Regional Workshop on Agroforestry Education in Southeast Asia.

TitleRegional Workshop on Agroforestry Education in Southeast Asia.
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsRudebjer P, del Castillo RA, Lai CK, Verbist B
Conference NameRegional Workshop on Agroforestry Education in Southeast Asia
PublisherInternational Centre for Research in Agroforestry, SEA Regional Research Programme
Conference LocationLos Banos, Philippines
Call NumberPR0013-04
KeywordsAgriculture, agroforestry, southeast asia, sustainable
AbstractAcademics institutions in forestry, agriculture and other natural resource sciences increasingly teach agroforestry. This is a response to the growing need for trained human resources for sustainable development of the uplands of Southeast Asia. This incorporation of agroforestry into educational programmes started more than 20 years ago, and is still going on. A number of regional meetings and initiatives in Southeast Asia have taken places to catalyse the process, among them Roundtable Discussion on agroforestry education in Southeast Asia organized by the International Center for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) and Asia Pacific Agroforestry Network (APAN) in November 1994. At this meeting, six universities in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand developed a proposal for regional collaboration on forestry education. This proposal was further expanded in 1997 to include a larger geographical area and a wider range of institutions. The project, the Southeast Asia initiative for Agro forestry education, was implemented during 1998.