Forestry & silviculture: practice & techniques
Stakeholder Incentives in Participatory Forest Management
This manual provides practical methodological guidance for the economic analysis of stakeholder incentives in participatory forest management (PFM) situations. It stems from the concern that poor understanding has contributed to the often weak local participation in PFM, and therefore the limited su...
Timber Pole Construction
The book offers a general introduction to timber poles as a construction material. Timber poles have served throughout history as a low-cost, environmentally friendly and structurally efficient building resource. As a result of the establishment of both commercial plantations and community forestry...
Miombo Ecology and Management
Miombo forest occurs in a swathe across central and southern Africa. Traditionally shifting cultivators have farmed in miombo, and allowed it to regenerate, but increasingly the demands for land and for fuelwood have resulted in deforestation. This book provides comprehensive details of the climate,...
Examines the management and use of common-property forests, groves and trees on southern Mount Kenya, demonstrating the long-standing relationships between Kenyans and their forest resources - and the connections between anthropology and forestry. This book is published in the IT Studies in Indigeno...
Farmers, Forests and Fuel
This survey of the current, and likely future extent of, biomass energy shortages in Sri Lanka seeks to identify the most appropriate means by which these might be addressed, and draws out the lessons to be learned in other parts of the world.
J. Sholto Douglas, Robert Hart
The integration of tree and other farming can establish a sounder ecological balance and greater productivity of food and materials for clothing, fuel and shelter. The book suggests planting and cropping methods, and a range of potentially useful trees.
Forest Farm Husbandry
Based on experience at Ghana's Technology Consultancy Centre, this handbook describes successful methods of minimum tillage farming and alley cropping. It suggests that alley cropping offers great promise as a soil conservation and enriching technique.