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ToT on Farm Forestry

01.06.2015 | Category: News

ToT farm forestry 01      A training on Farm Forestry was held under collaboration of More Trees Project – DDS Vietnam and The North Vietnam College of Agriculture and Rural Development (NVCARD) from the 18 to 31 of May 2015. Paticipants were lecturers coming from:

- The North-Easten Vocational College of Technology, Agriculture and Forestry in Lang Son province.
- The North-Easten College of Agriculture and Forestry in Quang Ninh province.
- The Vocational College of Technology, Agriculture and Forestry in Phu Tho province.
- Hoa Binh Technical and Economic High School.

     Based on the six modules of curriculum on farm forestry developed by DDS Vietnam and NVCARD, discussions were raised to apply this new subject to the training program of their colleges in the most suitable and practical way due to their own local conditions.

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     Trainees took their advantages of their own teaching skills as they were lecturers of forestry techniques at their colleges. Their challenge was how to change from instructor-centered methods to learner-centered methods, for the current status that trainees were not only students but also tree growers who would be farm owner in the coming time.

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     There was one subject participants were interested in discussing about: Doing farm forestry, farmers should be provided knowledge of not only forestry techniques but also economy and marketing. Therefore, the training provided them a session of value chain, so that trainees would know how to develop a business plan, how to harvest effectively, how to do an appropriate estimation of wood volume, how to search for various markets for their outputs etc.
     According to different subjects of the training and current status of each college, trainees of the training who are also lecturers of the four above colleges designed themselves a suitable lesson plan for their students and local farmers.

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DE DANSKE SKOVDYRKERFORENINGER (DDS) Vietnam was established in 2014 by Danish Forestry Extension (DFE) and funded by the Danish Organization Civil Society in Development (CISU) to implement the project "More Trees"

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