Cheikh Mbow: agroforestry solutions in Africa

Key note presentation during the 2015 PECS conference

The recognition of agroforestry and biodiversity conservation into productive landscapes has become an imperative subject of recent land sharing scenario. Agroforestry practice can contribute to biodiversity conservation and examples of actionable practices will be presented based on the multiple roles of agroforestry for biodiversity conservation in African context.

About Cheikh Mbow
Dr Cheikh Mbow is Senior Scientist on climate change and development at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya. Dr. Mbow is also Adjunct Associate Professor at the Forestry Department of Michigan State University-USA. He was a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP) from 2012-2013. Dr Mbow currently serves on the Science Committee of Future Earth.
He is a lead author for Working Group 3 of the IPCC AR5 (Chapter 11 on Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses).

He is a regional expert on disturbances of savanna vegetative systems, particularly the impact of bush fires and other land cover changes in rural areas. He has experience with above-ground carbon stock assessments, vegetation inventory the use for carbon models, and the monitoring of vegetative communities.

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The Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), is a Future Earth core-project (jointly sponsored by ICSU and UNESCO). PECS aims to integrate research on the stewardship of social–ecological systems, the services they generate, and the relationships among natural capital, human wellbeing, livelihoods, inequality and poverty.


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