Unasylva - Vol. 12, No. 3

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An International Review of Forestry and Forest Products

FAO - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - grew out of a United Nations Conference held at Hot Springs, Virginia, U.S.A., in May 1943. The nations agreed to work together to secure a lasting peace through freedom from want. The Organization was formally founded at Quebec, Canada, in October 1945. It was located at Washington D.C. until 1951 when the Headquarters office was moved to Rome.

Unasylva is prepared by FAO's Forestry Division, directed by Mr. Marcel Leloup, and published every quarter in English, French and Spanish by the Information Division. It attempts to cover a range of interest as wide as that of the Forestry Division whose work it mirrors. Signed articles express the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Organization. All material in Unasylva may be freely reprinted, but acknowledgement is requested, together with a copy of the publication containing the reprint.

Cover Photograph: A first stage in the terracing of eroded hillsides in northeastern China. An entire slope is cut into steps by manual labor. The embankments are progressively heightened and the area enclosed between each step is gradually made horizontal. Loess soil is very erodible and the terraces may at first be easily swept away by heavy rain.

Courtesy, Chinese Ministry for Water Conservation.

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Table of Contents

Fire tests and building codes

Jean Messines
Forest rehabilitation and soil conservation in China

Erosion - Its extent, causes and effects
Rehabilitation works
Natural forests
Planting techniques
Training and research
Political and administrative organization

U Aung Din
Pines for tropical areas

Distribution of tropical pines
Some with introduced pines in the tropics
Practices adopted with introduced pines

Commodity report

Pulp and paper
Logging training center in India

The work of FAO

Mediterranean forestry subcommission
Fourth FAO conference on wood technology
Wood resources and requirements in the Far East
Afforestation programs
Fundamental education in conservation

Equipment section

News of the world

Book notices

FAO forestry division

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