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Transitioning to Viable Policies

To increase resources dedicated to the implementation of agroforestry, policymakers’ attention must shift from conventional industrial models to more sustainable approaches. Agroforestry systems are multifuntional in nature. Therefore multisectoral coordination is required to facilitate producers’ transition to agroforestry and limit factors that restrain farmers’ long-term investments such as lack of rights to land, lack of technical and financial support and inadequate agricultural and forestry policies. This session aims to find ways for transitioning to a viable policy environment that could support agroforestry conservation, adoption and scaling-up.


Javed Rizvi

Director, Asia, CIFOR-ICRAF

Chair: Javed Rizvi, Director, Director Asia Continental Program, CIFOR-ICRAF

Agroforestry Policy in the US needs an accelerator – and Canada’s needs a lifeline
Maayan Kreitzman, Association for Temperate Agroforestry, Canada
* Margaret Gullion, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, Canada
Terry Sunderland, University of British Columbia, Canada

Traditional Agroforestry Practices, National Determined Contributions and Land Degradation Neutrality Targets: Lessons from India
Shalini Dhyani, CSIR National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), India
Indu K. Murthy, The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), India
Arun Arunachalam, ICAR Central Agroforestry Research Institute, India
Vivek Saxena, Haryana Forest Development Corporation, India

Information needs and communication channels for wider agroforestry adoption in the U.S.
Olga Romanova, University of Missouri, United States
* Michael Gold, University of Missouri, United States
Damon Hall, University of Missouri, United States
Mary Hendrickson, University of Missouri, United States

Silvoarable policy promotion in the Mediterranean EU
Francisco Javier Rodríguez-Rigueiro, University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain
José Javier Santiago Freijanes, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Nuria Ferreiro-Domínguez, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
María Rosa Mosquera-Losada, University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain

Farmers’ Representative in this session: Justice Zvaita, Zimbabwe