Rwanda has been announced as the host of the 6th World Congress on Agroforestry in 2025. The announcement was made during the 5th World Congress on Agroforestry taking place in Quebec, Canada.
The 6th World Congress on Agroforestry in Kigali in 2025 will bring together more than 1,500 delegates including researchers, academia, development partners, and private and public sector to advance agroforestry.
The World Congress on Agroforestry will raise the profile of agroforestry and increase support, engagement and investment. It will create a legacy in terms of partnerships, investments and impact and produce a global agroforestry roadmap.
“Rwanda is honoured to have been selected to host the 6th World Congress on Agroforestry, following a very competitive process. We are excited to welcome the global agroforestry community to Rwanda in 2025,” said Patrick Karera, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, sharing Rwanda’s readiness to host the event with delegates at this year’s congress in Canada.
The World Congress on Agroforestry in Rwanda will be organised by the International Union for Agroforestry (IUAF), the Ministry of Environment, the Rwanda Forestry Authority and the Rwanda Convention Bureau.
“We are very much looking forward to meeting in Kigali. Rwanda, with its growing smallholder sector, offers wonderful examples of how to use trees to boost incomes even on very small farms,” said Patrick Worms, the President of IUAF. “Add to that Rwanda’s well-deserved reputation for efficiency and organisation, and the decision to choose Kigali came naturally to us.”
“Thank you for entrusting Rwanda to host the 6th World Congress on Agroforestry. Murakaza Neza, welcome. See you in Rwanda in 2025!” Karera concluded during his presentation.