9/05/2011

Dear Colleagues,

The next months will again be busy with AKT and local knowledge collection by MSc Agroforestry students from Bangor University. There are six students travelling to a variety of locations to study farmers' knowledge of agro-ecological interactions. The areas will be: Ethiopia under a project called CPWF (Challenge Programme for Water and Food), Western Kenya, Tanzania, South-east Asia, and Bristol (UK).

The students will be leaving in a few weeks and are currently undertaking the training they need before going off into the field. We have been practising interviews with farmers on Anglesey (with the topic: Opportunities and Constraints to Tree Planting on Anglesey) and entering these into the AKT5 software. So far it has been going well and we'll be presenting initial findings back to some stakeholders at the end of this week.

All the best to you all