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Agricultural R&D at the Crossroads: Merging Systems Research and Social - Actor Approaches

Agricultural R&D at the Crossroads: Merging Systems Research and Social - Actor Approaches Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural D evelopment Vol. VII, July 1997, No.I Book Reviews Agricultural R&D at the Crossroads: Merging Systems Research and Social - Actor Approaches By A. Budelman (edited) , Royal Tropical Institute, The N e therlands, 1995 247p. Investment in agricultural research was an important factor in increasing food supplies which grew mostly at par with population growth in most developing countries of Asia and Latin America . Thanks to the innovative technologies developed through research, many of them not only avoided cataclysmic forecasting about food production in the early 1970s, but also produced indigenous food surpluses and some achieved increments that brought them close to the goal of achieving self-sufficiency in grain cereals. This phenomenon commonly known as the Green Revolution focused on exploiting techno­ economic niches in favored environments with assured water control and adequate fertilizer inputs . This strategy worked well through most of the 1980s . The limitations of Green Revolution started becoming evident since then. Technological recommendations were overly general and farmers often found them inappropriate for solving their problems Moreover, not all farmers were able to invest in inputs to take advantage of high yielding ability of modern varieties in the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development SAGE

Agricultural R&D at the Crossroads: Merging Systems Research and Social - Actor Approaches

Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development , Volume 7 (1): 3 – Jul 1, 1997

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SAGE
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© 1997 Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific
ISSN
1018-5291
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2074-0131
DOI
10.1177/1018529119970108
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Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural D evelopment Vol. VII, July 1997, No.I Book Reviews Agricultural R&D at the Crossroads: Merging Systems Research and Social - Actor Approaches By A. Budelman (edited) , Royal Tropical Institute, The N e therlands, 1995 247p. Investment in agricultural research was an important factor in increasing food supplies which grew mostly at par with population growth in most developing countries of Asia and Latin America . Thanks to the innovative technologies developed through research, many of them not only avoided cataclysmic forecasting about food production in the early 1970s, but also produced indigenous food surpluses and some achieved increments that brought them close to the goal of achieving self-sufficiency in grain cereals. This phenomenon commonly known as the Green Revolution focused on exploiting techno­ economic niches in favored environments with assured water control and adequate fertilizer inputs . This strategy worked well through most of the 1980s . The limitations of Green Revolution started becoming evident since then. Technological recommendations were overly general and farmers often found them inappropriate for solving their problems Moreover, not all farmers were able to invest in inputs to take advantage of high yielding ability of modern varieties in the

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Published: Jul 1, 1997

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