Monday, July 19, 2010

Presentation on July 20th at 11 a.m.

Please join us…

If you are interested in Landcare as an international movement, you may want to consider joining us tomorrow to greet Dr. Pal Singh, who has been involved with the expansion of Landcare through South Asia.

Dr. Virendra Pal Singh, South Asian representative for the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) will be discussing the opportunities and benefits of integrating forestry and agricultural production for rural community development in his presentation “From the Ground Up: Innovative Approaches and Good Practices for Sustainable Livelihoods.”

The presentation will be held on Tuesday, July 20th from 11am to noon at the International Affairs Offices (526 Prices Fork Rd) in Meeting Room A. The presentation is open to the public at no cost.

After completing a PhD program in soil science at the University of the Philippines at Los Baños, Dr. Singh worked with the International Rice Research Institute until 2002 as an agronomist and handled a major rice research and development program in Eastern India. Beginning in 2003, he undertook the establishment of ICRAF’s Regional Office for South Asia, developing a research protocol for the South Asia Region. He has consulted on several agroforestry and agronomy projects for the World Bank, FAO, IFAD, and other regional, national, and international organizations.

We hope you will be able to join us for this fascinating discussion with Dr. Singh. Please direct any questions to Courtney Kimmel at

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