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International Ecoagriculture Conference & Practitioners Fair

Nairobi, Kenya | 27 September - 1 October 2004

The International Ecoagriculture Conference and Practitioners’ Fair convened from 27 September to 1 October 2004 at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting brought together over 200 of the world's leading innovators in ecoagriculture, representing diverse sectors including: community leaders, farmers, conservationists, policymakers, researchers, technical advisors, land-use planners, and the private sector. The purpose of the Conference was to assess the state of ecoagriculture systems and practices, and to develop a strategy to promote and support ecoagricultural development around the world. The Conference was organized by Ecoagriculture Partners.

During the Conference, participants reviewed diverse examples of practices along with evidence of the social, cultural, economic, environmental, institutional, technical, geographic and political characteristics of successful ecoagriculture initiatives. Participants shared experiences, gained knowledge, built new partnerships, broadened awareness of the potentials of ecoagriculture, and elaborated a number of specific recommendations for action to further the concepts and tools needed to implement ecoagriculture. More.

Related Links

International Ecoagriculture Conference and Practitioners Fair (conference site)
Ecoagriculture Partners (conference organizers)
UN DESA Division for Sustainable Development�s �Partnerships for Sustainable Development� page
Recommendations developed by the �Community Shamba� preparatory meeting, which convened from 25-26 September 2004
The Nairobi Declaration on Ecoagriculture, which was developed during the International Ecoagriculture Conference and Practitioners� Fair


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