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Santiago de Chile 21-23 January 2009

Improving Tools against Desertification and Drought Enhanced Integrated Agroforestry and Water Management Systems for Arid and Semi-Arid Areas in Latin America

WAFLA

WAFLA International Conference : Improving Tools against Desertification and Drought Enhanced Integrated Agroforestry and Water Management Systems for Arid and Semi-Arid Areas in Latin America

Santiago de Chile 21-23 January 2009

Organisation  : WAFLA

Objectifs

The Conference aims to :
* Raise awareness of policy makers, civil society organisations and the science community of the impacts of climate change and of management of land degradation and desertification, and livelihoods in the semi-arid and arid regions of Latin America.
* Present results of the WAFLA coordination action on the application of tools and methods to evaluate the impact of improved Agroforestry systems on livelihoods and integrated water management in arid and semi-arid areas.
* Present the lessons learned from successful agroforestry systems in terms of their economic, social and environmental impacts.
* Reflect on the potential barriers for the adoption of successful management practices in agroforestry systems in sub/humid, semi/arid and Arid regions in Latin America.
* Identify policies and incentive mechanisms for the adoption of improved agroforestry systems in sub/humid, semi/arid and Arid regions in Latin America.

Thèmes

Themes for papers are : * Agro Forestry for controlling land degradation and desertification * Agro Forestry for adaptation to climate change * Structure and composition of Agro Forestry Systems in dry lands * Agro Forestry for provision of environmental services in dry lands * Options for improved water management with Agro Forestry in dry lands * Agro Forestry Systems for improving livelihoods and food security in dry land areas * Added value and market chain of Agro Forestry products in dry land areas * Capacity building, and networking * Policies and incentive schemes for Agro Forestry adoption in dry land areas

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