Where I come from, there is an old saying: “You might be doing a great job, but if nobody knows about it, ask yourself if it is worth doing”.
We know there are many people – scientists, farmers, communities, governments, universities and their students, private individuals and companies – who are working on great agroforestry projects.
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.
Remember: we want blogposts. We are not looking for dissertations, nor abstracts.
We are looking for inspiring stories, enticing enthusiasm about the current achievements and future potentials of agroforestry. We are looking for blogposts which are thrilling, and fun to read.
As the online community will judge your post, not only on the content, but also HOW it is presented, keep these simple tips on “How to write a good blogpost” in mind.
We want blogposts to showcase “Trees for Life”, illustrating the importance, and future potentials of agroforestry. We want to accelerate the impacts of agroforestry, and prove how agroforestry builds people’s livelihoods, increases the vitality of the landscape and how we can drive the adoption of large-scale innovations.
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.
The blogposts and pictures can be submitted as of now until COB February 5th 2014. But remember: the earlier you submit, the more online votes you will get.
The votes will be tallied at midnight on February 9th 2014.
Submissions and further inquiries: Please contact Peter Casier – p.casier(at)cgiar.org
We will acknowledge every blogpost submission by email.
All competition entries can be found on this page.
Image courtesy RSA Education