Congrès mondial de l’Agroforesterie, Delhi, India
Submit an abstract before 30 September 2013!
Registration for the World Congress on Agroforestry 2014 (WCA2014) has been
open for several months, and will continue almost up to the date of the
Congress. However, ‘early bird’ registration, offering a substantial
saving, will close on 15 November 2013. Sign up here:
What is it?
The World Agroforestry Centre and the Indian Council of Agricultural
Research, together with the Indian Society of Agroforestry and Global
Initiatives, will hold the Congress in Delhi, India 10-14 February 2014.
The Congress, entitled ‘Trees for Life: Accelerating the Impacts of
Agroforestry’, will draw over 1200 selected participants from the private,
research and development sectors to share the current state of knowledge and
accelerate the positive financial, environmental and social impacts of
Make a contribution
A more important date is the deadline to submit abstracts. Slots to present
papers and take part in discussion sessions are filling up fast, and time is
running out. The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2013, so you only
have a little over two more weeks. Submit abstracts of papers and posters
Abstracts submitted for the Congress will be evaluated and accepted for one
of the following options:
• Oral presentation (in some form) in relevant sessions
• Presentation as a poster
• Suitability for the congress compendium
All abstracts selected will be included in the congress compendium.
A dynamic agenda
The Congress has a number of themes. The first day features presentations on
Indian topics related to agroforestry. The second part deals with business
and agroforestry, third is a consideration of development and agroforestry,
and fourth is a review of scientific breakthroughs and innovation. The final
day looks at the integration of science, business and development, with
keynote speakers and a panel discussion, and a plenary discussion of the
outcomes. The full list of themes is:
• Agroforestry systems, income and environmental benefits
• Climate change, multi-functionality, livestock and fish systems
(These two with an orientation towards India)
• The business of agroforestry: applying science
• Sustaining development through agroforestry
• Applying science to the future of agroforestry: breakthroughs and
• Policy, innovation and global issues.
The agenda is structured to generate outputs that produce a global roadmap
for agroforestry in the context of world development and create a deliberate
and tangible legacy in terms of recognition, partnership, investment and
Further information can be found on the website
www.wca2014.org. For other queries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.