European Union Asia-Link Programme


Strengthening the Institute of Agroforestry and Watershed Management,

Institute of Agroforestry and Watershed Management
Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, La Union, Phlippines

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Centre for Arid Zone Studies

University of Wales, Bangor, UK

Department of Food Business & Development University College Cork


This project is being funded under the EU Asia Link Programme and will run from May 2003 until May 2006. The project  cost is € 400,000 of which the EU is providing €300,000. Further details can be found on the Project Summary Sheet on the EU Web site.



Aims of the Project

The aim of the project will be to strengthen the teaching, training and extension activities of the Institute for Agroforestry and Watershed Management (IAWM), at the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University in the Philippines. The implementation of the project will involve the establishment of long term relationships between IAWM, the Centre for Arid Zone Studies at the University of Wales, Bangor and the Department of Food Business and Development  (DFBD) at the University of Cork. The project will focus on the training needs of those serving the area and the extension requirements of local farmers. The main activities will include the development of curricula and teaching materials based on information gathered from farmers, ex-students, employers, implementing agencies and researchers. Teaching material will be used in trials with internet and distance education based at the participating institutions. The project will produce training materials for rural extension in agroforestry and watershed management based on the course materials. The materials developed will be tested in another Asian country, probably India. The duration of the project will be 36 months.



Project Document


The project can be downloaded here and the logical framework from here.