Planning self-help forestry projects in Asia

TitlePlanning self-help forestry projects in Asia
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsSIDA (Swedish International Development Authority/Styrelsen för internationell utveckling), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Number of Pages84
Date Published[1987?]
PublisherSwedish International Development Authority and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
City[Rome]; [unidentified]
Keywordsagroforestry; farmer participatory research; fuelwood; on-farm research; tree planting

The purpose of the Workshop was to introduce participants to concepts and methods of self-help forestry planning. The Workshop content was primarily developed through the process of participatory learning, relying heavily on direct inputs and involvement by the participants and less on formal papers. A great deal of time was spent on field trips and group discussions, covering both the field exercises and the participants' analyses of their own countries' conditions. This report is designed both to review theoretical concepts and to provide practical guidelines to facilitate self-help forestry planning. The report reflects the stated emphasis of the Self-Help Workshop, which covers three main points: 1) the role of trees in farming systems, with particular emphasis on indigenous knowledge and traditional resource management in Asia; 2) the importance of local participation; factors affecting participation, and means of facilitating participation; and 3) the integrated approach to project planning which addresses the needs, attitudes and constraints of the local population.


Based on the Workshop on Planning Self-Help Fuelwood Projects in Asia 1987 February 2-13 Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen, Thailand


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