Agroforestry: Tackling key development challenges
Dennis Philip Garrity, Director General
The World Agroforestry Centre
Dr Garrity is a systems agronomist whose career has been focused on the development of small-scale farming systems in the tropics. The World Agroforestry Centre advances the science underpinning a massive increase in the use of trees in agricultural landscapes by smallholder rural households for improved food security, nutrition, income, health, shelter, energy and environmental sustainability. He also currently chairs the Global Steering Committee of Landcare International, a community-based approach that drives innovative solutions to natural resource management challenges. Previously, Dr Garrity served as regional coordinator of the Center's work in Southeast Asia, and earlier headed the Agroecology Unit at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines.