IV ITLA Terraced Landscapes World Congress, La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain
The IV ITLA Terraced Landscapes World Congress, to be held in March 2019, is an international event that will involve the meeting of local peoples, heirs of peasant cultures (agricultural land owners, farmers, agricultural technicians, local development organizers, agro-industrial entrepreneurs, etc …) with professionals and scientists from many fields (architects, geographers, agronomic engineers, economists, anthropologists, etc …) and places in the world. Among the aims is to diagnose the states of conservation of the landscapes and make proposals and action plans for the development of the terraced areas around the world, as a clear bet for their future.
Focusing especially on Macaronesia as an outermost island area, this will be a unique opportunity to share the vision of various experts on the subject, to which will be added the experiences of various fieldworks that will take place during the congress itself in the Canary Islands, Madeira and Azores, with a special interest in the Spanish island of La Gomera, the main venue of the Congress.
This Congress is a necessary continuation of a series of World Congresses that began in November 2010 when experts from different disciplines and knowledge areas from 17 countries around the world participated in the I Terraced Landscapes World Congress, held in Mengzi, in the Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China.