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Launch of Agroforestry Network – initiative co-founded by Focali

On Tuesday, November 22, Agroforestry Network is launched. This initiative gives Swedish scientists, and organisations within environment and development cooperation, new possibilities for cooperation and advocacy. The network is founded by Vi Agroforestry (Vi-skogen), SLU Global, SIANI and Focali with the aim to increase the knowledge and implementation of agroforestry in development projects.

What Launch event
When Nov 22, 2016 10:00 AM to
Nov 22, 2016 02:00 PM
Where Vi-skogen head quarters, Franzéngatan 6, Stockholm
Contact Name
Attendees Sven-Erik Bucht, the Swedish minister of Rural Affairs
Several Focali researchers will present their work
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One of the major objectives of development cooperation should be to support vulnerable people depending on natural resources in rural areas, agroforestry can play an important part in this but more knowledge on challenges and opportunities are needed. This new initiative will help to facilitate such learning exchange between research and practice.

If you are interested in Agroforestry and want to contribute to the network, please contact Focali or linus.karlsson@viskogen.se

Download the invitation to the launch event here

Register to linus.karlsson@viskogen.se no later than November 18 

 

Program:

10:00-11:55 Together we network and discuss the purpose of Agroforestry Network and the way forward. Lunch will be served from 11:00.

12:00 Sven-Erik Bucht, the Swedish minister of Rural Affairs, will officially launch Agroforestry Network.

12:10-14:00 Partners and agroforestry experts present their work and research about how agroforestry can make a difference in development cooperation.

To learn more about the initiative, visit www.agroforestry-network.com (site under development).

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