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close this bookSpecial Public Works Programmes - SPWP - Planting Trees - An Illustrated Technical Guide and Training Manual (ILO - UNDP, 1993, 190 p.)
close this folder8. Organizing the work
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View the document8.1 Planning
View the document8.2 Workforce
View the document8.3 Labour requirements over the year
View the document8.4 Worknorms
View the document8.5 Coordinating the work
View the document8.6 Tools and equipment
View the document8.7 Supervision and control
View the document8.8 Records to keep

8.5 Coordinating the work

The main work items in establishing a large-scale plantation are listed on the opposite page. Planting should start at the beginning of the rainy season. This date is therefore more or less fixed and inflexible. Dates for the other items have to be calculated backwards or forwards from the planting date.

Plants, tools and other materials can be ordered at the same time for all the plantations in the area. Transport of plants and, if needed, of workers should be coordinated. In many plantation programs transport problems are one of the major causes of work delay.

Manpower needs, recruitment and a training program should be planned at the management level. The building up of a skilled labour force with sufficient pay and job security is one of the best ways to ensure high quality and productive work.

When planting operations are to be carried out on a number of sites one particular year, sites in the same area or along the same road or trail should be given priority. This will facilitate the coordination of the work and efficient management. after before