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We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

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

Institutional factors influencing the social, ecological and economic resilience of local Malagasy communities through agroforestry
Vololoniaina Rasoarimanana, Université Laval, Canada
Nancy Gélinas, Université Laval, Canada

Agroforestry Policy Development in Switzerland
Sonja Kay, Agroscope, Switzerland Johanna Schoop, Agridea, Switzerland

Analyzing agroforestry at a farming system scale in Switzerland exploring levers and constraints to its adoption
* Ulysse Le Goff, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Johan Six, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Dominique Barjolle, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

Agroforestry in Quebec and the role of agri-environmental incentives
Alejandra Zaga Mendez, Université Laval, Canada Jean-François Bissonnette, Université Laval, Canada
* Mikael Scattolin, Université Laval, Canada Laurie-Anne Dansereau, Université Laval, Canada

Agroforestry development in the Netherlands: bottlenecks and opportunities in policy issues
Euridice Leyequien, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands Eelco Buunk, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
René Van Druenen, AGROBOSBOUW NL, Netherlands