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AGROFORESTRY CONFERENCE PROMOTES SUSTAINABLE LAND USE

The Second World Congress on Agroforestry took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 23-28 August 2009. Under the theme “Agroforestry – the future of global land use,” participants heard talks and took part in technical sessions and policy dialogues on food security and livelihoods, conservation and rehabilitation of natural resources, and policies and institutions. Keynote speakers addressed, inter alia, how agroforestry can play an important part in the battle against climate change, encourage conservation, and promote a paradigm of multi-functional agriculture. During a symposium on agroforestry systems in Africa, participants noted that more work needed to be done in promoting germplasm supply, sensitizing farmers to agroforestry's multiple benefits, and studying different types of farmer adoption and gender roles in agriculture.

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