The WOCAT (World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies) Share Fair and 15th Annual WOCAT Workshop and Steering Meeting, Kyrgyz Republic, 21-27 June, 2011

Date: 18 June 2011

The WOCAT Share Fair on Sharing Sustainable Land Management Knowledge to Respond to Global and Local Issues (Bishkek, 21 to 23 June, 2011)  brought together donors and institutions active in Central Asia and beyond to create synergies, strengthen collaboration and harmonize activities between different stakeholders.

Participants then traveled to Naryn for the 15th Annual WOCAT Workshop and Steering Meeting, where they addressed climate change adaptation and mitigation; pasture and grazing land management; and new WOCAT modules.

The events were jointly hosted by Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) and partners, the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South and the global WOCAT management (Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern; Food and Agriculture Organization; and the International Soil Reference and Information Centre) and secretariat.