With the newly strengthened cooperation between Wageningen University and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF, part of the CGIAR), we want to take stock of current issues to which research can contribute. In six sessions (I…VI) we will hear two introductions and solicit inputs from all participants to identify ‘hot’ topics in which new research could help to make significant progress.
The topics span three interpretations of what the agroforestry agenda entails:
- A set of specific practices that combine trees, crops and/or livestock,
- The intersection of farmers and forest + all trees in agricultural and multifunctional landscapes,
- The combination and interface of all agriculture and forestry issues, without institutional barriers.
We seek the input of all participants in identifying research topics that are salient (have a chance of making a differ-rence), legitimate (representing the interests and perspectives of key stakeholders) and with credible methods to tackle open questions.