26 syys 2019

Reforesting Africa – the contested role of smallholders


Date and time:
26.9.2019 08:30 – 11:30
Address:
MTK, Simonkatu 6
Locality:
Event language:
English
Fee:
free event
Final registration day:
Organiser:
Suomen World Vision / World Vision Finland

Reforesting Africa – the contested role of smallholders

World Vision and MTK/FFD warmly welcome you to a breakfast seminar to discuss reforestation in Sub-Saharan Africa, from the perspective of smallholder farmers. Tony Rinaudo, an internationally awarded agronomist and the father of the Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) method, will give a presentation on his unique insights and experiences from agricultural-forestry-pastoral systems in Africa. The focus is on FMNR - a low-cost, transformational and sustainable land restoration technique used to combat poverty and hunger and to increase the quality of life for subsistence farmers in developing countries.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion on the alternative approaches to reforestation, revealing the highly complex issues such as the conflict between supply and demand of timber, land use, ownership and governance, and conservation that are often overlooked in forest management projects. The seminar is aimed at scholars, practitioners and other professionals working with the theme.

Register yourself via email (petra.matsi@worldvision.fi). Please confirm your attendance by September 23rd

Welcome!

More details: https://www.worldvision.fi/me-ja-tyomme/uutiset-ja-media/artikkelit/kutsu-aamiaisseminaariin