Third National Agroforestry Conference, 16-17 November at SLU, in Alnarp Sweden
Inspiration from the world, practice in Sweden
Both the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and the European Commission are promoting agroforestry as an important farming system for global food security as well as to adapt to a changing climate. Agroforestry can mitigate climate change by increasing the sequestration of carbon in soil and biomass. Current research shows that agroforestry systems are productive and at the same time generate more ecosystem services than conventional land use in both tropical and temperate areas.
This year’s conference focuses on the breadth of agroforestry, from farming on a larger scale to small schoolyards and farming in urban community gardens. The conference will highlight practical experiences of useful species, establishment, management and harvesting, new research, as well as markets for products, economy and policy instruments for the future development.The conference is a forum for exchanges of experience between practitioners, researchers, advisors, decision makers and other actors in Sweden, but also between stakeholders working with agroforestry in different parts of the world. Many years of experience from development cooperation in the south will provide inspiration for today’s development in Sweden and pave the way to future collaborations.
Would you like to present a poster? The opportunity to exhibit the postings will be held throughout the conference and a few will be selected for a short presentation. Kindly e-mail us.
Present at a Workshop? Would you like to present in any of the suggested sessions? Please e-mail us on what session and what you would like to present and we will get back you.
Plenary sessions will be held partly in English or Swedish (translation may be available if needed).
More info and registration
Time and place: SLU Alnarp, Sweden, 16-17 November 2017.
Participation fee: The conference is free of charge but a fee of 500 SEK if you do not cancel your place before the last registration day if you do not arrive. Lunch and coffee during the conference days are paid in cash or via swish upon arrival.
Sign up, not later than 18 October 2017