30th November 2020 was the closing date for the submission of Abstracts for both posters and papers to be presented at the Joint International Grassland & Rangeland Congress. This global conference will be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 23rd to 29th October 2021. The conference shall present a platform to share cutting edge science and practices in management of the planets’ grasslands and rangelands and offer the participants the opportunity to experience the best from the Eastern African savannas.

Authors of abstracts accepted for presentation as an oral paper or as a poster are expected to submit a full paper (minimum 3 pp., maximum 4 pp.) to be included in the Congress Proceedings.  In preparing the paper, please download and use the template for papers. 

Full paper submission Deadline is now closed.

Congress Themes

The theme of the conference is Sustainable Use of Grassland/Rangeland Resources for Improved Livelihoods. Keynote addresses, oral papers and posters presented at the conference will be organized around seven sub-themes.

  • Sub-Theme 1: Rangeland/Grassland Ecology
  • Sub-Theme 2: Forage Production and Utilization
  • Sub-Theme 3: Livestock Production Systems
  • Sub-Theme 4: Wildlife, Tourism and Multi-Facets of Rangeland/Grassland
  • Sub-Theme 5: Drought Management and Climate Change in Rangelands/Grasslands
  • Sub-Theme 6: Pastoralism, Social, Gender and Policy Issues
  • Sub-Theme 7: Capacity, Institutions and Innovations for Sustainable Development in Rangelands/Grasslands

Submission Guidelines: General

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and the selection criteria will include:
(i) Relevance to the congress theme and sessions;
(ii) Significance of information and enriching current state of knowledge;
(iii) Originality and novelty;
(iv) Structure and clarity;
(v) Scientific validity.