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Costa Rica leading on PES

Payments for environmental services (PES), especially in tropical regions, need to be recognized as an important tool for conservation and sustainable use of forests and other natural resources and

Congress declares to spread conservation agriculture benefits across Africa

A declaration by the First African Congress on Conservation Agriculture calls for national and international support to upscale conservation agriculture as a climate smart technology to reach at le

Complexity in agriculture needed to address climate change

Diversifying and adding trees to farming systems may help mitigate the impact of climate change and improve food production.

Agroforestry receives a boost in Jamaica

Reforestation and agroforestry projects in Jamaica will receive $30 million in funding over the next year to enhance biodiversity conservation in the Stephney-John’s Vale Forest Reserve.

Investment in agriculture needed now in battle against climate change

Investment in agricultural innovation is vital to combatting increased food prices, food shortages and declining agricultural production predicted to result from climate change and which could lead

Agroforestry best source of biochar to stimulate plant growth

A new study shows that biochar in soil strongly stimulates plant growth, and agroforestry systems are the best possible source of material that can be converted to biochar.

Building strong cocoa communities

Communities in Côte d’Ivoire are not just benefitting from improved cocoa production as part of Mars Inc.’s Vision for Change program, they are also receiving assistance to build and remodel school

Climate change puts Philippines at great risk

The Philippines is one of the nations most at risk from severe weather events and shifting ecosystems which could exacerbate poverty, food shortages and disease, and slow economic growth.

CGIAR and partners respond to climate change report

Identifying actions around the world that can help farmers adapt to climate change and help deliver a more food-secure and prosperous world has been the focus of a meeting in London in response to

Beware of ‘wonder crops’

A new study by scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre warns that the introduction of new crops without tried and tested evidence about their viability could be counter-productive.

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