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close this bookAgroforestry In-Service Training: A Training Aid for Asia and the Pacific Islands (Peace Corps, 1984, 223 p.)
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Training program goals and objectives


· To develop a stronger and more confident understanding and working relationship among Peace Corps Volunteers and their respective Host Country National Counterparts.

· To identify and improve needed skill areas in agroforestry, site survey methodologies and development strategies.

· To broaden the participants knowledge of a variety of potential forestry extension techniques and enable them to practice these techniques.

· To give the participants confidence in recommending and incorporating, where appropriate, traditional or new systems of agroforestry in accordance with the local needs and conditions.

· To recognize the role of women in forestry and integrate women into community analysis and project planning for a holistic approach to human resource utilization and development.

· To provide participants the opportunity for information sharing on specific forestry issues and practices in their respective countries of service.


· Working in groups, counterparts (PCVs and HCNs) will gain an improved understanding of each other and thereby enhance their working relationship.

· Through lectures and field/site visits, participants will augment their knowledge and understanding of the environmental, economic and social implications of agroforestry practices.

· Trainees will view and discuss traditional methods of agroforestry practices in Asia and the Pacific and discuss those practiced in their respective countries.

· Analyze the environmental, economic and social aspects involved in carrying out an agroforestry project on a specific site. Participants will then prepare and present an integrated plan for the improvement of the site.

· Participants will examine various extension methodologies and experiment with a variety of extension techniques.

· Participants, through "hands-on" exercises will understand the principles of grafting and pruning fruit trees.

· Participants will gain "hands-on" experience in nursery management techniques.