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Success Stories of 15 years of research on coffee and cocoa conducted by the Agroforesta platform in Central America: sharing of experiences, tools and results, and testimonies from stakeholders (dP Agroforesta)

Agroforesta scientific platform on agroforestry in Latin America has been working for 15 years on the development of sustainable and efficient coffee and cocoa-based agroforestry systems. The platform’s members (Cirad, Catie, Promecafé, Bioversity International and ICRAF) are working with production and research and development actors to improve the performance of agroforestry systems in terms of productivity and profitability, as well as their contribution to the well-being of rural populations and the preservation of the environment and natural resources. Share with us the successes of 15 years of research at this event!  


Vincent Gitz

Director, Programme and Platforms and Focal Point, Latin America, CIFOR-ICRAF


Part 1: Presentation of the Platform Agroforesta and flagship projects of three scientific themes

  • Platform Agroforesta and its main achievements
    Grégoire Leclerc, Senior Scientist, CIRAD
  • Theme 1: Role of Agroforestry Systems in farmers’ livelihood.
    Rolando Cerda, Senior scientist, CATIE
  • Theme 2: Participatory Innovations of Agroforestry Systems
    Clémentine Allinne, Senior scientist, CIRAD (presented by Laurène Feintrenie, Laurène Feintrenie, Senior scientist, CIRAD)
  • Themes 4: Resilience and transformation of farms and territories
    Laurène Feintrenie, Senior scientist, CIRAD
  • Theme 5: Effects of policies and tools on the development of agroforestry systems
    Laurène Feintrenie, Senior scientist, CIRAD

Part 2: Round table with testimonies of participants of the Platform presenting the response of Agroforesta to demands of the stakeholders

Moderator: Arlene Lopez Sampson, Senior scientist, CATIE

  • Participation of producer representatives and participants of Agroforesta
  • Interaction with audience
  • Three videos of testimonials

Part 3: Perspectives

  • Geographical extensions, partners, themes, the Forests, Trees and Agroforestry Partnership
    Vincent Gitz, Director, Program and Platforms, CIFOR-ICRAF
  • Interaction with the public the audience