Farmer participatory adaptation and adoption of contour hedgerows for soil conservation
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Fujisaka, Sam. 1998. Farmer participatory adaptation and adoption of contour hedgerows for soil conservation . In: Howeler, Reinhardt H. (ed.). Regional Workshop Cassava Breeding, Agronomy and Farmer Participatory Research in Asia (5, 1996, Hainan, China). Cassava breeding, agronomy and farmer participatory research in Asia: Proceedings . Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Regional Cassava Program for Asia, Bangkok, TH. p. 376-388.
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From 1987 through 1992 a team of on-farm researchers worked at Claveria in northern Mindanao to improve the productivity and sustainability of the local upland rice and maize-based agroecosystems. Adaptive research goals were to improve crop productivity, control soil erosion, and improve nutrient cycling. A "strategic" goal was to develop methods by which research programs could work with farmers to develop locally appropriate and adoptable innovations. We used contour hedgerow systems as a general technology to control soil erosion; worked with farmers on their adaptation of the technology; and eventually our results included lessons for farmer-participatory research, technology development, and technology transfer.
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