Forests, trees, and agroforestry are indispensable to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including addressing the most pressing societal challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss, food insecurity, and malnutrition.
A set of research and development partners have decided to work together under the Forests, Trees and Agroforestry partnership, a legacy and enlarged partnership building on the achievements of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (2011-2021). The new FTA partnership aims to support stakeholders from local to international levels to achieve the transformational change that these challenges are demanding at significant speed and scale.
The purpose of this side event is to present the FTA partnership and discuss research for development priorities on agroforestry to feed into its program of work.
Participants will be invited to brainstorm and share reflections and perspectives on key issues for research emerging from the Congress – and from the evolving global context and its associated needs.
The side event will feature a thought-provoking panel and a lively, open discussion, as well as space for networking with FTA scientists to envisage what’s next for research.
Please come to this interactive session and share your views about what’s key for the future of agroforestry research!
Introduction and presentation of the new FTA on behalf of the partners
Thought-provoking panel: What should we be researching more in the future? What should we be researching less? How can we be most effective in facilitating transformative change?
Moderator: Vincent Gitz
Peter Minang, Director for Africa, CIFOR-ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya
Misun Park, Associate Professor, Seoul National University, South Korea
Arlene Lopez Sampson, Senior Scientist, CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica
Philippe Vaast, CIRAD regional director, Bogota, Colombia, and Co-convener of the Agroecology TPP
Brainstorming the future together
Group work based on guided questions
Building on the World Agroforestry Congress