Agroforestry Information and Resources

The Agroforestry Seed Information Clearing House (AFSICH) project facilitates information exchange on seed sources and seed technology for agroforestry species among organizations involved in agroforestry. AFSICH maintains and manages a data base on agroforestry seed sources and seed technology, and conducts research and training courses on agroforestry seeds. Write to: AFSICH Project, Department of Agronomy, UP Los Banos, College, Laguna, Philippines 4031.

The Sustainable Agricultural Newsletter of September 1990, is dedicated entirely to agroforestry. It presents a list of 1,043 agroforestry species (274 acacias) and a keyed list of supplies throughout the world. A good, lasting reference. Write to: 17 Phaholyothin Golf Village, Phaholyothin Road, Bangkhen, Bangkok 10900. Free.

International Tree Crops Journal is a bi-annual publication of the International Tree Crops Institute (ITCI). ITCI seeks to develop and promote multi-purpose tree crops, and agro-forestry systems for sustained land use. The first issue was published in December 1990. The emphasis of the journal is on the communication of research results and exchange of practical experiences. Much of the focus is on temperate climates and work being done in Australia, New Zealand, China and the U.S. Write to: International Tree Crops Institute, P.O. Box 283, Caulfield South, Victoria 3163, Australia. Cost: US$30 for U.S. and other addresses, NZ$30, and A$25 for Australia.

Forests Trees and People Newsletter is an FAO/SIDA (Swedish International Development Authority) quarterly publication on improving methods of planning and implementing community forestry activities. Write to: FTP Programme, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Box 7005, S-75007 Uppsala, Sweden. Free. Agroforestry Today, ICRAF's quarterly magazine, is published in English and French. The magazine includes articles on agroforestry research, development, training and outreach activities. Write to: ICRAF, P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya.

Agroforestry Technology Information Kit. This easy-to-use kit contains more than 60 brief, clearly illustrated leaflets on different strategies for integrating food production and planting of multi-purpose trees. Among the general subjects covered are: soil and water conservation, cropping systems, seed and plant propagation, tree management and livestock production. Published by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), P.O. Box 933, Manila, Philippines. 1990. 262 pp. $40.

Nitrogen Fixing Tree Research Reports is an annual publication of The Nitrogen Fixing Tree Association (NFTA). It is a collection of short technical reports on research, demonstration and utilization of trees that fix nitrogen. To become a NFTA Associate and receive this publication write to: NFTA, P.O. Box 680, Waimanalo, Hawaii, 96795. Cost for individuals in developed countries, $15, $5 for developing country memberships.

Agroforestry Extension Training Sourcebook by Louise Buck, 1989. Produced by CARE, this is a two-volume set for field workers doing agroforestry extension. The first volume consists of four workbooks, divided into 10 training modules. Material is well organized, clearly presented, and generously illustrated. Volume two provides reference materials on all topics covered by the modules.

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Regional Technical Advisory Office
P.O. Box 43864