheiro, Latin American Farming Systems Association
Ed Price,  North American Farming Systems Association; Texas A & M University,
International Agriculture Programs 
IFSA Co-Presidents
Cornelia Flora, Co-President, IFSA; Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of    
        Agriculture and Sociology -and- Director, North Central Regional Center for Rural
        Development; Iowa State University
Constance Neely, Co-President, IFSA; Deputy Director, SANREM CRSP, University of Georgia
Organizing Committee
Constance L. Neely, Co-President, IFSA; Deputy Director, SANREM CRSP, University of
        Georgia
Cornelia Flora, Co-President, IFSA; Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of
        Agriculture 
Peter Hildebrand, Conference Organizer, University of Florida/IFAS, International Programs
Ed Price, North American Farming Systems Association; Texas A & M University,
        International Agriculture Programs 
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For More Information

Program Information Registration Information
Peter Hildebrand
     - Conference Organizer
University of Florida/IFAS
International Programs
PO Box 110240
Gainesville, FL 32611-0240
Phone: 1-352-392-1965
Fax: 1-352-392-7127
Email: peh@ufl.edu

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University of Florida/IFAS
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Gainesville, FL 32611-0750
Phone: 1-352-392-5930
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