XV World Forestry Congress features event on agroforestry concessions in Peru
- The international event will be held between May 2 and 6 in Korea. To participate virtually, you just have to register.
- One of the stakeholders participating in the Congress is the AgroFor Project, which works in the Peruvian Amazon Territory (San Martín, Loreto, and Amazonas).
The XV World Forestry Congress will be held May 2 – 6, bringing together various global forestry stakeholders to review and discuss key challenges facing the sector and ways to address them. The event will take place in the Coex Convention & Exhibition Center (Coex), in Seoul, Republic of Korea, hosted by its Forestry Service of the Republic of Korea.
Under the motto of “Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests”, the Congress will focus on the role of forests in the global development agenda (Agenda 2030) and other important agreements (Global Forest Targets, Paris Agreement, Global Forest Targets, Paris Agreement, post-2020 global biodiversity framework) to achieve key measures to be implemented in the forest sector.
The event will have the representation from all regions and sectors, both from public and private sectors, as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organization (CSO), scientific or professional bodies and forest societies, and others interested in the care of forests and the environment.
This edition will address six subtopics:
- Turning the tide: reversing deforestation and forest degradation
- Nature-based solutions based for climate-change adaptation and mitigation and biodiversity conservation
- The green pathway to growth and sustainability
- Forests and human health: revisiting the connections
- Managing and communicating forest information and knowledge
- Forests without boundaries: enhancing management and cooperation
Although the congress will be held in person in Korea, there will also be an open hybrid room (physical-virtual) option where you can participate from anywhere around the world. You only need register:
To see the complete program of the Congress CLICK HERE. To see who is participating in this global event CLICK HERE.
Agroforestry Concessions in Peru
In addition to the scheduled sessions and plenary sessions, the Congress will hold a series of side events where views and experiences on forest and forestry issues will be exchanged. These discussions may lead to the formulation of overarching recommendations applicable at the national, regional, and global levels.
Here, the AgroFor Project will be presented. This project is implemented by Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), World Agroforestry (ICRAF) and the Peruvian Society of Environmental Law (SPDA) in the Amazon area (San Martin, Loreto and Amazonas).
Agroforestry Concessions: an innovative approach to reduce deforestation and improve livelihoods in the Peruvian Amazon is the name of the side event at which AgroFor will share its intervention approach and its progress in supporting the Peruvian State in developing (based on evidence) the necessary institutional, technical and financial conditions that allow the successful and scaled implementation of AC (Agroforestry Concessions) in Peru.
The meeting, scheduled for May 4 at 5:30 p.m. South Korea time (03:30 a.m. Peru) will be attended by professionals and scientists from AgroFor project organizations, such as Valentina Robiglio, scientific coordinator of ICRAF; José Luis Capella, Forestry and Ecosystem Services Program of the SPDA; Marco Enciso, director general of the General Directorate of Forestry and Wildlife Policy and Competitiveness of Serfor; Lucetty Ullilen, head of Osinfor; Vincent Gitz, director of CIFOR-ICRAF Latin America; Fabiola Muñoz, forestry expert and former Minister of Environment of Peru, and a representative of local family farmer organizations. The meeting will be hybrid (physical-virtual).
“About 80% of Peru’s deforestation is due to unsustainable small-scale (1-5 ha) practices by family farmers who live along the agricultural frontier of the Amazon and who lack secure land tenure rights. Agroforestry Concessions were created by Peru’s recent forestry legal framework to provide these family farmers with an avenue for land tenure formalization through long-term renewable contracts conditional on avoidance of further land clearing and other soil and water sustainability practices. ICRAF has estimated that, more than 120,000 family farmers could benefit from this new system over an area of 1 million hectares. In addition, emerging zero deforestation markets and public incentives are expected to provide the necessary incentives for the agroforestry concession system to thrive,” the event description states.
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