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Highlights from the discussion space No 1

A forestry extension officer has highlighted the outdated nature of the few materials which are available for agro forestry extension purposes. Some pamphlets still in use date back years and need to be revised and brought up to date.
This raises the important and neglected area of materials development for smallholder farmers, foresters and fishers. Where does responsibility lie for this function? Do we have a cadre of materials developers who combine scientific training with the skills for developing accessible materials and running the communication campaigns which combine print media, SMS, radio slots, video etc.
If you work in the area send us your views or register online and take part in the discussion.

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Sharing ideas - connecting people
Posted: 9/27/2012 (3:04:34 AM)


 "In answer to the issue around outdated information, there was some really good material developed by the ICRF, Forestry South Africa and FIETA, which has good pictures, practical information and is in most of the languages of rural people who are in"
James Ballantyne, Rural Forestry Development Posted: 10/6/2012 2:02:09 AM

 "As the majority of smallscale timber producers are not organised institutionally the ability to reach them is limited. One mechanism that I found very useful is setting up a specific Community Radio programme dealing with forestry issues, marketing e"
Rory Mack Posted: 10/1/2012 10:25:22 AM

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