Tree Seed Training and Extension Resources

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bullet2 Field level category

This category is mainly aimed only for farmers or villagers engaged in all activities of tree planting. Because of the target audience, many of these resources are not available in electronic versions. The selection noted here covers a wide range of presentational methods, some suitable for semi-literate to non-literate.

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Id.no. and short title
Comments
Topics of resource
Country / region of relevance
Language availability
Electronic version availability
035a Coffee: FAO Better Farming Series
Clearly laid-out and well illustrated booklet aimed at the farmer. Good model for developing similar booklets for forest species.
Agriculture. Tree crops
Pan tropical
English, French, Portuguese
Electronic version
On EXT-CD
022p A Guide to Seed Quality. Lars Schmidt Well illustrated, and a very good model clarifying seed quality - recommended. Selection and collecton
Indonesia
English
On EXT-CD
002 Farmers Tree Planting Manual LTSP
A comprehensive manual, very well illustrated. Very useful for ideas on layout and graphics.
Nursery, seed handling
Cambodia 
English, Cambodian
Electronic version
On EXT-CD
023n4 Planting Tree Crops. World Neighbours
An excellent example of a booklet series, using attractive, detailed line drawings, supported by limited text. Extensive section on propagation.
Plantation
Pan tropical
English (Vietnamese)
On EXT-CD
 
050 Improving Seed Production in Calliandra calothyrsus
Attractive and well illustrated glossy booklet.
Seed production
Global
English
On EXT-CD
042 Manejo de rodales semilleros.  CATIE PROSEFOR
Attractive example of a simple, short booklet for villagers giving the main principles of seed stand management.
Seed stands
Latin America
Spanish
066 Establecimiento y Mantenimiento de Una Plantacion Forestal
Pocket sized booklet for farmers, with cartoon illustrations and speech balloon comments.
Plantations
Latin America
Spanish
057 Sementes Florestais FAO
Example of full coloured illustrations and photographs.
Seed handling
Mozambique
Portuguese
Electronic version to be made?
030 Un arbre salvateur: le Prosopis
An example of a simple, cheap leaflet.
Species selection
French
077 Tree Planting, Management and Uses.
Clarkson
Describes a participatory methodology for producing illustrated manuals for non-literate users Seed collection to planting.
West Africa / Global
English
Available as a CD
Part of EXT-CD