Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Building resilience to disasters in agriculture

“How can we ensure food security in a world with ever more people, exposed to ever more intense and frequent hazards?” asks José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Orga

Gender forum suggests shift in focus away from land ownership issues

Expanding women’s entrepreneurial skills and building their capacities in microfinance and ICT will help empower women economically and take away their dependence on land, a recent forum has heard.

Building a sustainable açaí business

The story of how a sustainable supply chain for açaí berries was established in the Brazilian Amazon and a market for the product built in the US is featured in The Guardian’s sustainable business

Indigenous fruit trees can help address hidden hunger

The work of the World Agroforestry Centre in encouraging farmers to grow more indigenous trees is featured in an article on SciDev.Net.

Celebrating the efforts of women in combatting climate change

A new campaign video from Oxfam International highlights how women around the world who are raising the alarm about climate change, organizing their communities in response, challenging others to r

Tackling environmental and development challenges in Africa with climate-smart agriculture

A climate-smart agriculture transformation is needed across Africa to meet the challenges of climate change, food insecurity, malnutrition, poverty and environmental degradation, reports an article

Replacing slash-and-burn with agroforestry in Nicaragua

Through combining traditional knowledge with sustainable land management, farmers in Nicaragua are maintaining crop productivity for longer.

African agriculture has stagnated

“Africa must leverage agro-biodiversity and ecological principles such as agroforestry to build resilience and harness natural capital,” writes Alex O Awiti, director of the East African Institute

Better fruit trees for Malawi

To boost the quality of locally-grown fruit trees in Malawi, the World Agroforestry Centre is training nursery operators in nursery management, registration and certification.

Women and wildlife focus for Africa Environment Day

The role of women in sustainable natural resource management and the fight against wildlife crime are major themes of this year’s Africa Environment Day, reports Standard Digital.

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