Commission internationale du peuplier et autres arbres à croissance rapide utiles aux personnes et à l'environnement

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Forests for a better world - Unasylva No. 253 – Vol. 73 2022/1

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of FAO’s Committee on Forestry, this edition of Unasylva showcases ways in which forests are delivering the "four betters" and underscores how forests are crucial for resilient and sustainable agrifood systems in a changing climate. As FAO’s longest running periodical, Unasylva focuses on issues and themes relevant to forestry and forest industries and aims to bring globally significant developments in forestry to policy-makers, forest managers, technicians, researchers, students and teachers around the globe.

How can fast-growing trees optimize agroforestry benefits? The role of the International Commission on Poplars and Other Fast-Growing Trees Sustaining People and the Environment

This policy brief provides information on the role of fast-growing trees in agroforestry and the scientific and technical role of the International Commission on Poplars and other Fast Growing Trees sustainaing People and the Environment (IPC). 

Infographic: Illustrating the successes of IPC in using fast-growing tree species to improve livelihoods and ecosystem services since 1947

Poplars and willows: Sustaining livelihoods in urban and peri-urban forests in China

Illustrates the many production and protection services of poplars and willows and their important role in improving people’s livelihoods in urban and peri-urban areas and neighbouring agricultural lands, in a country as densely populated as China. 2018.

Poplars and willows: Trees for society and the environment

Guide to basic characteristics, cultivation and use of poplars and willows, as well as issues, problems and trends, synthesizing current knowledge, technology and research. Fully illustrated in black and white, with three sections of colour plates. Co-publication of FAO and the Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI). Edited by J.G. Isebrands and J. Richardson. 2014. 

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IPC photo gallery

Unasylva issues and articles dedicated to poplars and willows

Field handbook: Poplar harvesting

Practical guidelines for developing efficient, cost wise and secure harvesting systems. 2008.

Damaging poplar insects: Internationally important species

Guide to insect species of international importance, main types of damage, impact and integrated pest management methods.

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