NO. 26, JULY 2005

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ISSN 0859-9742

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PRODUCTION. Patrick Durst, Philip McKenzie and Wilfredo M. Carandang (Editorial Consultants); Leah Arboleda and Eileen Calaycay-Cardona (Editors); Ana Papag and Rowena Cabahug (Editorial Assistants); Perseveranda Tubig and Reinelen Reyes (Production Assistants).

COVER PHOTO. The successful use of Silver oak (Grevillea robusta) as a shade tree in tea (Camellia sinensis) plantations in Western Ghats, India has helped maintain soil moisture, lessen fluctuations in soil temperature, increase relative humidity, provide high organic matter, and promote carbon sequestration. Silver oak in tea plantations demonstrates complementary sharing and efficient utilization of resources for increased productivity (see story on page 14).

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Impacts of Acacia tortilis and Leucaena leucocephala planted on field boundaries on groundnut-wheat crop production

Investigating alley and companion crops in agroforestry in the new alluvial plains of India

Agroforestry rejuvenates saline soils using saline irrigation

Growing lac insects for resin in an agroforestry system in Indonesia

Status of exotic trees in Indian agroforestry

FAO celebrates World Food Day 2005

Complementary sharing of resources: integrating Silver oak in tea plantations in Western Ghats, India

Philippines to hold second national agroforestry congress

InfoAgrar announces training opportunities for agroforestry practitioners

Training opportunities at UPLB-CFNR

InfoAgrar organizes symposium to celebrate World Food Day 2005

IIRR announces training opportunities for 2005

Useful websites for the agroforester

Earthscan offers publications on discounts

New releases from FAO

More info sources available

Call for contributions