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FAO technical papers


1. Guidelines for watershed management, 1977 (E F)
2. Hydrological techniques for upstream conservation, 1976 (E F)
3. Conservation in arid and semi-arid zones, 1976 (Ar C E F)
4. Special readings in conservation, 1978 (C E F S)
5. Avalanche control, 1985 (E F)
6. Torrent control terminology, 1981 (E/F/S)
7. Environmental impact of forestry, 1982 (E S)
8. Management of upland watersheds: participation of the mountain communities, 1983 (E F S)
9. Operations manual for a protected area system, 1984 (E F S)
10. Sand dune stabilization, shelterbelts and afforestation in dry zones, 1985 (C E)
11. Management of vicuña: its contribution to rural development in the High Andes of Peru, 1985 (E S)
12. Incentives for community involvement in conservation programmes, 1987 (C E F S)
13/1. FAO watershed management field manual - Vegetative and soil treatment measures, 1985 (E F S)
13/2. FAO watershed management field manual - Gully control, 1986 (E)
13/3. Watershed management field manual - Slope treatment measures and practices, 1988 (E F S)
13/4. FAO watershed management field manual - Landslide prevention measures, 1988 (E)
13/5. Watershed management field manual - Road design and construction in sensitive watersheds, 1989 (E S)
13/6. Watershed management field manual - Watershed survey and planning, 1990 (E F S)
14. Strategies, approaches and systems in integrated watershed management, 1986 (E)
15. Brise-vent et rideaux abris avec référence particulière aux zones sèches, 1986 (F)
16. Guidelines for economic appraisal of watershed management projects, 1987 (E F S)
17. National parks planning: a manual with annotated examples, 1988 (E F)
18. Manuel de fixation des dunes, 1988 (F)
19. Non-timber uses of selected arid zone trees and shrubs in Africa, 1988 (E)
20. Arid zone forestry - A guide for field technicians, 1989 (E F Ar)
21. Role of forestry in combating desertification, 1989 (E)
22. The management of crocodiles in captivity, 1989 (E F)
23. Debt-for-nature swaps to promote natural resource conservation, 1993 (E S)
24. Monitoreo y evaluación de logros en proyectos de ordenación de cuencas hidrográficas, 1993 (S)
25. Utilización de la fauna silvestre en América Latina, 1993 (S)
26. Domestication and husbandry of the paca (Agouti paca), 1995 (E S)
27. Role of Acacia species in the rural economy of dry Africa and the Near East, 1995 (E)

Availability: March 1995

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P - Portuguese
S - Spanish
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The importance of Acacia species and formations in the rural economy of dry Africa and the Near East cannot be overemphasized; Acacia species are present in all communities for food production, energy supply, the establishment of human settlements and other aspects of economic and cultural development. This document recognizes the multipurpose role of the genus and reviews available information on the presence and distribution of Acacia species and formations, their uses and their role in environmental conservation. The publication also focuses on some key species. The last part explores the multipurpose management of Acacia stands and their strategic importance and suggests some research requirements for further and more sustainable use and conservation of Acacia species and formations.

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