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close this book Forestry training manual for the Africa region
View the document Acknowledgements
View the document Trainee guidelines
Open this folder and view contents Training program overview
Open this folder and view contents Conducting the training program
Open this folder and view contents Presenting the sessions
View the document Words about transition
View the document Session 1 : Welcome, expectations, and evaluation criteria
View the document Session 2 : Special projects
View the document Session 3 : The forests of the world, peace corps' forestry goals, the individual volunteer's role
View the document Session 4 : Record keeping - group process
View the document Session 5 : Video tapes
View the document Session 6 : Agro-forestry data collection
View the document Session 7 : Feedback
View the document Session 8 : Flowers, seeds, the beginning
View the document Session 9 : Nutrition
View the document Session 10 : Non-verbal communication
View the document Session 11 : Germination
View the document Session 12 : Coping skills
View the document Session 13 : Basic site selection, planning & layout of a nursery
View the document Session 14 : Review of trainees' nursery plan
View the document Session 15 communication through illustration
View the document Session 16 : Soil preparation, seedbed sowing
View the document Session 17 : Individual interviews
View the document Session 18 : Reproduction by clippings and nursery review
View the document Session 19 : Introduction to extension
View the document Session 20 : Protection and record keeping (Insect collection)
View the document Session 20A : Chicken preparation
View the document Session 21 : The volunteers' role as an extensionist
View the document Session 22 : Tropical horticulture: care, tending and disease control
View the document Session 23 : Women in development - part I
View the document Session 24 : Team building
View the document Session 25 : Building and using a rustic transit
View the document Session 26 : Women in development - part II
View the document Session 27 : Working with groups as an extension worker
View the document Session 28 : Trees: identification & planting
View the document Session 29 : Lesson plan and use of visual aids in teaching
View the document Session 30 : The ugly American
View the document Session 31 : Catchments - sowing of seedlings into catchments
View the document Session 32 : Weekly interview
View the document Session 33 : Agro-forestry
View the document Session 34 : Community analysis introduction
View the document Session 35 : Soils
View the document Session 36 : Community analysis
View the document Session 37 : Irrigation
View the document Session 38 : Review of expectations - mid-way
View the document Session 39 : Problem analysis
View the document Session 40 : Soil erosion
View the document Session 41 : Species report - research demonstration
View the document Session 42 : Cultural values
View the document Session 43 : Wellbeing
View the document Session 44 : Field trip overview
View the document Session 45 : Agro-forestry reports
View the document Session 46 : Weekly interview
View the document Session 47 : Leave on week-long field trip
View the document Session 48 : Pesticides
View the document Session 49 : Review of field trips
View the document Session 50 : Resources
View the document Session 51 : Area measurement, pacing, compass use
View the document Session 52 : Compost heap - greenhouse construction - germination percentage
View the document Session 53 : Culture shock
View the document Session 54 : Range management
View the document Session 55 : Grafting and fruit trees
View the document Session 56 : Professional approaches to interaction with host country officials
View the document Session 57 : Project planning: goal setting
View the document Session 58 : Final interviews
View the document Session 59 : Ecology teams presentations
View the document Session 60 : Graduation

Trainee guidelines

This manual has been developed as a state-side forestry training guide, complete with exercises, for the training of prospective Peace Corps Volunteers who will serve in various African countries. This module or design lends itself to both single-country and multi-country forestry training.

Two methods were used to collect information for the Africa-specific content of the training program. Peace Corps staff in Senegal (West Africa) and Kenya (East Africa) provided the design team with needs assessments for forestry training in their respective-countries. In addition, the technical trainer visited both countries and did active research on the various tasks involved in Forestry Volunteers' extensionist roles. He also did extensive videotaping of Volunteers, their sites, trees, forest nurseries and community settings.

Combining information from the two countries' needs assessments, the trainer's active research, including videotapes, and the body of data about technical forestry skills and practices, a task analysis for the training program was developed. A list of objectives for training was derived from this task analysis, and a six-week training model designed to meet the objectives. The format and many of the exercises used in this model are patterned after the Forestry Training Manual for the Inter-America Region, which in turn drew from materials developed for other training manuals produced by the Office of Program Development, with special attention to integrating the Core Curriculum Materials.

Each session of this training program builds from the one(s) preceding it, and toward the one(s) which follow, making for smooth linkages between sessions. With minor modifications, however, sessions may be used independently, or in some cases deleted from the design.

Suggestions for location, timing and administration of the training program are drawn from experience gained during a pilot program conducted in July and August of 1982, in Oracle, Arizona. While the constraints of your setting and the availability of resources may require some modifications of these guidelines, we suggest that special consideration be given to each of the above categories, so that the training program may offer the greatest benefit to potential Forestry Volunteers.

An effort has been made to purge the instructions and materials of excessive training jargon; some, however, remains. Trainers may want to further modify the training language if it gets in the way of communicating with participants. It is hoped that the language, the instructions and the trainer's notes provided in this manual will facilitate both the trainers' presentations and the trainees' learnings in a forestry training program.