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Roger has given training courses on different aspects of the activities presented in this site.  A series of narrated PowerPoint slides can be viewed at worldagroforestry.org or linked directly below.
Domestication Of Agroforestry Trees

These Open Educational Resources (OER) consist of a series of narrated slide presentations on the topic of tree domestication in agroforestry as developed by Prof. Roger Leakey in support of his lectures on the subject. They can be used by research scientists, technicians, development specialists, students and others active or interested in this area to enhance their knowledge and skills in agroforestry tree domestication and the development of clonal cultivars producing Agroforestry Tree Products (AFTPs).
 
Put together, they can support a short course that should allow learners to develop a tree domestication programme within the framework of multi-functional agriculture, based on the most appropriate strategy and package of techniques. Where possible, these theoretical presentations should be accompanied by practical work and demonstrations to develop the skills mentioned.
 
The narrated slide presentations are chronologically organized as Modules (M), Units (U), Case Studies (CS) and Topics (T) and cover the following:

 

INTRODUCTION

MODULE 1 – THE ROLE OF TREE DOMESTICATION

Unit 1 – Setting tree domestication in context
Unit 2 – What is tree domestication?

MODULE 2 – TECHNIQUES AND STRATEGIES OF TREE DOMESTICATION

Unit 1 – Indigenous trees producing fruits and nuts

Case Study 1 - Safou (Dacryodes edulis) and Bush mango (Irvingia gabonensis) in Humid West Africa
Case Sudy 2 – Marula (Sclerocarya birrea) in South Africa and Namibia
Case Study 3 – Indigenous nuts in the Pacific (Cutnut - Barringtonia procera, Tahitian chestnut - Inocarpus fagifer, and Galip nut -Canarium indicum)
Case Study 4 – Bush tucker in Australia

Unit 2 – Indigenous trees producing wood and timber

Case Study 1 – Sandalwood for essential oils in Vanuatu
Case study 2 – Obeche (Triplochiton scleroxylon) – export timber from Humid West Africa

Unit 3 – Annex: Other species under domestication (slides only)

MODULE 3 – VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION

Unit 1 – Introduction to vegetative propagation
Unit 2 – Factors affecting rooting of cuttings

Topic 1 – The propagation environment
Topic 2 – Post severance treatments
Topic 3 – Stockplants
Topic 4 – Stockplant environment
Topic 5 – Issues to be addressed

Unit 3 – Phase change and ageing in reproductively mature trees

Unit 4 – Do’s and don’ts of rooting cuttings

Topic 1 – Making the best use of the techniques
Topic 2 – Key methodological points to remember
Topic 3 – Trouble-shooting
Topic 4 – Capturing the mature phase
Unit 5 – Nursery management
Unit 6 – Experimentation in vegetative propagation

MODULE 4 – ADOPTION AND IMPACT OF TREE DOMESTICATION IN AGROFORESTRY

Unit 1 – Towards economic, social and environmental impacts
Unit 2 – Tree domestication and multi-functional agriculture in action

Topic 1 – Rural Resource Centres in West/North West Cameroun
Topic 2 – Network for Sustainable and Diversified Agriculture in Far North Queensland

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