The theme of the Congress is “Sustainable Use of Grassland and Rangeland Resources for Improved Livelihoods.”  The aim of the congress will be to promote the interchange of scientific and technical information on all aspects of grasslands and rangelands: including grassland and rangeland ecology; forage production and utilization; livestock production systems; wildlife, tourism and multi-facets of grassland and rangeland; drought management and climate change in rangelands; pastoralism, social, gender and policy issues and capacity building, extension and governance. We look forward to seeing you in Nairobi in 2021. For more information, click the attached Flyer.

The International Grassland and Rangeland Congress promotes interchange of information on all aspects of natural and cultivated grasslands and forage crops for the benefit of mankind, including sustained development, food production and the maintenance of biodiversity.

The aim of the International Rangeland Congress is to promote the interchange of scientific and technical information on all aspects of rangelands: research, planning, development, management, extension, education and training.

Opportunity to sponsor congress activities

Both public and private organizations and individuals have an opportunity to sponsor the congress activities either in cash or in kind. By this, the organizations and individuals will have a chance to maximize their exposure while supporting a worthy cause in the development, management and conservation of global grassland and rangeland resources for a better planet. For details on how to become a sponsor, click here to view the Sponsorship packages.

Keynote Speakers 

DR. KATHERINE I. JOHNSEN
UNorwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)

DR. CACILDA BORGES DO VALLE – Embrapa Beef Cattle – Brazilian Enterprise for Agriculture Research

DR. BRANDON BESTELMEYER
USDA Agricultural Research Service

DR. JOHN CARADUS
Grasslanz Technology Ltd

DR. JIMMY SMITH
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

DR. JOHN WAITHAKA
Regional Chair of the IUCN-World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) for East and Southern Africa

DR. MARK HOWDEN
The Australian National University

DR. JONATHAN DAVIES
International Union for Conservation of Nature
 

MS. NAHID NAGHIZADEH
Centre for Sustainable Development and Environment (Cenesta)

 
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