Role of forestry in combating desertification

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Proceedings of the FAO Expert Consultation on the Role of Forestry in Combating Desertification held in Saltillo, Mexico 24-28 June 1985

Forest Conservation and Wildlands Branch
Forest Resources Division
FAO Forestry Department

Rome, 1989

Reprinted 1993

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Introduction and acknowledgments
Part one: A strategy on the role of forestry in combating desertification

1. Scope of the problem
2. The role of forestry
3. Conceptual framework, goals and strategy for action
4. Elements for an action programme
5. International cooperation to develop proposed action

Part two: Update of recent developments

2.1 International programmes
2.2 Production systems
2.3 Conservation and restoration
2.4 Processing and utilization
2.5 Policy, institutions, socio-economic considerations

Part three: Thematic papers: Policy, production systems, conservation and restoration, processing and utilization

3.1 Arid-zone forestry policy in North Africa region
3.2 Policy relating arid-zone forestry to rural development and desertification control
3.3 Desertification - Rethinking forestry strategy in Africa: Experience drawn from USAID activities
3.4 Research, demonstration, extension and dissemination
3.5 Desertification control programme activity centre UNEP, Nairobi
3.6 Les systèmes pastoraux maghrebins et leur rôle dans la lutte contre la desertification
3.7 Processing and utilization of perennial vegetation in the arid-zone of India
3.8 Utilization of wildlife
3.9 Rehabilitation of saline environments
3.10 Watershed management in arid-zones
3.11 Water harvesting
3.12 Land restoration and revegetation
3.13 La reserva nacional Pampa del Tamarugal: Recuperación de un bosque forrajero en el desierto de Atacama en Chile
3.14 Improved use of genetic resources of woody species: A strategy for action

Part four: Regional reviews and analyses
Part five: Arid-zone forestry: Its contribution to rural development and the control of desertification

Anexa A: List of participants
Annex B: Abbreviations used in text