Agroforestry congress to highlight sustainable development

The Institute of Agroforestry (UPLB-IAF), Benguet State University (BSU), and the Philippine Agroforestry Education and Research Network (PAFERN) are holding the 7 th National Agroforestry Congress in BSU, La Trinidad, Benguet on Nov. 14-16.

With the theme “Promoting Agroforestry for Sustainable Development,” the congress is aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

The congress will feature plenary and concurrent sessions that will discuss the ecological basis of using agroforestry for sustainable development. It will also tackle agroforestry’s capability to create sustainable livelihoods for small farmers, and the opportunities and constraints in institutionalizing agroforestry policies. Participants, composed of researchers, practitioners, policy makers, educators, and students, will visit ecotourism sites in Benguet. (Jessa Jael S. Arana)

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