CIRAD and INRA, French-based agricultural research institutes, have been selected as hosts for the 4th World Congress on Agroforestry to be held in Montpellier, France, from 19 to 22nd May, 2019. The 2019 World Congress on Agroforestry is part of a continuing, iterative reform process that builds on the previous two congresses held in 2009 and 2014.
Agroforestry has carved out a distinct niche as a robust land management system which is at the heart of the global community’s commitment to banish hunger and poverty, and rebuild resilient rural landscapes. It has the potential to make substantial contributions to food security in poor countries, as well as the most intractable land management problems of the 21st century, such as climate change mitigation and adaptation, rehabilitation of degraded lands and restoring the environmental integrity of rich and poor nations alike.
Following on from Dehli’s successful World Congress on Agroforestry 2014, the Congress will raise the local, regional and global profile of agroforestry and significantly increase awareness, support, engagement and investment. It will create a deliberate and tangible legacy in terms of recognition, partnerships, investments and impact, and produce a global roadmap for agroforestry with clear targets.
Since 2009, the World Agroforestry Centre has led the Congress in partnership with host country governments and institutions.
Further information will follow towards the end of 2017.