Workshops

Throughout the congress, various workshops related to agroforestry will take place. These workshops will allow participants to dialogue on a wide variety of specific topics, from farmers’ innovations to agroforestry policies, funding, knowledge sharing, and new research methods, among others. Series of workshops on peasant voices from the Global South and temperate agroforestry challenges will also be held.

Take the opportunity offered by these workshops to get together and share knowledge in order to contribute to the necessary transition to a viable world!

Farmer Voices 1 and 2

These workshops will be accessible to all delegates and will also be offered free of charge online.

They are aimed primarily at people practicing agroforestry around the world and at associations supporting them, but scientists and other agroforestry lovers are most welcome to join and take part in the discussions!

During the workshops, farmers practicing agroforestry in various regions of the world will take the floor! They will present their systems and talk about their successes and challenges. Guided discussions and open exchanges among farmers and with other participants will take place after the presentations, guided by farmers' interests and issues. 

Designed and developed in response to questions and concerns shared during satellite events organized on the sidelines of the congress, the workshops aim to provide participants with a space for learning, building knowledge and discussing common agroforestry concerns.

First workshop with: Kumar Neeraj (India), Rafael Pompa (UK), Justice Zvaita (Zimbabwe), Frédérique Lavallée (Canada), Jog Raj Giri (Nepal), Zénabou Segda (Burkina Faso) and more.

Second workshop with: Juliana Pereira Pino (Brazil), Denise Bittencourt (Brazil), Mark Kebo Akparibo (Ghana), Jacopo Goracci (Italy), Stéphane Lamanna (Canada), Isabelle Tano (Ivory Coast) and more.

Languages: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese

Presentation of technical tools

This workshop aims to introduce participants to different tools or techniques to facilitate decision-making regarding agroforestry interventions. The tools presented will deal with different types of agroforestry systems in tropical and temperate environments. The first tool presented will be Hi-SAFE, which simulate in a 3D model the growth of trees and crops. Two FAO tools that measure the impacts of different climate actions will then be presented. These are the ABC-Map and NEXT tools.  

Language : English

For those who have a computer, they should have installed the package before because it takes time to download:
type in R :
install.packages("devtools")
devtools::install_github("kevinwolz/hisafer")

The first time you install it, there might be a lot of errors like "no package named xxxx was found", you just need to install these packages (either manually with install.packages() or through the menu Tools>Install packages... of Rstudio if you are using Rstudio). That's because the developpers of some of the packages that hisafer uses did not declare these packages as dependencies, so they are not downloaded automatically when installing hisafer. But you have to do it only once and after that, it should work easily.

#then next time you just have to type
library(hisafer)
hop<-read_hisafe_example() #to read the built-in simulations that come with hisafer
hop$metadata #to see the available simulations in this example ... it can take some time
plot_hisafe_monthcells(hop = hop,
    variable = "monthRelativeDirectParIncident",
    colfacet = "Year",
    rowfacet = "SimulationName",
    years = 1995:2000,
    months = 7,
    trees = FALSE,
    canopies = FALSE) #to get the map of solar radiation reaching the ground in July each year, in the 3 compared systems.
 

The role of trees in food systems

This workshop will take the form of a panel where young researchers will have the chance to discuss the role and place of trees in food systems. Accompanied by Danielle Nierenberg, president of Food Tank, the panellists will discuss the issues surrounding agroforestry and the impacts that the adoption of certain agroforestry interventions can have on the various links in the food chain.
 

Language: English

 

The Journée Québec offers 3 workshops

The 3 workshops below will be held on Tuesday July 19 as part of Quebec Day. Accessible to conventioneers and also to those who would like to register for this single day.

Register for the Journée Québec.
 

Les modes d'appuis aux producteurs.trices pour la plantation et l'entretien des arbres

This workshop aims to present different strategies developed by communities here, in Europe and in the United States, to financially support producers who integrate agroforestry systems into their agricultural plots, in order to guide the participants to better ways of doing.

Language: French

Les actions de diverses organisations promotionelles de l'agroforesterie

The workshop seeks to inspire its participants by presenting different types of agroforestry development organizations that actively act for knowledge transfer and promotion of the presence of trees in farming systems. The comparison of the means adopted in Quebec, France and the United States aims to suggest new approaches.

Language: French

Les outils d'aides à la décision pour planifier et évaluer plus efficacement les systèmes agroforestiers

The workshop will be an opportunity to learn about various tools developed to measure the costs and benefits of agroforestry and facilitate decision-making. We will also receive testimony from producers who wanted trees to be more present in their fields. What more can be done to develop agroforestry in Quebec?

Language: French