The world needs to secure and protect its remaining forests and wooded wildlands. Agricultural production should not come at the expense of nature, but instead be integrated into the natural world in such a way that both become more productive.
Agroforestry, a term that describes the integration of tree cultivation into the process of agriculture, also helps to widen “Greenbelts“, around urban areas, nourish the soil, and remove carbon from the air.
On May 20-22, 2019 at Le Corum Conference Centre, Montpellier, France, the 4th World Congress on Agroforestry will convene more than 1000 delegates, keynote speakers, agroforesters, researchers and students from all over the world at the biggest agroforestry gathering on the planet.
Events scheduled throughout the city are designed to bring concepts of agroforestry mmore vividly to life. Field trips to surrounding agroforestry farms, tastings of agroforestry products, and many side events will fill a busy week.
The overall objective of the Agroforestry Congress is to contribute to the progress of agroforestry science in order to bridge the science-policy gap. Major topics to highlighted at the event include: climate change, food security and nutrition.