16-17 November 2017

Agroforestry Conference in Sweden

Final conference Brussels

About 200 people attended the 2017 Agroforestry Conference at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science at Alnarp in Sweden. This was a well-organised and interactive conference and the delegates came from a wide-range of sectors and countries.

The talks included presentations by Karin Eksvärd who was the coordinating expert in the EIP-Agri Focus Group on Agroforestry. Paul Burgess, from the AGFORWARD project, gave a key note presentation on “Agroforestry in Europe: Practice, research and policy” on the morning of 16 November. Paul also made an afternoon presentation on “How can policy promote the uptake of agroforestry in Europe?” in a parallel session focused on “The role of agroforestry in the global Agenda 2030 – examples of policies and implementation in different contexts”. Other speakers included Professor Ingrid Öborn who is the ICRAF Regional co-ordinator for Southeast Asia and Professor André Goncalves from the Instituto Federal Catarinense in Brazil. On the last day, Paul also contributed to a panel on the future development of agroforestry in a Swedish and European perspective.

 

The conference included numerous interactive world café sessions and speakers and delegates were kept busy.

 

Burgess PJ, den Herder M, Moreno G, Pantera A, Kanzler M, Hermansen J, Palma JHN, Plieninger T, Kay S, Mosquera-Losada RM, Liagre, F (2017). Agroforestry in Europe: Practice, research and policy. Presentation made at the Third National Agroforestry Conference, Alnarp, Sweden. 16 November 2017.

Burgess PJ, Mosquera-Losada MR, Smith J, Santiago Freijanes JJ, Pisanelli A, Rois M, den Herder M, Moreno G, Lamersdorf N, Ferreiro Domínguez N, Balaguer F, Pantera A, Papanastasis V, Rigueiro-Rodríguez A, Antonio Aldrey J, Gonzalez-Hernández P, Fernández-Lorenzo JL, Romero-Franco R (2017). How can policy promote the uptake of agroforestry in Europe? Presentation made at the Third National Agroforestry Conference, Alnarp, Sweden. 16 November 2017.

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