Evaluating Technology for New Farming Systems: Case Studies from Philippine Rice Farms

C. Barlow, S. Jayasuriya, E. C. Price

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The objective of IRRI's Cropping Systems Program is to develop techniques of growing rice in combination with other crops to increase the productivity and profitability of small rice farms. Sound principles of economics, ecology, energy conservation, and employment generation must be integrated into a socially acceptable cropping pattern. The problem of identifying from a number of alternative experimental cropping patterns, those likely to be profitable to farmers is challenging. Yet the exercise is crucial for guiding research and avoiding the damage caused by introducing unacceptable technology to farmers. The authors of this book approach the problem of the whole-farm context, employing the method of linear programming. It provides a detailed view of factors that affect the adoption of techniques for multiple cropping recently developed by the IRRI Cropping Systems Program. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
PublisherInternational Rice Research Institute, Manila
Number of pages110
ISBN (Print)9711040794, 9789711040796
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1982
Externally publishedYes

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