ERIC Number: ED307483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: N/A
Agroforestry In-Service Training. A Training Aid for Asia & the Pacific Islands (Honiara, Solomon Islands, South Pacific, October 23-29, 1983). Training for Development. Peace Corps Information Collection & Exchange Training Manual No. T-16.
Fillion, Jacob; Weeks, Julius
The Forestry/Natural Resources Sector in the Office of Training and Program Support of the Peace Corps conducted an agroforestry inservice training workshop in Honiara, Solomon Islands, in 1983. Participants included Peace Corps volunteers and their host country national counterparts from six countries of the Pacific Islands and Asia (Western Samoa, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, and the Solomon Islands). The workshop design combined technical presentations with appropriate hands-on experiential learning sessions. One of the principal goals of the workshop was to train teams of Peace Corps volunteers and host country counterparts in the concepts of agroforestry while at the same time strengthening their personal relationship. Emphasis also was placed on broadening the participants' knowledge of different extension techniques and strategies and providing them with an opportunity to practice those techniques. The workshop also stressed the role of women in development, especially in forestry. The actual sessions on agroforestry focused on the ecological, economic, social and technical aspects. They included an historical overview; advantages and disadvantages; tree, crop, and animal production within a system; nitrogen fixing trees; project planning; seed selection and storage; and fruit tree preparation and management. (This document contains outlines of the training sessions as well as technical information on agroforestry.) (KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Community Education, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Course Content, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Forestry, Forestry Aides, Forestry Occupations, Horticulture, Lesson Plans, Natural Resources, Postsecondary Education, Soil Conservation, Soil Science, Teaching Methods, Trees, Visual Aids, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.