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    Author(s): Randall L. Workman
    Date: 1993
    Source: In: Raynor, Bill; Bay, Roger R., technical coordinators. Proceedings of the workshop on research methodologies and applications for Pacific Island agroforestry; July 16-20, 1990; Kolonia, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-140. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 21-25
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Agroforestry has the potential to contribute greatly to Pacific island development efforts. However, success will depend on fully realizing the social implications of agricultural research on island cultures. Agroforesters must recognize their role as "agents of change." Because of this, they must strive for the involvement of the community in all stages of their research. The applied research approach, exemplified by the Farming Systems Research and Development methodology, is offered as a model approach.

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    Workman, Randall L. 1993. Socio-cultural studies of indigenous agricultural systems: the case for applied research. In: Raynor, Bill; Bay, Roger R., technical coordinators. Proceedings of the workshop on research methodologies and applications for Pacific Island agroforestry; July 16-20, 1990; Kolonia, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-140. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 21-25

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