YFF announces Fall 2020 webinar speaker series

August 20, 2020

The Yale Forest Forum is excited to announce the next speaker series for the fall 2020 semester, jointly hosted by the Yale Forests and the Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative

Frontiers in Global Agroforestry

Agroforestry systems are dynamic and ecologically based natural resource management systems that integrate trees on farms and across the agricultural landscape to provide a variety of social, economic, and environmental benefits. This webinar series showcases the breadth and depth of global agroforestry systems by presenting the diverse experiences of individuals from across the world who engage with agroforestry from a wide range of fields. By presenting their diverse perspectives, this series aims to broaden the audience’s understanding about the role of these agroforestry systems in agriculture, livelihoods, and resilience at multiple scales.  

The series will be held virtually over Zoom. As always, YFF talks are free and open to the public. Below you will find links to view past recordings and join upcoming talks. 

*Talk is eligible for Conncticut DEEP Continuing Education Credit.

Date Speaker Talk title Access
Sep. 10 Brett Chezdoy Silvopasturing as a Solution to Land Management Challenges in Argentina and New York Recording
Sep. 17 Nicolás Valenzuela Basy-Galup Ecological Fruit Cultivation in Agrosilvopastoral Systems in Chile Recording
Sep. 24 Dr. Rico Hübner Agroforestry in Germany: Diverse systems between the CAP, climate change adapation, and innovative farmers Recording
Oct. 1 Dr. Estelí Jiménez-Soto Coffee, Biodiversity, and Labor: Conservation narratives and the everyday-lived-experience of farmworkers in shaded coffee plantations in Chiapas Recording
Oct. 8 Dr. J. B. Friday Adapting Traditional Agroforestry Systems in the Pacific to Modern Economies Recording
Oct. 15 Dr. Marlito Bande Rainforestation Farming: A Climate Smart Agro-ecological Production Sytems (Using Native Trees) as an Alternative to Agroforestry Systems in the Philippine Uplands Recording
Oct. 22 Dr. Mike Farrell Forest Farming in the Northeast on a Large Scale: Opportunities and challenges from a recent startup Recording
Oct. 29 Eduardo Malta Campos Filho Fifteen Years of Work with Seed Sourcing and Direct Seeding in Xingu, Brazil Recording
Nov. 5* Susan Stein  Reflections on an International Natural Resources Career and Leadership Priorities at the National Agroforestry Center Recording
Nov. 12* Juan José Molina Agroecological Principles and their Impact on Tropical Agricultural Production: Experiences from El Hatico Nature Reserve Recording
Nov. 19* Dr. Florencia Montagnini Contributions of Agroforestry Systems to Conservation and Restoration of Biodiversity Islands Recording

Photo of a maize and chestnut tree agroforestry system in Dordogne, France. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.