ERIC Number: ED242564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Volunteer Notes on Reforestation. A Handbook for Volunteers. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Reprint R-45.
Seefeldt, Steve, Comp.
Provided in this document are descriptions of reforestation projects and techniques presented by Peace Corps volunteers from Chad, Ivory Coast, Upper Volta, and Niger. The purpose of the document is to aid individuals in trying to find solutions to the problems facing forestry in the Sahel. These projects include: (1) reforestation of Ronier palm ("Borassus aethiopum") in the Dallo Maouri; (2) development of village nurseries in the Kongoussi region of Upper Volta; (3) the Yegelalan sand dune stabilization project; (4) Acacia Albida Project in Chad (establishing strands of "Acacia Albida" trees in grain fields); and (5) the Dougui forestry project, which focuses on reforestation through protection of natural regeneration. Also included are reports from the 1977 Peace Corps Forestry Conference. These reports focus on: windbreak planting; direct seeding of "Acacia senegal"; village reforestation; afforestation in N'Guigmi; vegetation inventory of the Dinderesso Foret Classe; determination of the proper date to commence planting; planting in relation to rainfall; village woodlots at Magaria; and vegetation/habitat type-map of Park National de W du Niger. Schedule of the 1978 conference and notes from workshops of desertification are also provided. (JN)
Descriptors: Botany, Developing Nations, Environmental Influences, Foreign Countries, Forestry, Natural Resources, Plant Growth, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Trees
Peace Corps, Information Collection & Exchange, Office of Program Development, 806 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20526.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
Note: This paper is a result of the Niger Forestry Conference held in Niamey, Niger, October 25-30, 1978.