Focali-LUCSUS Workshop on Forest conservation, agroforestry and livelihoods

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Focali-LUCSUS Workshop on Forest conservation, agroforestry and livelihoods

The workshop will be an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share information about current research and projects with each other and with a wider range of research and policy stakeholders interested in agroforestry. During the workshop we will discuss the potentials and limitations of agroforestry as a means to support forest conservation, increase productivity and address livelihoods challenges. The workshop will be held in Lund the 10th of June 2014. The deadline for contributions/abstracts is the 2nd of May.

What Workshop
When Jun 10, 2014 10:00 AM to
Jun 10, 2014 04:30 PM
Where Lund University at Geocentrum
Contact Name
Contact Phone +46 (0) 46 222 06 90
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Download the workshop invitation here. 

Providing sufficient food for a growing world population and achieving a more sustainable development is one of today’s global challenges. However, the increasing demand for new agricultural land and agricultural intensification often leads to ecosystem degradation, deforestation and biodiversity loss in many parts of the world, particularly in tropical areas. Studies of traditional multistrata agroforestry systems suggest that they have potential to curb deforestation and enable the sustainable management of forest landscapes, which lead to an increase in the scientific and political interest in agroforestry systems in the past years.

About the workshop:

The workshop will be held at Lund University’s Geocentrum on June 10, 2014. We will start at 10:00am and finish around 4:30pm. There are no costs for the participants, lunch and coffee will be provided. Please note however that the number of participants will be limited to 30.

Registration & Submission of Abstracts:

Contributions should relate to the workshop themes (see below) and be submitted in the form of an abstract of up to 300 words. Please send abstracts for a presentation by 2nd of May to: Torsten Krause at If you want to register to attend the workshop without giving a presentation, or have any further inquiries, please contact Torsten Krause. 
The workshop themes will be:
• The challenges of agroforestry practice
• Agroforestry and conservation
• Agroforestry and livelihoods
• Policy challenges of supporting agroforestry


Download the workshop invitation here to read more... 


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