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close this bookStrategies for Improved Management of Latin American Drylands (UNU, 1980, 28 pages)
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentI. Problems of management and development of Latin American drylands
View the documentII. Programmes of training and research for management and development of drylands in Mexico
View the documentIII. Problems of management of arid zones in South America
View the documentIV. Programmes of research and training for the management of arid zones in Latin America
View the documentV. The role of the United Nations University in a network of research and training for the arid zones of Latin America
View the documentAppendix I: Field excursion to UAAAN experimental station, Noria de Guadalupe
View the documentAppendix II: Programme
View the documentAppendix III: Workshop participants

Appendix II: Programme

United Nations University
Natural Resources Programme-Arid Lands Sub-programme
Workshop on Strategies for Improved Management of Latin American Drylands
''Antonio Narro "Autonomous Agrarian University, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
25-29 February 1980

Objectives

(a) To initiate a programme network in Latin America.

(b) In the light of identified obstacles to the application of existing knowledge for the solution of arid lands problems, to develop strategies for future development and management of Latin American drylands, and to formulate training programmes for their management.

Coverage

1. Problems in dryland management in Latin America

- environmental
- social and economic
- technological and organizational

2. Obstacles to arid lands development in Latin America

-technological
-social and cultural
-economic and organizational

3. Management and development of Mexico's drylands

4. Arid lands management problems in South America

5. Training programmes for arid lands management in South America

6. The role of the UNU network for arid lands development in Latin America

Monday February 25
9.00 a.m. Registration and documentation
11.00 a.m. INAUGURAL MEETING
Eng Humberto Alvarado-Sánchez, Vice-Chancellor UAAAN
Professor Jack A. Mabbutt, Co-ordinator, UNU Arid Lands Sub-programme
Dr Richard S. Odingo, Senior Programme Officer, UN University
2.00-3.30 p.m. SESSION I - PROBLEMS IN MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF LATIN AMERICAN DRYLANDS
Commission A: Environmental Factors
Chairman: Armijo --- Rapporteur: Zavaleta
Contributed Papers
Dregne: Environmental Factors in Dry/and Agriculture in Latin America
Gastó: Environmental Factors in Rangeland Management in South America
Commission B: Social and Economic Problems
Chairman: Medellín --- Rapporteur: Hernández
Contributed Papers
Correia: Social and Economic Problems in the Irrigated Areas of the San Francisco River, Northeastern Brazil
Trueba: Social and Economic Problems in Mexico's Drylands
Commission C: Technological and Organizational Problems
Chairman: Dávila --- Rapporteur: Lailhacar
Contributed Papers
Anaya: Technology in Present-day Dryland Management in Latin America
Smith: Natural Resources Management in the Drylands of Northern Mexico
4.00-5.30 p.m. Plenary Session
Chairman: Percious --- Rapporteur: Anaya
Tuesday February 26
9.00-10.30 a.m. SESSION II - PROBLEMS IN MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF LATIN AMERICAN DRYLANDS
Commission A: Technological Obstacles
Chairman: Nava --- Rapporteur: Fierro
Contributed Papers
Braun: Technological Obstacles for Development in the Central- Western Regions in Argentina
Schechter: Organizational Problems in Dryland Management in Latin America
Commission B: Social and Cultural Obstacles
Chairman: Correia --- Rapporteur: Trueba
Contributed Papers
Less: Social and Cultural Obstacles to New Agricultural Inputs
Browman: Social and Economic Problems in Dryland Management in the Peruvian - Bolivian Altiplano
Commission C: Economic and Organizational Obstacles
Chairman: Lailhacar --- Rapporteur: Armijo
Contributed Papers
Piña: Economic Obstacles for Dryland Development in Latin America
Percious: Technical Assistance for Dryland Development
11.00 a.m.-12.30 p.m. Plenary Session
Chairman: Schechter --- Rapporteur: Nava
2.00-5.30 p.m. SESSION III - EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES FOR MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF MEXICO'S DRYLANDS
Plenary Session
Chairman: Marroquín --- Rapporteur: Armijo
Reports from:
Anaya (Graduate School, Chapingo)
Franco (National Institute for Agricultural Research)
Olivieri (Institute for Research on Biotic Resources)
Medellín (Desert Research Institute, University of San Luis Potosí)
Medina (UAAAN)
Wednesday February 27
  FIELD EXCURSION: UAAAN's experimental stations and ecosystem management applications
Thursday February 28
9.00-10.30 a.m. SESSION IV - ARID LANDS MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS IN SOUTH AMERICA
Plenary Session - Brazil and Peru
Chairman: Dregne --- Rapporteur: Marroquin
Speakers:
Correia (Brazil)
Zavaleta (Peru)
11.00 a.m.-12.30 p.m. Plenary Session - Argentina and Chile
Chairman: Olivieri --- Rapporteur: Rodriguez
Speakers:
Braun (Argentina )
Gastó (Chile)
2.00-4.30 p.m. SESSION V - TRAINING PROGRAMMES IN ARID LANDS MANAGEMENT IN SOUTH AMERICA
Chairman: Lees --- Rapporteur: Muñoz
Brief reports from representatives of participant countries
Friday February 29
9.00-11.30 a.m. SESSION VI - THE ROLE OF A UNU NETWORK FOR ARID LANDS TRAINING AND RESEARCH IN LATIN AMERICA
Chairman: Medina --- Rapporteur: Medellín
12 noon-1.00 p.m. CLOSING SESSION
Speakers:
Mabbutt (UN University)
Odingo (UN University)
3.00 - 5.00 p.m. UNU representatives' and rapporteurs' meeting