On the occasion of the International Day of Forests (21 March) and World Water Day (22 March), the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) is hosting a virtual symposium on the linkages of forests, water and climate.
President Joko Widodo has bestowed the right to manage customary forests on nine indigenous communities, heralding the end of decades of uncertainty and the beginning of a new era of secure right to land.
In Peru, the Andes used to be home to biting poverty but are far more prosperous today. Their indigenous inhabitants benefited from land reform, and successive governments have invested in roads, municipalities and even sports grounds. Nevertheless, there is much to worry about.
“I planted Alnus acuminata through the project in November 2014. The trees are performing well and I hopes they will rehabilitate my land by controlling soil erosion, and I will benefit from bean stakes and biomass in the near future”.
“I am very proud of the project and that is why I don’t want it to just be about the activities and recommendations highlighted, but also about a learning and exploring opportunity for my family and I, before the Project comes to an end.
I am earning more through this project than I used to before. I now earn UGX 200,000 from each acre of beans in each harvesting period. I get an average annual income of UGX 3 million. My 6 children have never been sent home for lack of fees or study materials,
"I’m happy about these tree varieties introduced by the project because the farm yield has doubled from between 20-25kgs to 40-50kgs of climbing beans. This is enough to consume at home, sell at the local market and retain seeds for the next planting season”
The laboratory builds on over ten years of development by ICRAF of infrared spectroscopy techniques for rapid soil and plant analysis and their application to large area surveillance of land health...
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a CGIAR Consortium Research Centre. ICRAF’s headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, with six regional offices located in Cameroon, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Peru. ICRAF generates science-based knowledge about the diverse benefits - both direct and indirect - of agroforestry, or trees in farming systems and agricultural landscapes, and disseminates this knowledge to develop policy options and promote practices that improve livelihoods and benefit the environment.