Call for Papers:World Congress on Agro-forestry 2014



With the aim to significantly boost awareness, engagement and investments in agro-forestry, the World Congress on Agro-forestry 2014 will attract up to 1200 participants, including pre-eminent researchers, senior politicians and donors, as well as major businesses with concerns for sustainable development.

WCA14 will produce a global roadmap with clear targets for the future of agro-forestry. It will act as a springboard to accelerate the impacts of agro-forestry, build people’s livelihoods, increase the vitality of the landscape and drive the adoption of large-scale innovations. It will shape the next steps in the field of integrative science, transformative change in landscapes, tree improvement, innovative tree-based value chains, debates on global and local sustainability, reform of land and tree tenure and holistic education.

THEME: Trees for Life-Accelerating the Impacts of Agroforestry

DATE: 10th-14th  February, 2014

VENUE: Delhi, India

ORGANISER: World Agroforestry Centre and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research

The conference looks forward to receiving abstracts (for both oral and poster sessions) in any of the following theme areas / sessions as stated on the congress website. The authors must indicate their choice of oral or poster presentation and clearly state the targeted session/s to which it applies.

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a) To promote agro-forestry-based tree business
b) To promote agro-forestry-based development
c) To share latest scientific and technological innovations

Submission guidelines:

  • Abstracts should have a maximum of 300 words excluding title, authors and their affiliations and must be prepared in English
  • Reviewers will evaluate the quality of the submitted abstracts on the basis of novelty, significance of the findings/experiences, clarity and relevance to the congress.
  • Selected abstracts will be presented orally at the congress, while others may be recommended for presentation as posters.
  •  All received abstracts will be compiled, edited and included in the proceedings. Carefully check your abstract for content errors, spelling, names, etc. before submitting.
  • By submitting an abstract, the author/s accept that the abstract can be published under their name in congress proceedings or other documents.
  • Abstract submission will only be accepted electronically through the abstract submission module in the website.
  • Notices and instructions will be sent to the e-mail address provided at the time of abstract submission.


Deadline for abstract submission: 30th September , 2013

Notification about the abstract status: 31st October , 2013

For abstract enquiries, you can drop an email at [email protected]

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The registration fee covers conference kit, conference proceedings, lunches, conference dinner, and tea/coffee. Charges for boarding and lodging will be borne by the participants. Lodging can be arranged on demand (please see accommodation section for more details) with additional payment through the registration portal.

Registration Terms and Conditions
  • Payments will be accepted either in INR or in US$ in respective cases
  • Registration fee is refundable only as per the cancellations. Substitution in nominations are acceptable only up to 31 January 2013
  • Registration fee does not include accommodation
  • Registration will be confirmed only if the form is duly completed and payment received in full
Registration Confirmation
Upon receipt of registration form and payment, confirmation of registration will be sent. If you have any query regarding registration and payment, please send an email to
Cancellation Policy
Up to November 15, 2013 Full Refunds, Deducting handling charges  
Up to December 31, 2013 50% Refund, Deducting handling charges  
No Refunds after December 31, 2013
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