The conference addressed different topics within the Short Rotation Forestry (SRF) and Agroforestry cycle: choosing the site; preparing the soil; genetic material and plant selection; planting material; planting; interaction with eco-systems; risks; cultivation and maintenance; nutrients and soil; harvesting; transport and storage; utilisation of the wood; recirculation to ropland; economic and financial issues; agroforestry; carbon sequestration by SRF; local systems.
The conference provided a real opportunity for very fruitful discussions and exchange of information after each presentation as well as during the breaks and networking dinner. Based on the feedback from the participants, the conference turned out to be a very successful event that exceeded expectation of a number of the participants.
To download presentations and additional literature please go to "Speakers' slides and literature".
See below pictures from the conference. To view pictures from the field trip go to "Field trip"
Comments from participants:
"Thank you for your hard work and commitments to make the conference – very success. It was really fruitful discussion to make SRF more productive around the globe." - Dr Bhatta Dutt Laxmi, SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, Nepal
"Thanks to the Benwood and the organizers.....The results will be useful for agroforestry/short rotation forestry in future and the show must go on." - Dr Subhash Chander Yadav, Harvana Forest Development Corporation (State Government Undertaking), India
".....fruitful discussions and lot was to learn especially to an entomologist like me." - Dr Rajeshwar S. Chandel, Youth for Sustainable Development, India
"For me, to discover there is already sufficient data to develop this new methodology for salinized areas, has paid off my effort to come to this conference." -Dr Wojtek Galinski, UNFCCC, Germany
"The conference was indeed effective in generating discussions and was all together an exciting event. Back in Bonn we continued to exchange with Mr. Galinski about a potential CDM methodology for saline afforestation." - Dr Asia Khamzina, Centre for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany
"...surprisingly good event. It was a real workshop." - Dr Heiko Hagemann, Wald-Zentrum, University of Münster, Germany
" It was a good opportunity for me to improve my knowledge and experience as a lecturer and researcher in the field of short rotation forestry and agroforestry. I can address these challenges within the Sustainable Forestry Policy that primarily focuses on caring for the forestry and that my organization is facing today. " - Mrs Rahmawaty, Department of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sumatera Utara, Indonesia"This conference was indeed fruitful, and give me a lot of knowledge and experience about SRF with different topics, and I can compare to what is going on in my country." Mrs. Zuraida, Center for Productivity Forest, Forest Research Development Agency(FORDA), Ministry of Forestry-Republic of Indonesia.
"For me, it was very important to learn about the systems and practices used in countries such as India, China, Brazil, Kenya and to obtain their view on the practices used in Europe. I gained very good contacts for my future work. Furthermore the chance of using SRF/SRC as CDM, in certain cases, offers new interesting fields of research." - DI Sebastian Hauk, University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan -Triesdorf, Germany
"I must admit I really learned a lot during the conference and got to know many interesting people. Currently I’m setting up talks with some of the participants at the conference." - Mr Thibaud Leys, Electrawinds, Belgium
"I benefited a lot through the presentations and interactions with the conference participants. For the first time, the issue of the carbon trading became a reality when a seller and a buyer interacted during the conference. It's my hope that I shall experience this soon in my country so that farmers, the growers, of trees can benefit from their efforts." Mr James Kimondo, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Kenya
Discussions during the presentation sessions:
| Dr W.Galinski, Germany explaining CDM||Dr A. Khamzina, Germany|| Dr K.T. Parthiban, India|
|Dr K.T.Parthiban,India and Prof.J.Chang,|
China discussing about briquetting machine
| Dr Subhash Yadav, India||Dr Bhatta Laxmi, Nepal|
| Dr James Kimondo, Kenya|| Prof. Caihong Zhang, China|| DI Michael Harm, Romania|
Discussions during the breaks:
|Dr Uwe Kies,Germany and Mr Sylvestre |
Austria and DI S.Hauk,Germany
|Dr D.Kajba,Croatia,Mr D.de Paula Toledo,|
Brazil and Dr G.von Wuehlisch
|Dr W.Galinski,Germany and |
|Dr B.Laxmi, Nepal and Dr S.Yadav,India||Dr W.Galinski,Germany|
and Dr A.Khamzina,Germany
|Dr K.T.Parthiban,India and |
Ms Genevieve Lamond,UK
|Prof.J.Chang, his PhD candidate Ms |
Yanxue Han,China and Dr K.S.Verma,India
|Dr K.T.Parthiban,India, Prof.J.Chang and |
his PhD candidate Ms Yanxue Han,China
|Dr W.Galinski,Germany and |
|Mr Thibaud Leys, Belgium and |
Mr Jan Coussement, Belgium
|Prof.Peter Liebhard, Austria and |
and DI Michael Harm, Romania