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Author Norman, David.

Title Farming Systems in the Nigerian Savanna : Research and Strategies for Development
Published Milton : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (300 pages)
Series Westview replica edition.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; LIST OF TABLES; LIST OF FIGURES; LIST OF MAPS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; LIST OF ACRONYMS; 1 INTRODUCTION: FARMING SYSTEMS, AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES; Rationale for a Micro-Orientation; Evolution of Agricultural Research Priorities; Going Back to Basics: Understanding the Farmers; Institutional History and Setting for Micro-Oriented Research in Northern Nigeria; Background; Determination of Research Priorities; The Socio-Economic Input to Agricultural Research; Plan of the Book; Notes
2 THE FARMING SYSTEMS APPROACH TO RESEARCHThe Environment of the Farming Household; Goals and the Pivotal Role of the Farming Household; The Time Frame; Multiple Goals; Conventional Analyses' Lack of Suitability; Developing Suitable Technology: Farming Systems Research; Farming Systems Research; The descriptive and diagnostic stage; The design stage; The testing stage; The extension stage; Requirements for a Suitable Technology; Implications of the Farming Systems Perspective in the Development Process; Scale; Multiple Objectives; Political Will; Conclusion; Notes
3 AGROECOLOGY OF THE NIGERIAN SAVANNAPhysical Factors; Climate; Water regime; Temperatures; Soils; Biological Factors; Growth Cycles of Crops; Pests and Diseases of Crops; Nutrition and Disease in Livestock; Implications of the Savanna Resource Base for Production; Farmers' Strategies; The ridge system of cultivation; The ring system of cultivation; Mixed cropping; Strategies of Agricultural Researchers; Water; Soil fertility; Plant characteristics; Pest and disease reduction; Persistent Yield Gap; Notes; 4 FARMING COMMUNITIES AND INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS IN NORTHERN NIGERIA
5 FARMING SYSTEMS IN THREE ZARIA VILLAGES, NORTHERN NIGERIAOverview of Research: the Setting; Village Selection; Study Sequence; Sample Design and Survey Methods; Chapter Outline; The Technical Element; Physical Factors; Biological Factors; The Exogenous Influences; Land Supply and Demand; Community Status and the Degree of Commercialization; The Availability of Non-Family Labor; Access to Markets: Selling and Purchasing Behavior; Exogenous Influences: a Summary; The Endogenous Influences; Household Size, Composition, and Organization; The Household Labor Force and Household Productivity
The People: Villages, Compounds, and HouseholdsCommunity Norms and Beliefs; Cultural/Societal Norms and Work; Cultural/Societal Norms and Children; Cultural/Societal Norms and Community Interations; Society in Transition; Changing Family Structure; The Individual and the Community; Changing Roles of Family and Community Labor; External Institutions; The Input Markets; Fertilizer; Seeds; Credit; Extension advice; The Output Markets; Types of private markets; Transferring the produce; Marketing functions and margins; Intermarket and seasonal price relationships; Notes
Notes Responsibilities for work
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Subject Agricultural systems -- Nigeria
Agriculture and state -- Nigeria.
Agriculture -- Research -- Nigeria
Savannas -- Nigeria
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429696884