Short rotation forestry and Agroforestry. Two highlight events in June 2011

An exchange of experience between CDM countries and Europe

Conference
20 – 22 June 2011 Barolo, Italy
Short rotation forestry and Agroforestry: an exchange of experience between CDM countries and Europe

Seminar
17 June 2011 Budapest, Hungary
How to participate in modern information networks on agriculture and renewable energy

The conference will address different topics within the Short Rotation Forestry (SRF) and Agroforestry cycle: choosing the site; preparing the soil; genetic material and plant selection; planting material; planting; interaction with eco-systems; risks; cultivation and maintenance; nutrients and soil; harvesting; transport and storage; utilisation of the wood; recirculation to cropland; economic and financial issues; agroforestry; carbon sequestration by SRF; local systems; organic farming; area conflicts regarding food and energy production.

1) Meet scientists from developing countries - This is a special opportunity to meet in Europe many scientists from CDM countries (developing countries) specialised in short rotation forestry and agroforestry: a majority come from India but as well China, Brazil, Africa are represented. In addition there are speakers from the USA and from Europe.

2) Comprehensive portfolio of topics in SRF - The speeches have been selected all other than randomly according to the common structure (above) which is expected to represent the most important
issues regarding SRF.

3) Research Agenda on SRF - Listen to the presentation on a draft version of a Research Agenda on core research questions regarding SRF. Participate in the discussion and contribute your comments for the final version.

4) Project developers’ guidelines - Listen to the presentation on a draft version of Project developers’ guidelines regarding SRF projects. Participate in the discussion and contribute your comments for the final version.

5) Have an insight into Europe’s leading poplar breeder activities - The event is held near the production site of Europe’s leading poplar breeder, Alasia New Clones (ANC). The field trip is on the production site of ANC.

Detailed information and registering see the event leaflet.

More information: www.benwood.eu

Contact at BIOENERGY 2020+:

Erwin Rotheneder

 

2011-05-03

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