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Farming Systems Research into the 21st Century: The New by Ika Darnhofer, David Gibbon, Benoît Dedieu

By Ika Darnhofer, David Gibbon, Benoît Dedieu

Farming platforms study has 3 center features: it builds on platforms pondering, it will depend on the shut collaboration among social and biophysical sciences, and it is dependent upon participation to construct co-learning strategies. Farming platforms study posits that to give a contribution in the direction of sustainable rural improvement, either interdisciplinary collaborations and native actor engagement are wanted. jointly, they permit for alterations in realizing and adjustments in practices. This booklet offers an summary of the insights generated in twenty years of Farming platforms learn. It retraces the emergence and improvement of Farming platforms study in Europe, summarises the state of the art for key components, and offers an outlook on new explorations, particularly these tackling the dynamic nature of farming structures and their interplay with the average setting and the context of action.

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38 J. Brossier, C. Contini, L. Omodei Zorini, and A. Cristóvão and should be preserved. Such questioning opened the way for the formulation of the approach known as ‘Farming Systems Research’, to which authors like Ruthenberg (1971), Harwood (1979) or Norman (1980), among others, made significant contributions. Pillot (1993:25) underlined that in French-speaking countries the importance of human sciences was critical, and the humanist and Marxist influences were very visible.

Röling, N. (1998). The second wing of the eagle: The human dimension in learning our way to more sustainable futures. In N. Röling & M. A. ), Facilitating sustainable agriculture. Participatory learning and adaptive management in times of environmental uncertainty (pp. 46–71). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 2 The origins of the European IFSA: the first meetings and the agenda renewal Jacques Brossier, Caterina Contini, Luigi Omodei Zorini, and Artur Cristóvão Abstract In the mid-1990s the farming systems movement had reached Europe.

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