World experts in agroforestry are going to meet in Brno
An international conference which will be held at Mendel University in Brno at the end of May which aims to address the challenges facing temperate agroforestry. The event is taking place in the Czech Republic for the first time.
Agroforestry in the Czech Republic is gaining strength, there are many farms where agroforestry can be the cornerstone of agricultural development and at the same time can enhance the farm’s resilience to climate change. “Currently, agroforestry is developing rapidly in the Czech Republic and scientists, farmers
themselves, and politicians are interested in it. The proof is also that measures to support agroforestry were launched this year as a part of our strategic plan of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy,” said Bohdan Lojka, Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the conference.
”We have to recognize our agricultural landscapes as living, integral parts of our ecosystems – and that our food production systems should cooperate with nature, and not work against it. When we understand this, we also start to explore the multiple ways agroforestry can contribute to a greener agriculture and rural development. I feel that our strength is our network – different views, different backgrounds, different circumstances. We have to work on this together,“ stated Judit Csikvári, President of the European Agroforestry Federation (EURAF).
Read more in EURAF’s Press Release here.
Contact for more information: prof. Ing. Bohdan Lojka, Ph.D., Chairman of the EURAF 2024 Scientific Committee – [email protected] Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences – Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
For more information, visit the conference website: www.euraf2024.mendelu.cz