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Montpellier (France)

20 - 22 May 2019

4th World Congress on Agroecology

4th World Congress on Agroforestry

Agroforestry: strengthening links between science, society and policy

Montpellier will host, for the first time in Europe, the 4th World Congress on Agroforestry. The World Congress on Agroforestry is held every 5 years. Previous congresses were held in the USA (Orlando), Kenya (Nairobi) and India (New Delhi).

Updated on 09/24/2018
Published on 03/15/2017

By combining science and dialogue with society, the congress will be an opportunity to evaluate the potential of agroforestry to ensure the agroecological transition of world agriculture. Prestigious speakers, top political figures and representatives of civil society are expected. At the event, the International Union for Agroforestry (IUAF) will be created.

What is Agroforestry?

Agroforestry is the deliberate integration of trees into crops and pastures. It is now recognized as a major option for combating land degradation, addressing climate change issues and contributing to global food security. It has a major role to play in achieving most of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

In the program

Three days of plenary sessions and parallel sessions (35 in total), poster sessions, field trips, side events, cultural events for the general public, etc.

Themes
Climate change
Fight against poverty / food security
Successes and failures of agroforestry
Desertification / land degradation / soil rehabilitation
Genetic resources
Gender in agroforestry
Public policies
Business / private sector / finance
Socio-economic dimensions of agroforestry

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The World Congress on Agroforestry is organized by CIRAD and INRA in partnership with the World Agroforestry Center, Agropolis International and Montpellier University of Excellence.

Follow the event on Twitter: @ Agroforest2019

Website

Contact

Contact(s)
Scientific contact(s):

Associated Division(s):
Environment and Agronomy
Associated Centre(s):
Occitanie-Montpellier

Practical information

Key dates

Call for papers open until 31/10/2018

Opening of registrations: September 2018

Deadline for early bird registration: February 2019