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Online Short Course: Tropical Forest Restoration & Agroforestry


Online Short Course:
Tropical forest restoration & agroforestry
October 17 - November 22, 2022
Registration fee: $500 USD*

Registration and payment deadline: October 1, 2022 - deadline extended until October 10, 2022!

Explore strategies to strengthen the resilience of tropical landscapes by restoring trees, forests, and ecosystem services. This online course combines basic concepts of forest restoration and agroforestry with inspiring examples of restoration in practice from around the world. Learn how to plan, implement, and manage restoration and agroforestry systems as part of a broader effort to restore tropical forest landscapes.

Download the course flyer for more information.

The course includes contributions from speakers worldwide and offers opportunities to interact with ELTI's staff, partners, and network of global environmental leaders. Expand your knowledge and build your practical skills to apply the course concepts to your own social and environmental contexts.

Past participants of ELTI online and field courses are eligible for an alumni discount. Group discounts available. Contact us for more information.

*We are able to deliver this course at a subsidized rate due to the generous support of Arcadia,
a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.



Each week, you can learn at your own pace via videos, readings, discussion forums, and other online materials. Come together to exchange experiences and connect with ELTI facilitators and guest speakers during weekly live sessions. At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Live discussion sessions will tentatively be scheduled from 9:00-10:15am Eastern Standard Time each Tuesday during the course.

Thematic Modules:

  • Week 1:  Ecological principles and the context for forest and landscape restoration
  • Week 2:  Sociocultural and political aspects of restoration
  • Week 3:  Effective forest restoration practices and approaches
  • Week 4: Agroforestry and on-farm restoration strategies
  • Week 5: Silvopastoral systems in the context of forest landscape restoration

Optional project: Participants who wish to apply the concepts learned in the course to a real situation can develop an optional project. Participants who pursue this option submit a project document at the end of the course and receive personalized instructor feedback to improve their projects.