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Tree seedling production and management of plantation forests

Objective

The main objectives of the project are as follows :
* To increase information on the performance and management of planted trees.
* To improve management and increase production of those African production systems that contain planted trees.
* To establish smoothly working networks among the African researchers and between African and European researchers in the fields of nursery production, plantation management, and growth and yield.
* To improve the professional skill of the African researchers in the partner organizations in Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia.
Expected Outcome

The outcomes of the project are as follows :
* New information in the form of research reports on small-scale tree seedling production for agroforestry, silvipastoral and argo-silvipastoral systems.
* Yield information in the form of research reports and simulation programs, for the comparison of management alternatives of tree plantations;
* Technical tools (simulation programs, optimization models, expert systems, and decision support systems) for supporting improved species selection and plantation management.
The main activities are :
* Coordination and concertation including : annual meetings and related activities; coordination visits; workshops of research teams; monitoring and evaluation.
* Training and staff exchange including a total of ten two- to three-month visits to another partner organization.
* Empirical studies on : nursery practices; species selection; growth and yield; agroforestry, silvipastoral and agrosilvipastoral systems.
* Development of decision support including : simulation programs; optimization models; expert system for species selection and plantation establishment; decision support system for plantation management.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF JOENSUU
Address
7,Yliopistokatu 7
80101 Joensuu
Finland

Participants (9)

Directorate of Forestry
Namibia
Address
13346,Private Bag 13346
9100 Windhoek
Forest Department
Zambia
Address

Kitwe
Forestry Commission
Zimbabwe
Address
1,Orange Grove Road 1
10 Highlands
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITY GOETTINGEN
Germany
Address
5,Buesgenweg 5
37077 Goettingen
KENYA FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Kenya
Address

2 Nairobi
THE FINNISH FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Etelaeranta 55
96301 Rovaniemi
Tanzania Forestry Research Institute
Tanzania
Address

Morogoro
The Forest and Park Service of Finland
Finland
Address
6,Volantie 6
91500 Muhos
Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa
Portugal
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
1399 Lisboa