Agroforestry Education and Training: Present and Future

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Professional Education and Training in Agroforestry, held at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA on 5–8 December 1988

  • P. K. R. Nair
  • H. L. Gholz
  • M. L. Duryea

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-5
  2. Inaugural address

  3. Keynote papers

    1. Howard A. Steppler
      Pages 41-48
    2. Richard F. Fisher
      Pages 49-56
  4. Regional/Country reports

  5. Workshop summary and synthesis

  6. Workshop recommendations

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 141-148

About this book


Interest and initiatives in agroforestry education and training, as in other aspects of agroforestry development, have increased tremendously during the past decade. Coordination of such educational activities was initiated by the first international workshop on education in agroforestry organized by the International Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) in Decem­ ber 1982, at Nairobi, Kenya. Since then, agroforestry has been incorporated into the curricula of many educational and training institutions around the world. Moreover, several institutions have developed entire academic programs specifically in agroforestry. However, most of these activities are still isolated initiatives, without common strategies or philosophies. This second international agroforestry workshop was therefore planned to pro­ vide a forum for reviewing progress, sharing programs and experiences, and planning and coordinating future directions in agroforestry education and training. The main objectives were to review the on-going programs, to assess the scope of professional education and training in relation to the perceived needs of trained personnel, to recommend guidelines for further program development, and to establish networking among institutions and agencies involved in agroforestry education and training. These proceedings contain the keynote papers, regional/country presenta­ tions and conclusions and recommendations of the International Workshop on Education and Training in Agroforestry held at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA in December, 1988. The strategy of the workshop was to facilitate focused discussion on identified issues by an invited group of world leaders in agroforestry education and training.


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Editors and affiliations

  • P. K. R. Nair
    • 1
  • H. L. Gholz
    • 1
  • M. L. Duryea
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Forestry, Institute of Food and Agricultural SciencesUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7441-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2095-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-1334
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