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dc.contributorvan Rooyen, Andreen_US
dc.contributorHomann-Kee Tui, Sabineen_US
dc.creatorMasikati, Patriciaen_US
dc.identifier.citationPatricia Masikati, Andre van Rooyen, Sabine Homann-Kee Tui. (20/11/2013). Assisting smallholder farmers in mixed crop-livestock systems to understand the potential effects of technologies and climate change through participatory modeling. Sydney, Australia.en_US
dc.description.abstractSmallholder farming systems in the semiarid areas of Zimbabwe are characterized by low production. This low production is not solely due to lack of technologies but also due to a lack of integrating a diversity of viewpoints belonging to local, expert and specialized stakeholders during technology development. Participatory approaches combined with computerbased modeling are increasingly being recognized as valuable approaches to jointly develop sustainable agricultural pathways. The paper discusses the application of this integrated and iterative process in developing and evaluating the impact of interventions aimed at improving food and feed production. The paper concludes that the process allows farmers to determine the impact of their decisions, evaluate new options and define realistic production and management options tailored to their particular circumstances. While inturn scientists and other stakeholders learn more about the farmers’ decisionmaking process, input and managerial potentials as well as knowledge gaps.en_US
dc.publisherNew South Wales Department of Primary Industryen_US
dc.subjectcrop-livestock systemsen_US
dc.titleAssisting smallholder farmers in mixed crop-livestock systems to understand the potential effects of technologies and climate change through participatory modelingen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
cg.subject.agrovocclimate changeen_US
cg.contributor.centerWorld Agroforestry Center - ICRAFen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics - ICRISATen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteWorld Agroforestry Center - ICRAFen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusLimited accessen_US

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