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close this book Forestry training manual for the Africa region
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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

Acknowledgements

We wish to acknowledge the contributions of many people to the development of this Africa Region Forestry Training Manual. The initial research for this manual began May of 1982, with a meeting between Bruce Burwell, Technical Forester, Reginald Petty, Peace Corps/Kenya Country Director, and Ken Barber, Associate Peace Corps Director for Forestry in Senegal. At this meeting, the needs assessments and task analysis were reviewed. In addition, Bruce interviewed Forestry Volunteers in the field in both Senegal and Kenya, as well as Peace Corps staff members and ministry officials of each country concerned with their national forestry programs.

The initial design for this manual was field tested in July/August 1982, at the University of Arizona Conference Center in Oracle, Arizona with Peace Corps Forestry Trainees for Kenya and Senegal. Our special thanks to Dr. Zubee and his staff of the University's Department of Renewable Resources, particularly Carol Wakely, for all their help and guidance. We also want to thank Beth Suit, Director of the University of Arizona Conference Center, and her staff, especially Georgia McKay, for their cooperation and concern.

We appreciate the support of Wayne White and Deborah Huerta, U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Station, for all their help in arranging the interagency agreement connected with this project. Special thanks to Val Mezainis, former Deputy Director, OPTC, Peace Corps and Diane Hedgecock for their time and support of the program. We would also like to acknowledge Dr. David Cleveland for arranging access to the University of Arizona resources and for his continued interest and support of the training program.

Very special thanks are due to the Papago Tribe for their cooperation in making the field trip a success. We would like to thank Max Norris, the Tribal Chairman, for his assistance. Many thanks to David Muturi of Kenya for spending a great deal of time with us in Arizona and sharing his knowledge and expertise.

Last, but not least, we acknowledge the trainees who were the participants in the field testing of this design at Oracle, Arizona.

This Africa Region Pre-service Training Manual was developed by Joan Bordman, Training Design Consultant, Bruce Burwell, Technical Forester, and Steven Joyce, Training Administrator. Substantial review and revision input came from George Mahaffey, Peace Corps Forestry Program Manager on detail from the National Park Service, Pat Riley, Mary Risser and Jacob Fillion who reviewed and edited the manual and Julius Weeks who was responsible for the production of the manual.