#WCA2014 Blog Competition – Showcase your agroforestry projects!

#WCA2014 Blog Competition – Showcase your agroforestry projects!

Deadline: February 5, 2014

What agroforesty projects are you involved with? Showcase them and win prizes! There are many people – scientists, farmers, communities, governments, universities and their students, private individuals and companies – who are working on great agroforestry projects. Through the #WCA2014 blog, the World Congress on Agroforestry aims to provide YOU the platform to showcase YOUR work:

Here is what we would like you to do:

  1. Write a blogpost of 500-1,000 words … which describes your agroforestry project, your newest initiative, your finest invention, your ingenious idea for which you would like support, your latest research findings. The general theme is “Trees for Life”
  2. Find a great picture to go with it
  3. Email the blogpost and picture to p.casier(at)cgiar.org


Here is what they will do for you:

  1. They will publish your blogpost and picture on the #WCA2014 blog, and possibly other online media.
  2. They will spread your post through our vast social media network, using over 100 social reporting volunteers
  3. And… your blogpost will enter into their competition

Every blogpost will automatically be entered into an online competition: The online public will be able to vote for your blogpost – which will depend on WHAT you write about, and HOW you present it..

The five most popular blogposts will be announced at the upcoming World Congress on Agroforestry, and their authors will receive a certificate and a signed copy of “The Trees for Life,” a new book to launched at the Congress.

The writer of the best blogpost, will receive an Apple iPad.


  • They want for blogposts that showcase “Trees for Life”, illustrating the importance, and future potentials of agroforestry. Remember: we want blogposts. We are not looking for dissertations, or abstracts.
  • They are looking for inspiring stories, enticing enthusiasm about the current achievements and future potentials of agroforestry.
  • They are looking for blogposts which are thrilling, and fun to read.

With the aim to significantly boost awareness, engagement and investments in agroforestry, anyone can submit a blogpost. Students can describe their project and field experience. Researchers can illustrate their findings. Farmers can submit stories on how they converted research to practice. Policy makers and advocacy groups can showcase the projects they implemented, etc.

For more information, click here.