the CGIAR Research program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) and
the Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and
the Research Institute on Resource Insects of the Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF)
The CGIAR research program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) is organizing with the Kunming Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) and other Chinese partners an international conference in Kunming, China, in the third week of June 2021, on the theme of Forests, trees and agroforestry for diverse sustainable landscapes. The event is part of the road towards the 15th Conference of the Parties of the UN convention on Biological Diversity (CBD 15) also to be organized in Kunming, 11-24 October 2021. This will be a major event during which the post 2020 agenda on biodiversity will be finalized.
Forests, trees and agroforestry exemplify the contributions of biodiversity and agrobiodiversity to sustainable and resilient landscapes, to green and circular economy and to sustainable agriculture and food systems for healthy diets. Both FTA and CAS have numerous activities related to the roles of Forests, trees and agroforestry for diverse sustainable landscapes. They are thus well positioned to co-organize an international conference to make the state of the evidence towards the implementation of the CBD. The event will also associate the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), The Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF), and the FTA program participants.