Peasants, farmers and scientists a chronicle of tropical agricultural science in the twentieth century /

This book is a critical account of tropical agricultural science and agricultural development in the twentieth century, in particular in Africa. It describes successes as well as fads and failures, from the perspective of a practitioner of more than 40 years. The emphasis is on the second half of th...

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Main Author: Mutsaers, H. J. W., 1940-
Other Authors: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Dordrecht, the Netherlands : Springer, [2007]
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 607 pages) : illustrations.
Table of Contents:
  • Front Matter; What Is Tropical Agronomy?; A Tropical Agronomist's Education; Old and New: The 1960s and 1970s; Farmers Are Smarter Than You Think; Forests, Fallows and Fields; Farmer Skills, an Elusive Property; Mainly Technology; Follies and Sanity of Farming Systems Research; The Modelling Sorcerers and Their Apprentices; Donors, Experts and Consultants; Can African Farming Be Improved? (And Can Agronomists Help?); Back Matter.