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A low cost approach to understanding small farmers


, : A low cost approach to understanding small farmers. Agricultural Administration 8(6): 433-450

The case for a farming systems approach to agricultural improvement is made. Elements of the CIMMYT field investigation procedure are outlined, including zoning into homogeneous recommendation domains and evaluation of farmers' social and economic circumstances. Details of the exploratory survey and subsequent field verification procedures are outlined. Detailed guidelines for field surveys, as tested in Zambia, are provided as an Appendix.

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DOI: 10.1016/0309-586x(81)90038-8


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