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Forest, Farming and Community Tree Network (FACT Net)
FACT Net was an international network of community groups, development workers, tree breeders, researchers, students, and farmers. These 2 000 partners in 100 countries shared an interest in the use of multipurpose trees to improve the soil, protect the environment, and enhance the well-being of farm families and other land users. Through extension, communications, and research, FACT Net provided the skills and resources needed to introduce, improve, and manage multipurpose trees successfully.
FACT Net was created in 1995 with the assimilation of the Nitrogen Fixing Tree Association (NFTA) into Winrock International's Forestry and Natural Resource Management Program. For over 15 years, NFTA provided the skills and resources necessary to use nitrogen fixing trees for sustainable agriculture and environmental protection to thousands of people worldwide.
FACT Net closed in 1999 after operating for almost 20 years as a successful international network. Winrock International's Forestry and Natural Resource Management Program maintains this web site as an on-line resource. FACT Net publications may be ordered from Winrock International.
Forest, Farm, and Community Tree Network (FACT Net)
38 Winrock Drive
Morrilton, Arkansas 72110-9370 USA
Tel: (501) 727-5435
Fax: (501) 727-5417
FACT sheets on multipurpose trees
Aimed at extension agents, field researchers, community leaders, and farmers, these two-page summaries of current information are a handy reference for introducing promising multipurpose trees into research and planting programs. All FACT sheets are available in English. Select FACT sheets are also available in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Khmer, and Chinese.For more information, visit the Web site:http://www.winrock.org/fnrm/factnet/factpub/factsh.htm