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Cultural Assessment of Reforestation Practices in Rural Eastern Paraguay

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Rahn, K.E. 2001, 'Cultural Assessment of Reforestation Practices in Rural Eastern Paraguay', MS Thesis, Michigan Technical University, Houghton, Michigan.


  • School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Technical University, Houghton, Michigan


Peace Corps - Master's International

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Species Info

  • Peltophorum debium
  • Cordia trichotoma
  • Balfourodendron riedelianum
  • Anadenthera macrocarpa
  • Cedrela fissilis
  • Pterogyne nitens
  • Tebebuia heptaphylla
  • Albizia hassleri
  • Enterolobium contortisiliquum
  • Astronium urundeuva
  • Terminalia catappa
  • Melia azedarach (exotic)
  • Acrocomia totai 
  • Prunus persica (exotic)
  • Mangifera sp. (exotic)
  • Parapiptadenia rigida
  • Inga uruguensis
  • Citrus sp. (exotic)
  • Ilex paraguarensis
  • Hovenia dulcis (exotic)
  • Eucalyptus sp. (exotic)
  • Syagrus romanzoffiana
  • Symplocos lanata (exotic)
  • Citrus aurantium
  • Grevillea robusta (exotic)
  • Psidium guajava


  • This master's thesis examines reforestation projects in eastern Paraguay, with the aim of improving the methods of agroforestry extensionists.
  • The first chapter briefly describes the geography and historical background of Paraguay, including information on economic and environmental problems, before delving more deeply into a detailed site description of the focal community and reforestation programs in rural Paraguay.
  • The focus is centered on understanding tree nurseries within the context of rural Paraguay and, in particular, associated opportunities and alternatives.
  • Details on the resources and tree species used for reforestation activities in the region are given.
  • A comparison of tree nurseries and natural regeneration is provided.
  • Three case studies on the experience of three farm families with agroforestry systems are presented.
  • The author provides recommendations for future Peace Corps agroforestry extensionist training, as well as a guide for utilizing specific tree species for natural regeneration.

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