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close this bookObstacles to Tree Planting in Arid and Semi-Arid lands: Comparative Case Studies from India and Kenya (UNU, 1982, 63 p.)
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentSummary and conclusions
close this folder1. Introduction and purpose of the study
View the documentThe United Nations University programme
View the documentObjective of the study
View the documentChoice of study areas
View the documentDefinitions and distribution of arid and semi-arid lands
View the documentBenefits of trees-the "4-E Package"
View the documentRecent trends in forestry
close this folder2. India
View the documentForestry policy, strategy, and organization
View the documentSelection of the study area
View the documentResources and needs for forest products and services
View the documentOvercoming the major obstacles to tree planting
View the documentThe Gujarat community forestry project
close this folder3. Kenya
View the documentLand Tenure and use
View the documentDefinition and distribution of the arid and semi-arid zones
View the documentGovernment policy on arid zone development
View the documentForestry organization and policy
View the documentRural afforestation and extension
View the documentNeeds for forest products and services in the arid zone
View the documentCurrent programmes of afforestation in the arid zone
View the documentOvercoming the major obstacles to tree planting
close this folder4. India and Kenya: Comparisons and contrasts
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentEnvironmental and technical factors
View the documentInstitutional factors
View the documentSocial and economic factors
View the documentAppendix 1. Outline of a four-week training course in community forestry and extension at the commonwealth forestry institute Oxford
View the documentAppendix 2. Proposal for a 35-hour course in agro-forestry for agricultural students (third-year degree)
View the documentAppendix 3. Summer courses at the commonwealth forestry institute, Oxford
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Appendix 1. Outline of a four-week training course in community forestry and extension at the commonwealth forestry institute Oxford


The course is designed on the lines of a workshop, with the aims that the participants understand and apply the biological, social, and economic principles for the design and operation of social forestry activities, with special reference to the Gujarat Social Forestry Project.

Course Details/Syllabus

The teaching methods will include lectures, seminar, practical exercises, and group discussions, The course is organized on the basis of four sessions of approximately 11/2 hours per day and includes time for private study. Each course will be specifically designed for the expected participants, and the first two courses at least will be held at Oxford; in future a field visit may be appropriate. However, for the first groups of participants from Gujarat it is not expected that field exposure will be needed; more important is detailed coverage with notes and practical exercises for future reference.

Week 1: The Background   Week 2: Targets and Project Design  
  Hours   Hours
Arrival and registration. Introduction to course
2 The place of training and extension work 1
Survey and land use planning 2
Outline of the environment and its climate, soil,   Estimation of rural requirements for forest  
water relations, and biotic factors 10 produce-questionnaires and surveys 3
Human population trends 1 Cost and benefit estimation and identification  
Livestock versus trees 1 of beneficiaries 2
Land tenure 1 Private study 5
Institutional constraints and requirements 2 Flexibility in approaches to solution of  
Private study 3
problems identified; multicropping,  
agro-forestry, and silvopastures 1
Sociological studies and receptivity of rural
people to schemes involving trees
Soil and water conservation