Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Better livelihoods through tree nursery training in The Gambia

Farmers in the Lower Badibou District of the North Bank Region, The Gambia, have been receiving training in tree nursery management as part of a project to promote agroforestry.

Protecting forests, shea and livelihoods in Burkina Faso

A tree nursery in Cassou, southern Burkina Faso, is helping women to remain self-sufficient as well as restoring native forest, reports an article on the website of the Thomson Reuters Foundati

Superior fruit trees in the Philippines

Central Luzon State University is seeking to establish a permanent and large-scale source of planting materials of high-value fruit trees, reports The Philippine Star.

Greenpeace report pushes for ecological farming in Africa

A new report by Greenpeace demonstrates how ecological farming practices, such as agroforestry, water harvesting and organic farming, can provide substantial financial benefits to small-scale farme

Young speakers being sought for Forestry Congress

Young, passionate and inspiring speakers are being sought to make a TEDx-style presentation during a special event as part of the

Transforming the role of the smallholder

“Why are smallholder farmers so poor,” asks Hugh Locke, Cofounder and president of the Smallholder Farmers Alliance, in an article in The Guardian.

Dashboard of data to help Pacific communities build climate resilience

Researchers are developing a ‘dashboard’ to give Pacific Island communities better access to information that can help build the resilience of agriculture and forestry to climate change.

Success stories in sustainable agriculture

An article in The Guardian features initiatives that demonstrate “increasing yield and the incomes of the poorest and most vulnerable does not need to come at the expense of the planet”.

Unless we act on soils, food security is threatened

A new study warns that soil erosion could endanger humanity’s ability to feed itself if nothing is done, reports SciDev.Net.

Underutilized species of the Asia-Pacific region

The first ever inventory of underutilized species and less known food plants in the Asia-Pacific Region has been released by Bioversity International.

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