Satellite Event Descriptions

1st World Congress of Agroforestry:
Working Together for Sustainable Land-use Systems

27 June to 02 July 2004 l Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort l Orlando, Florida, USA


SUNDAY, 27 JUNE 2004

Agroforestry Technology Transfer and Extension Working Group

Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Azalea/Begonia

Organized By: Bill Hubbard, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

 

This meeting will serve:

  • To bring together those interested in agroforestry technology transfer to share success stories, learn from each other, share programmatic tools and techniques and discuss evaluation protocols for successful technology transfer and Extension programs

  • As an organizational meeting to create a regional multiagency working group on agroforestry technology transfer.

Agenda:

12:00pm  Welcome and Introductions - Joshua Idassi, Tennessee State University
12:15pm The need for a regional technology transfer and Extension working group - Bill Hubbard, Southern Regional Extension Forester
12:30pm Successful technology transfer activities (5-15 minutes each depending on who is in attendance and would like to present, please bring handouts for approximately 30-40 people)
2:00pm Facilitated discussion on creating a working group (membership, leadership, logistics, costs, meeting needs, products, etc)
3:30pm Adjourn

  

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MONDAY, 28 JUNE 2004 

Association for Temperate Agroforestry (AFTA)

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon III

Organized By: Miles Merwin, AFTA, Portland, OR, USA

 

The 2004 Annual Meeting of the Association for Temperate Agroforestry (AFTA) is open to everyone. You are welcome to come learn about AFTA, a nonprofit organization that promotes the adoption of temperate agroforestry practices by landowners in North America. AFTA's first President, Dr. Mike Gold (University of Missouri), will trace the history of the organization over the last 15 years. After a brief business meeting, there will be a panel discussion to highlight current innovations in the science and practice of agroforestry in different regions of the US and Canada. Members of the panel are: Louise Buck, Cornell University; Scott Josiah, University of Nebraska; Mike Maki, Agroforestry Associates; Sarah Workman, University of Georgia; and Lisa Zabek, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries. For more information, please visit www.aftaweb.org.

  

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MONDAY, 28 JUNE 2004 

Conservation International Book Release
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Camellia/Dogwood
Organized By: Sarah Bath
Conservation International
Washington, DC, USA
Email: s.bath@conservation.org


Conservation International is hosting a Wine & Cheese reception to officially launch the book Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes recently published by Island Press, Washington, DC. This event is open to all congress participants

Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes brings together 46 scientists and practitioners from 13 countries with decades of field experience in tropical regions to explore how agroforestry practices can help promote biodiversity conservation in human-dominated landscapes, to synthesize the current state of knowledge in the field, and to identify areas where further research is needed.

Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes is the first comprehensive synthesis of the role of agroforestry systems in conserving biodiversity in tropical landscapes, and contains in-depth review chapters of important agroforestry systems, with examples from many different countries. It is a valuable source of information for scientists, researchers, professors, and students in the fields of conservation biology, resource management, tropical ecology, rural development, agroforestry, and agroecology.

The Editors and Authors will be available to sign copies of the book during the evening:

- GÖTZ SCHROTH is with the Center for International Forestry Research in Brazil.

- GUSTAVO A.B. DA FONSECA is with Conservation International, USA.

- CELIA HARVEY is professor at the Centro Agronomico de Investigacion y Ensenanza in Costa Rica.

- CLAUDE GASCON is with Conservation International, USA.

- HERALDO L. VASCONCELOS is professor at the Federal University of Uberlândia in Manaus, Brazil.

- ANNE-MARIE N. IZAC is at the Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD) in France
  

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TUESDAY, 29 JUNE 2004

Ecoagriculture Partners: Increasing Productivity, Wild Biodiversity
and Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Landscapes”

Time: 5:30-7:00 pm

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon VII

Organized By: Sara J. Scherr, Ph.D.
Director, Ecoagriculture Partners Forest Trends
e-mail: SScherr@forest-trends.org, SJScherr@aol.com

 

"Ecoagriculture" is an umbrella term for a diverse set of strategies for managing agricultural landscapes to improve productivity and rural livelihoods, while also conserving or restoring biodiversity and ecosystem services. Ecoagriculture Partners is an international partnership of farmers, conservationists, agriculturalists, public land managers, agribusiness and researchers to support, develop and mainstream ecoagriculture. The partnership was formed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, and is co-sponsored by Forest Trends, the World Conservation Union (IUCN), the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Future Harvest.

 

This event will introduce Ecoagriculture Partners and its activities, and seek input from the international agroforestry community about ongoing ecoagriculture initiatives, gaps and challenges for scaling up, and priorities to address at the upcoming International Ecoagriculture Conference and Practitioners’ Fair, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, September 27-October 1. http://www.ecoagriculturepartners.org/Meetings/Nairobi04.htm

 

Speakers:

Introduction to Ecoagriculture Partners: Motivation and Objectives -- Dennis Garrity, Director-General, World Agroforestry Centre, Kenya

 

Overview of Activities: Ecoagriculture Profiles, Working Groups, State-of-the-Art Assessments and Strategic Planning, Field Partnerships -- Sara J. Scherr, Director, Ecoagriculture Partners (Forest Trends), USA

 

Forum of Ecoagriculture Partners – regional and program updates, issues and priorities for action


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TUESDAY, 29 JUNE 2004

Discussion on Teaching Agroforestry

Time: 5:30-7:00 pm

Location: Azalea/ Begonia

Organized By: Michael Jacobson, Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA

 

Agroforestry is becoming more applicable and available as a college level course. However, agroforestry encompasses a wide range of topics, from tropical to temperate systems, covers agricultural and forest sciences, and includes social, economic, and ecological factors. The discussion will provide a forum where individuals

who teach agroforestry can discuss their ideas on what should be emphasized in the class and effective methods for teaching these concepts.

 

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TUESDAY, 29 JUNE 2004

Landcare-An Approach to Sustainable Land Use
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon III
Organized By: Hal Brockman
US Forest Service, Washington, DC, USA
email: hbrockman@fs.fed.us


Landcare was initiated in Australia as an outgrowth of local concerns about solving environmental issues at the local level. That effort started about 15 years ago. Since then, 9 countries have adopted some form of Landcare. In the US, we are in the process of developing Landcare, based on the Australian model. Landcare is not an organization, but rather a way to organize to promote and develop a better land ethic.

To see more about what Landcare is doing in Australia, go to their web site, www.landcareaustralia.com.au. In Australia, the Landcare brand and ethic has 85% recognition by the general public. The “triple bottom line”, profitability, stewardship and community is a big part of the program. This has created interest by Corporations and the Federal Government to help provide funding for local projects.

Come hear what the Landcare leaders in the US are working on and how you can be involved. We will discuss the progress being made including corporate sponsorship. We will talk about specific Landcare like activities, the role of agroforestry, and the international aspects of Landcare.
 

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