Harvest And Postharvest Issues In Farming Systems Research
'Harvest And Postharvest Issues In Farming Systems Research' in IDS Bulletin, 13:3, June 1982
The growing literature on farming systems research pays little attention to the harvest and post-harvest system (HPHS). Yet the HPHS is likely to be central to any programme of farming systems research both because it is a priority on its own account and because technology changes in other parts of the farm system disturb the traditional HPHS. The argument is illustrated by a case study from Santa Cruz, Bolivia and the implications for the organisation of farming systems research are examined.