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ASIA-PACIFIC AGROFORESTRY NEWSLETTER

NO. 24, JULY 2004

 
 

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PRODUCTION. Patrick Durst and Philip McKenzie (Editorial Consultants), Leah Arboleda and Eileen Calaycay-Cardona (Editors), Reinelen Reyes (Editorial Assistant), Rowena Cabahug, Perseveranda Tubig and Consolacion Lampa (Production Assistants)

COVER PHOTO. Mercedes Inocencio or Manang Ceding’s multistorey system in Mt. Kanla-on Natural Park, a protected area in Negros Island, central Philippines, protected the growth of dipterocarps that were planted as a reforestation project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources during the 1930s, amidst threats of illegal loggers. She was able to integrate additional forest trees (gmelina, mahogany, molave, etc), bamboo and fruit trees. Crops like taro and coffee were planted underneath as fodder supplement for pigs. Like the other members of the Biak-na-Bato Upland Farmers Association, she is also raising 1 000 seedlings of forest and fruit trees to support the need for planting materials. Through her agroforestry farm and mini-store, Manang Ceding was able to support the education of her five children.

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DEAR READERS

AGROFORESTRY RESEARCH

Systematizing the local ecological knowledge of M’Nongs in Vietnam’s central highlands
Medicinal and aromatic plants in agroforestry
A promising component in Philippine agroforestry: a land snail called bayuku (Ryssota ovum)
Farmers try out agrihorticulture in semi-arid subtropics of India

AGROFORESTRY PROMOTION AND DEVELOPMENT

Aspects of agroforestry development in Houaphanh province, Lao PDR
A people’s forest restores degraded jhum lands in northeast India
Giving back: making research results relevant to local groups and conservation
Building the technical and teaching skills of agroforestry teachers in the Philippines

AGROFORESTRY EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Filipino agroforesters converge in their first national congress
Training opportunities
Malaysia to hold Second National Seminar on Agroforestry

PUBLICATIONS

New publications help respond to the growing interest in trees outside forests, agroforestry
Information on native and traditional Pacific Island agroforestry trees soon to be available in the Internet
New publication releases
FAO updates for the bookshelf

WEB SITES

Useful web sites and links

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