The evolution and future of farming systems approaches: An international and national perspective

King, Christine (2003). The evolution and future of farming systems approaches: An international and national perspective. In: Proceedings of the 1st Australian Farming Systems Association Conference. 1st Australian Farming Systems Association Conference: Farming systems in the future, Toowoomba, Australia, (). 7-10 September 2003.

Author King, Christine
Title of paper The evolution and future of farming systems approaches: An international and national perspective
Conference name 1st Australian Farming Systems Association Conference: Farming systems in the future
Conference location Toowoomba, Australia
Conference dates 7-10 September 2003
Convener Christine King
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 1st Australian Farming Systems Association Conference
Place of Publication Toowoomba, Australia
Publisher Australian Farming Systems Association
Publication Year 2003
Sub-type Fully published paper
Total pages 13
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This paper presents an evolutionary account of extension ‘world views’ that help to locate changes in farming systems approaches over time. These range from the technology transfer era to one of social learning, highlighting a change in emphasis from managing individual farm inputs to improving rural livelihoods in a complex changing world. This overview enables the construction of a framework for thinking about these ‘world views’, their opportunities, limitations and application. The author suggests that it is timely for people working within the farming systems arena to challenge the dominant farming systems approaches of today that resemble those of the 1970’s, and to explore potential opportunities in the future to locate themselves purposefully in a wider environmental and social justice agenda, embracing social learning. Developed through practice, 7 Guiding Intentions to take on a social learning approach in farming systems RD&E are presented. It is the intention of this paper to suggest that through social learning, people within the farming systems arena will also act in a deliberate and purposeful way to learn their way into the future, rather than merely ‘stumble’ into it.
Subjects 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
0703 Crop and Pasture Production
Keyword Farming systems
Land management
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
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