Building on indigenous knowledge
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CTA. 2000. Building on indigenous knowledge. Spore 87. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Pacific Agroforestry: An Information Kit. CTA-EU-Pacific Regional Agricultural Programme co-publication. 1999. 200 pp. ISBN 982 343 038 1 CTA number 975. 40 credit points
Over the centuries, Pacific peoples have developed a wide variety of agroforestry systems on which they depend for services such as wind and erosion protection and for products such as food, medicines, perfumes, building materials, dyes, oils and forage. However, increasing pressure on land now threatens the sustainability of many traditional systems, while much of the local knowledge is being lost as people turn to cash crops and to single varieties of crop plants. In an effort to help farmers and those working with them adopt sustainable practices, working groups of extension agents and agroforestry practitioners painstakingly documented guidelines, facts and methods for good agroforestry practices in the islands. These have been compiled in a well-illustrated, easy-to-read information kit full of practical tips and useful references that will interest those concerned with agriculture in the Pacific region and beyond. Pacific Agroforestry: An Information Kit. CTA-EU-Pacific Regional Agricultural Programme co-publication. 1999. 200 pp. ISBN 982 343 038 1 CTA number 975. 40 credit points
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