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Organizing Committee

Université Laval is one of Canada’s largest universities with 17 faculties, 60 departments and schools, and nearly 500 programs in every field of knowledge training more than 40,000 students every year. It is also a leader in the area of research and innovation, with over 1,600 research professors divided among 250 teams and centres. In recognition of more than 10 years of outstanding commitment to sustainable development, Université Laval has earned a second gold rating from the international Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) program. Already ranked first in Canada, it rose to the second position worldwide, out of some 800 registered universities. Université Laval, which is the only university in the province of Québec to offer both agriculture and forestry programs, was one of the first universities in the world to offer a complete curriculum in agroforestry.

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Scientific Committee


Alain Olivier, Université Laval


Chairs of Scientific Sessions

  • Maren Oelbermann, University of Warterloo
  • Rémi Cardinaël, CIRAD
  • Shibu Jose, University of Missouri
  • Fardausi Akhter, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Raju Soolanayakanahally, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Naresh Thevathasan, University of Guelph
  • Laurène Feintrenie, CIRAD, CATIE, ICRAF
  • Meine Van Noordwijk, ICRAF
  • Ann Degrande, ICRAF
  • Javed Rizvi, CIFOR - ICRAF
  • Paxie Chirwa, University of Pretoria
  • Jules Bayala, ICRAF
  • Mariève Pouliot, University of Copenhagen
  • Philippe Vaast, ICRAF, CIRAD
  • Francis Dubé, University of Concepción
  • Geneviève Michon, IRD
  • Marney Isaac, University of Toronto
  • Christian Dupraz, IUAF, INRAE
  • Gerardo Moreno, Universidad de Extremadura
  • Victor Rolo, University of Extremadura
  • Fabricio Camacho, Centro Cientifico Tropical

Members of the Review Board

  • Mohamed Alifriqui, Cadi Ayyad University
  • Arun Arunachalam, ICAR
  • Edmundo Barrios, FAO
  • Jean-François Bissonnette, Université Laval
  • Mieke Bourne, World Agroforestry
  • Delia Catacutan, World Agroforestry
  • Rolando Cerda, CATIE
  • Scott Chang, University of Alberta
  • Catherine Dembele, ICRAF
  • Steve Franzel, World Agroforestry
  • Claude Garcia, Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • Marie Gosme, INRAE
  • Ingo Grass, University of Hohenheim
  • Arun K. Handa, ICAR
  • Johanna Jacobi, ETH Zurich
  • Alice Kaudia, Eco-Entrepreneurs Ltd
  • Anthony Kimaro, World Agroforestry
  • Shiv Kumar Dhyani, World Agroforestry
  • Shem Kuyah, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Rodel Lasco, World Agroforestry
  • Charles Levkoe, Lakehead University
  • Arlene Lopez, CATIE
  • Reinhold Muschler, CATIE
  • George Nyamadzawo, Bindura University of Science Education
  • Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong, University of Denver
  • Ingrid Öborn, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Samuel Partey, UNESCO
  • Mai Phuong Nguyen, World Agroforestry
  • Tobias Plieninger, University of Goettingen
  • Bronwen Powell, CIFOR
  • Bruno Rapidel, CIRAD
  • Francesco Reyes, IUAF, INRAE
  • David Rivest, Université du Québec en Outaouais
  • Valentina Robiglio, World Agroforestry
  • Adolfo Rosati, Council for Agricultural Research and Agricultural Economy Analysis
  • Olivier Roupsard, CIRAD
  • Emilie Smith-Dumont, World Agroforestry
  • Elaine Springgay, FAO
  • Samuel Thevasagayam, Gates Foundation
  • Abasse Tougiani, INRAN, Niger
  • Joann Whalen, McGill University


International Orientation Committee


Damase Khasa, Université  Laval



  • Jean-François Bissonnette, Université  Laval
  • Edmundo Barrios, FAO
  • Uma Karki, Tuskegee University, AFTA
  • Ravi Prabhu, CIFOR-ICRAF
  • Dennis Garrity, Global EverGreening Alliance, ICRAF, WRI, Global Landcare
  • Betha Lusiana, ICRAF
  • Peter Minang, ICRAF
  • Jabier Ruiz Mirazo, WWF
  • Christian Dupraz, IUAF, INRAE
  • Ann Degrande, ICRAF
  • Laurène Feintrenie, CIRAD, CATIE, ICRAF
  • Andrew Miccolis, ICRAF


Local Organizing Committee

  • Victor Bérubé-Girouard, Université Laval
  • Pauline Litzler, Université Laval
  • Andréanne Lavoie, Université Laval
  • Romane Hamon, Université Laval
  • Ariane Breault, Horizon-Nature Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Catherine Mercier, Groupe ProConseil
  • Jeanne Martin, Université Laval
  • Cécile Tartera, Groupe ProConseil
  • Marc-André Rhéaume, Fédération des producteurs forestiers du Québec
  • David Rivest, ISFORT, UQO
  • Alain Cogliastro, Institut de recherche en biologie végétale, CRAAQ
  • Benoît Poiraudeau, MAPAQ 
  • Joanne Lagacé, CRAAQ
  • Yasmina Larbi-Youcef, MAPAQ
  • Charles Lussier, Consultant CLG AGFOR
  • Stéphane Gariépy, CRAAQ
  • Patrick Lupien, Syndicat des producteurs de bois de la Mauricie
  • Emmanuelle Boulfroy, CERFO
  • André Vézina, Conseiller en agroforesterie
  • Maxim Tardif, Biopterre 
  • Jean Arsenault, Producteur agroforestier
  • Marie Dromain, Université Laval
  • Martin Pelletier, Centre ACER



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