Speaker's Profile

Jianchu Xu

Jianchu Xu is the regional coordinator of World Agroforestry Center, East and Central Asia, as well as professor at the Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences; former Head of Water and Hazards at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu; and former Director of the Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge, an NGO based in southwest China working with indigenous people for cultural survival, forest management, community livelihood and water governance. 

He got Ph.D in agronomy from the China Agricultural University. He currently serves as board member of the International Association for Ecology and Health. Xu is a crazy Chinese with great interest in plants, trees, and soil management related matters. He has stuck his nose into rivers, mountains, and forests all over the east and central region. He is a keen traveller and researcher with an impressive reference list.