Asian Vegetable Research and Development Centre; User Perspective with Agricultural Research and Development, CIP International Potato Center; University ofWisconsin-Madison; International Center for Research in Agroforestry (lCRAF); The University of Georgia, User Perspective with Agricultural Research and Development, CIP International Potato Center; University ofWisconsin-Madison; International Center for Research in Agroforestry (lCRAF); The University of Georgia
D. J. Midmore; L. Ramos
1. Through formal and informal survey with farmers, identify present and past cropping systems involving vegetables and current agronomic practices.- Provide reliable data for the purposes of modeling soil and water movement in the watershed, as a predictive/research tool in combination with socioeconomic functions, for sites elsewhere. Accomplishments" , "' 2. A complete formal survey of the farming community in the mid to higher reaches of the watershed al10wed characterisation of farming typologies, which revolved largely around the level of purchased inorganic fertilizer. The informal survey gave insights into the amount 3. Identify the requirements for successful farmer adoption of those sustainable vegetable production systems. 4. Understand the nutrient balance and cycling on sloping fields and within intercrops (strip, hedgerow, agroforestry) involving vegetables. 5. Postulate relationships between cropping systems, agronomic practices, slope, geology, landform, elevation, soil properties and water loss. 6. Monitor the influence of alternative vegetable production including those for erosion control and promotion of tree vegetable associations on net income, decline/ improvement of soil physical/chemical properties and community adoption ofthe concepts involved on researcher-managed and farmer-managed plots. 7. Develop measures, in consultation with farmers, for improved productivity and enhanced soil and water conservation.