Time for the 4th World Congress on Agroforestry – University of Copenhagen

03 May 2018

Time for the 4th World Congress on Agroforestry

This news is redirected by The Secretariat for Development Cooperation at SCIENCE from  CIRAD and INRA.

CIRAD and INRA are delighted to welcome you to the Fourth World Congress on Agroforestry. The Congress is organized with Agropolis International and Montpellier University of Excellence. Congresses take place every five years. The Montpellier congress follows earlier congresses in the USA, Kenya and India.

The 4th World Congress on Agroforestry will bring delegates and world-known keynote speakers from all over the world in a major event designed to address a wide range of key agroforestry research issues. It will gather facts and figures from developing and developed countries and support a collaborative effort with broad social participation.

Special attention will be given to vulnerable countries and populations. The overall objective of the Congress is to contribute to the strengthening of agroforestry science and practice in order to provide opportunities for strengthening links between science, society and policy and to bridge the science-policy gap.

Plenary and parallel discussion sessions will be devoted to a range of topics, including:  Agroforestry (AF) and Climate change

  • AF and poverty alleviation / food security 
  • Successes and failures in AF 
  • AF and desertification/ land degradation / soil restoration 
  • AF germplasm 
  • Gender in AF 
  • AF, agroecology and ecosystem services 
  • AF in public policies 
  • AF and business / private sector / finance 
  • Socio-Economics of AF 
  • AF and value chains
  • AF and eco-certification 
  • AF and biodiversity conservation 
  • Design and adoption of AF 
  • Smallhoder AF 
  • AF for water quality and watershed restoration 
  • AF landscapes 
  • Silvopastoral systems 
  • Biophysical modelling of interactions in AF 
  • Mediterranean AF 
  • AF in the tropics and islands 
  • Vineyard and permanent crops AF 
  • Cereal and annual crops AF 
  • Urban AF/Food Forestry 
  • AF Mapping 

Particular emphasis will be placed on sessions that mix disciplinary perspectives and on solution-oriented sessions showing how to develop agroforestry in a range of conditions. Field-based sessions and a variety of post-congress field trips will be available for delegates.

- Submission of abstracts opens: May 2018

- Registration opens: June 2018

- Early bird registration until: February 2019

Contact: agroforestry2019@cirad.fr

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