Resources

Agroforestry Today.

This is a free, fairly technical, newsletter which would be helpful for people working in Agroforestry. It is available in French and English.

Write, with a brief description of your work, to:

The Editor, International Council for Research in Agroforestry, PO Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya.

A Practical Guide to The Correction of Iodine Deficiency

This is a detailed manual describing the problems caused by a lack of Iodine in the diet, and ways in which to prevent Iodine deficiency. It is available, free of charge, from offices of UNICEF or WHO worldwide. It would be helpful to anyone involved in health work, the training of health workers or working to improve nutrition.

African Farmer

This is a quarterly publication of the Hunger Project. Its aim is to help in the fight against world hunger. It contains articles from all over Africa on improvements in agriculture and new ideas. It is available, free of charge, in both English and French from:
Carl Coonrad, The Hunger Project, Global Office, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, USA.

Boiling Point

This is a journal of the Intermediate Technology Development Group’s (ITDG) Fuel for Food Programme. The journal provides mainly technical information about new developments of fuel-saving stoves in different countries. Technical enquiries can be answered by the stove team at:
ITDG Fuel for Food Programme, Myson House, Railway Terrace, Rugby, CV21 3 HT, UK.

FAO Publications on Forestry

There are two booklets available which may be helpful as general reading on Forestry.

Tree Growing by Rural People
(64 pages)
Forestry Extension Organization
(66 pages)

Readers working in tropical countries may be able to obtain copies free. Write, giving a brief description of your work, to:
FAO, Publications Dept, Via Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, ITALY.

Plantation Forestry in the Tropics By Dr Julian Evans
Oxford University Press (427 pages)

Price £6.00 in a cheap ELBS edition. A detailed study of large-scale forestry practices. Available in large bookshops in most countries.

Improved Wood, Waste and Charcoal Burning Stoves: A Practitioner’s Manual By W Stewart et al
Intermediate Technology (240 pages)
ISBM 0 94668 65 6

A detailed, practical and clearly laid out book, describing 28 different types of stove, with details of their construction and use. Excellent for anyone involved in working with any kind of stove-building programme.

Price £9.95. Available in large bookshops in many countries, or order from: IT Publications Ltd, Unit 25, Longmead, Shaftsbury, Dorset, SP7 8PL, UK. (Postage:£2.50)

Tree Seeds for Africa

The Henry Doubleday Research Association has a three year project to encourage the introduction of useful tree and shrub varieties in Africa. Seeds are available, free of charge, to development groups in Africa. If you would like to request seeds, write, including the following details: type of soil, rainfall and climatic details, height above sea level and future use of the trees (ie firewood, fodder, building, etc). Helpful practical instructions will be included with the seeds. Write to:
Dr Phil Harris, HDRA, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry, CV8 3LG, UK.

NEWS

Pas à Pas
This is our first edition to be published in French. We welcome all our new readers. We hope that you will find Pas à Pas a real help in your work with health, agriculture and development.

Our next edition (looking at AIDS) will also be available in Spanish – Paso a Paso.

Fast growing trees with many benefits!

Tagasaste (Chamaecytisus almensis) is a small, fast growing, nitrogen fixing tree. It is similar to Leucaena, producing fodder for livestock, and also useful as a hedge or for alley cropping. It is able to grow on very poor soil and copes with long dry seasons.

The following groups are distributing Tagasaste seeds free of charge in small quantities:

NFTA, PO Box 680, Waimanalo, HI 96795, USA

ECHO, 17430 Durrance Road, North Meyers, FL 33917, USA.