|Agroforestry Extension Manual for Kenya (ICRAF, 1994, 190 p.)|
Agroforestry is a land-use system in which trees or shrubs are grown in association with agricultural crops, pastures or livestock. It has received much attention in recent development efforts in rural Kenya. This has been reflected in the numerous projects during the last decade that have supported tree-growing efforts in Kenya. Research in agroforestry has also expanded. Both government and non-government organizations, through extension work, have been transferring the results of this research into development activities that will improve the welfare of the farmer whose resources are poor.
Many projects have synthesized their experiences gained in agroforestry extension in Kenya and have developed relevant training materials for extension workers. The publications developed in this series complement each other. This extension guide is written for extension officers, in both government and non-government service, so that they can have a book that covers agroforestry in Kenya. In this book the term 'agroforestry' is used in a broad sense. The book explains the factors that need to be considered in agroforestry. Readers are expected to carry out local-level planning of extension activities. A basic philosophy is that agroforestry technologies for extension cannot be designed and imposed centrally but must be worked out by extension officers and actual land users locally.
International Centre for Research in Agroforestry
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