Using a typology of tree-growers to guide forestry extension

Vanclay, Jerome K. (2005) Using a typology of tree-growers to guide forestry extension. Annals of Tropical Research, 27 1: 97-103.

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Author Vanclay, Jerome K.
Title Using a typology of tree-growers to guide forestry extension
Journal name Annals of Tropical Research
ISSN 0116-1710
Publication date 2005-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 27
Issue 1
Start page 97
End page 103
Total pages 7
Language eng
Subject 300803 Natural Resource Management
300606 Agroforestry
300604 Management and Environment
Abstract This paper introduces the concept of a landholder typology as a means for targeting non-industrial forest policy and extension. An intuitive typology for farm forestry in sub-tropical Australia is developed, and used to illustrate how an extension strategy can be varied to reach the various groups in a cost-effective manner. Types of tree growers identified include lifestylers, those deriving supplementary income from forestry, and those who aim to generate their primary income from forestry. It is argued that the nature of extension effort should be targeted towards the information needs within each grower type.
Keyword forestry extension
subjective typology
harvesting strategy
lifestyle tree-grower
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Additional Notes Revision of Vanclay, Jerome K. (2005) Using a Typology of Tree-Growers to Guide Forestry Extension. In Harrison, Steve R. and Herbohn, John L. and Suh, Jungho and Mangaoang, Eduardo and Vanclay, Jerry, Eds. ACIAR Smallholder Forestry Project - Redevelopment of a Timber Industry Following Extensive Land Clearing: Proceedings from the End-of-Project Workshop, 19-21 August, 2004, pages 143-147, Ormoc City, the Philippines.

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