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The Third Announcement of the Joint XXIV IGC and XI IRC Congress to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, October 25 – 30, 2020. Download  

The Joint XXIV IGC and XI IRC congress will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, October 25 – 30, 2020.  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 2020. 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 the Sponsorship packages.

Call for papers

The National Organizing Committee of the Joint International Grassland and  Rangeland Congress invites abstracts for panels, papers and posters to be presented at this global conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 25 to 30 October 2020. For more information view or download Final Call for papers

Keynote Speakers 

DR. KATHRINE I. JOHNSEN
GRID-Arendal

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

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

MS. GHANIMAT AZHDARI
Centre for Sustainable Development and Environment (Cenesta)

DR. JONATHAN DAVIES
International Union for Conservation of Nature