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close this bookLivestock and Poultry Production (IIRR, 1992, 106 p.)
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View the documentWorkshop to revise the agroforestry technology information kit (ATIK)
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Open this folder and view contentsCurrent program thrusts in upland development
View the documentSimple agro-livestock technology (SALT-2)
View the documentIntensive feed garden
View the documentCharacteristics of forage grasses for IFG
View the documentPlant-based livestock medication
View the documentSmall-scale cattle production
View the documentForced-feeding technology (including Batangas cattle-fattening system)
View the documentNative pig production
View the documentPig-feed garden
View the documentLow-cost goat housing
View the documentImproving the native chicken
View the documentFamily Backyard Poultry project
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View the documentOn-farm fodder sources in agroforestry (trees and grasses)
View the documentOff-farm fodder sources in agroforestry (trees and grasses)

Message

Agroforestry, the land management system of incorporating crop production with tree and/or livestock production, evolved to become one of the most widely promoted tools for sustaining development in the uplands. To supplement the materials used by upland development extension workers in promoting agroforestry, a group of specialists, technicians and farmers from 11 government and nongovernment organizations met at the invitation of the Intemational Institute of Rural Reconstruction in Silang, Cavite in November 1989 to develop the Agroforestry Technology Information Kit (ATIK). In November 1992, some of the specialists, together with some farmers and an additional number of specialists and technicians, met again at IIRR to revise the ATIK.

The updated kit is handy, easy-to-understand and full of illustrations. It widely uses indigenous technologies. With this kit, it is hoped that extension workers and upland dwellers develop a better understanding and appreciation of agroforestry. The success of agroforestry as a tool for sustaining upland development, however, will depend on how this tool is introduced and implemented. Sustainable agroforestry systems can only be attained if upland dwellers are involved in the planning and establishment of such systems.

I commend all those involved in the production of this useful kit.

Angel C. Alcala Secretary Department of Environment and Natural Resources