Unasylva - No. 150 - Forestry and the crisis in Africa

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Vol. 37


An international journal of forestry and forest industries

FAO - Food and agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Editor: Robert Wazeka

Consulting Editors: Fay Banoun, Marcelle Biagini, Griselda Gomez, Farhana Haque Rahman

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Forestry Department: J.E.M. Arnold (Chairman), B. Ben Salem, C. Chandrasekharan, A. Contreras, M. R. de Montalembert, B. Kyrklund, M.K. Muthoo, C. Palmberg, R.D. Pardo, R. Wazeka (Secretary)

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Table of Contents

Forestry and the crisis in Africa

Jean Gorse
Desertification in the Sahelian and Sudanian zones of West Africa

El Hadji Sène
Trees, food production and the struggle against desertification

Henri Chazine
West Africa: Impressions and interviews

E.M. Mnzava
Tanzanian tree-planting: A voice from the villages

FAO Forestry Department
Changes in shifting cultivation in Africa

Maharaj K. Muthoo
FAO's field programme: The first 40 years

Mankoto Ma Mbalele
Part of African culture

T.M. Pasca
On the return of Unasylva

The world of forestry

Appropriate technology in logging
Acorns: a crop for the future
World timber trade increases
Wood energy in dry countries
FAO promotes wood energy


Features of Mediterranean forests
Forests and the law
A focus on Zaire
Improving tropical genetics


World wilderness conference
NGOs meet in Nairobi
Engineering nitrogen fixation

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