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IUFROLAT 2013: Congress on Forest, Competitiveness and Sustainable Landscapes.

San José, Costa Rica 12-15 June 2013

IUFROLAT 2013: Congress on Forest, Competitiveness and Sustainable Landscapes.

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and the Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) will hold the Third IUFRO Latin American Congress (IUFROLAT) in San José, Costa Rica from 12 to 15 June 2013.

For four days, the Congress will provide a platform for researchers and academics including their colleagues from other parts of the world, the private sector, trade unions, journalists and policy makers to exchange information and experiences on critical issues affecting trees, forest ecosystems and landscapes, and their contribution to development in Latin America.

The overall goal of the Congress is to demonstrate how forest science is impacting on livelihoods, environment and sustainable development in the Latin America and Caribbean region. With the slogan “Forests, Competitiveness and Sustainable Landscapes”, the Congress will highlight research that offers information on management and policy relevant to policy makers and practitioners at local, national and regional levels.

Themes, sub-themes and topics

The three central themes of IUFROLAT are I) Forests and Ecosystem Services, II) Competitiveness of the Forestry Sector and III) Landscape Management and Governance. Each theme has been further specified indicating sub-themes and potential topics providing the range of preferred issues to be addressed in the Congress. The full list is available on the “objetives and themes” page of the Congress Website.

 

Venue: 
San José, Costa Rica
Contact: 
iufrolat@catie.ac.cr
Organisers: 
CATIE (Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center), RIABM (Iberoamerican Model Forest Network), others.

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