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The New Forester

By: Berry Van Gelder and P O'Keefe

90 pages, Illus

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1995 | #37219 | ISBN: 1853392324
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About this book

Examines the need for rural development professionals to provide a range of biomass products for local users, and to work with, not against, local people.


Part 1 Setting the scene: the challenge of wood - the biomass economy; from plantation to fields - locating the problem; from fuelwood to trees - redefining intervention; social forestry. Part 2 Tools for work - indigenous knowledge: asking questions with people; exploring what people know; exploring how people are. Part 3 The classical and the social forester: new and old knowledge - traditional vs modern approaches; the changing role of the forester in forestry. Part 4 The way forward: understanding existing management - the least cost solution; traditional versus farm nurseries; seedlings or seed? - simplifying tree establishment; technical issues - the question of species; agroforestry production systems. Part 5 The practicalities of intervention: the new forester in action; a model for participatory development - thinking through the process; steps for a participatory process; wood beyond forestry - wood in rural development projects. Part 6 A new approach to training: new modalities - starting points; practical issues. Part 7 Conclusion: and now?.

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