SAARC Resolution on Agroforestry 2016

The ”SAARC Resolution on Agroforestry 2016″ is released on June 3 of 2016 at Kathmandu, Nepal by Mr. Uday C. Thakur, Secretary, Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation (MFSC). The declaration was released in an inception meeting to develop a SAARC Regional Coordinated Programme on Agroforestry (SARCOPA) jointly organized by the SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC), Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD), Nepal; the Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bio-resources (ANSAB), Nepal; and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), at Kathmandu from June 1 to 3, 2016.

This inception meeting was a continuation of earlier SAARC- ICAR- ICRAF regional initiatives. During the previous events, a strong consensus emerged to foster close collaboration and partnership among SAARC member states by initiating a SARCOPA with facilitation and technical support from ICRAF and SAC. It was agreed that ICRAF in close collaboration with SAC, SAARC countries, ANSAB, and partners will continue leading the process to finalize the SARCOPA, mobilize the resources, and implement the same.