Grasslands are versatile and multifunctional landscapes, providing a range of ecosystems goods and services for human benefit. To further develop grassland-based models, together with the broader spectrum of grasslands research interests, a stocktaking of the current state of grasslands knowledge is desperately needed.
From 2-30 September 2013, FAO convenes an E-Conference on Sustainable Grasslands. One immediate objective is to gather scattered scientific information, identify key data gaps and prioritize future research. Moreover, we believe the time has come to build a framework of international guidelines for sustainable grassland management.
Through this E-Conference, we wish to both bridge knowledge gaps and share best practices between grasslands experts, practitioners and stakeholders from different agro-ecological regions.
To participate: http://www.fao.org/nr/sustainability/grassland-e-conference
Several ILRI and CGIAR colleagues will attend the 22nd International Grasslands Congress in Australia in September 2013.