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School of Natural Resources Seminar Series

Envisioning a treed trajectory for agriculture – findings from agroforestry research

3:30 pm
Hardin Hall Room: 107 South (Auditorium)
3310 Holdrege St
Lincoln NE 68583
Additional Info: HARH
John Benson,
Presented by Lord Ameyaw, Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources | University of Nebrasks-Lincoln

Agroforestry has been gaining significant interest in recent times as a climate smart alternative to traditional agricultural practices. However, there are widespread misconceptions and a general lack of knowledge and understanding on what it is or what it is not. Dr. Ameyaw will share some ideas on this topic and discuss some findings from recent research on opportunities, challenges and adoption of agroforestry.

Speaker’s Biography
Dr. Ameyaw is originally from Ghana, West Africa. His scholarly work involves the interface between Natural Resource Management and the Social Dimensions, for which he has participated in different projects/research internationally and within the United States. He has B.S. in Agricultural Technology from University for Development Studies, Ghana and M.S. in Rural Sociology from Auburn University. For his dissertation at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington, he studied the intersection between traditional forestry and cocoa agroforestry from ecological, environmental and social perspectives. Currently, he serves as program lead for Regional and Community Forestry at the School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Very recently, he was the National Agroforester for USDA-NRCS. He maintains a close affiliate status with Nebraska Forest Service, USDA-NRCS and the National Agroforestry Center, helping with technology and knowledge transfer of agroforestry and urban forestry research to farmers, landowners, Tribes, and technical service providers nationwide and internationally.

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