A Low-Cost Approach To Understanding Small Farmers

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This article on the use of surveys in studies of small scale farmers includes an extensive pre-survey checklist of questions and issues to be explored in interviews with farmers. The questions cover the following areas: description of the local farming system, identification of resource constraints, farmers' assessments of hazards and farmers' opinions on components of currently recommended maize technology.

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This checklist may be of interest to those involved in farming systems research.
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Agricultural Administration
Vol.8 no.6
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