The field trip will visit two sites in the Dowa district some 35 to 40 km from conference venue. The communities at these sites keep trees on farms mainly through Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), and are growing maize, groundnuts, beans in these tree based ecosystems. Participants will also see an example of a community forest area with a signed forest management plan over the trees that have been regenerated naturally.
World Agroforestry Centre and government officers (agriculture and forestry) will guide the participants in small groups to farmers fields where the farmers will explain and respond to questions (translation will be provided). Tony Rinaudo (also known as the “tree whisperer“) and other FMNR colleagues will provide a practical demonstration of FMNR in the field during the trip also.
Date & Times
Thursday 16th April, 7am to 1:30pm
- Sign up during registration to confirm your place on the trip – Space is limited!
- Participation is at no additional costs
- Buses will take participants from the BICC at 7am, and will return by 1:30pm
- A packed lunch and water will be provided