Making Climate - Smart Agriculture Real in Africa with Conservation Agriculture: Supporting the Malabo Declaration and Agenda 2063

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Dr. W. Trent Bunderson

Dr. Bunderson is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Total LandCare established in 1999 as a non-governmental registered with operations in Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia. Its mission is to transform the livelihoods of rural communities from subsistence to profitable enterprises with sound management of their natural resources. From 1980 to 2011, Dr. Bunderson was Associate Professor at Washington State University, and served as WSU’s East & Southern Africa Representative for its International Research and Development Program. He has been instrumental in securing over $100 million in grants and contracts to implement development projects involving over 300,000 smallholder households in agriculture, forestry and conservation in Malawi and neighboring countries. With 38 years of development experience in Africa, Dr Bunderson has worked in many diverse areas including: 1) community based extension and adaptive research to promote sustainable agriculture focusing on climate smart agriculture, diversification and low-cost irrigation; 2) natural resource management with emphasis on forestry, natural regeneration and agroforestry; and 3) improved conservation and biodiversity of protected areas with communities through interventions that generate economic, social and environmental benefits from their participation. In Sudan, Dr Bunderson served as senior range/livestock ecologist from 1980-1985 on the Western Sudan Agricultural Research Project. In Kenya where he was raised, he conducted research on the competing and synergistic relationships between wildlife, agriculture and pastoral livestock. Overall, his efforts have contributed to increased productivity of crop and livestock systems; enhanced agricultural support services and policies; and improved conservation and biodiversity with reduced environmental degradation.

Important Dates

Registration Opens - Online

1st February 2018

Call for submission condensed papers

1st February 2018

Deadline of submission for condensed papers

15th June 2018

Early bird registration deadline

30th March 2018

Deadline for submission of revised papers

20th August 2018

Registration at venue

8th - 9th October 2018

Conference & Field tour

9th - 12th October 2018

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Tel: +254 20 8076064,
Fax: +254 0412013604
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P.O Box 10375 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya.
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