Agroforestry Congress: stormy future for food security

Writer: 
Robert Finlayson

The Philippine's First International Agroforestry Congress, held 19-21 March 2014, saw hundreds of scientists and agroforestry advocates discuss the many challenges facing the Philippines and the world if future food supply is going to meet demand while maintaing a sustainable environment and improving poor farmers' livelihoods.

Keynote speakers warned of more natural disasters and reductions in agricultural production as the impact of climate change became more severe.

Other presenters discussed in detail specific problems and how agroforestry can help solve them.

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