Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Improving the scientist’s policy pitch

Researchers and communicators had the opportunity to pitch policy recommendations to a panel during the recent Land

Can trees on farms sustain India’s paper industry?

While the paper industry in India now sources more wood from farmers than from forests, it is still demanding access to forest resources, reports Down to Earth website.

Philippine coffee farmers to be rewarded for conservation

A US company will trial a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) scheme in the Philippines that will reward coffee farmers for conserving biodiversity, soil and water resources and sequestering carbo

Stakeholder engagement on landscapes must be for the long-term

Close to 200 participants recently met at the World Agroforestry Centre headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya to “take stock of the continent's landscapes, and plan ahead on how their preservation can imp

Giving farmers climate information when and how they need it

Providing farmers with timely climate information can mean the difference between a plentiful harvest or significant crop losses.

With help, communities will mitigate climate change

Communities in Brazil and Indonesia would be willing to help mitigate climate change if they received assistance, according to research by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

Sustainable agriculture and its obstacles

An article on the DevEx website explores issues surrounding the challenge of meeting the world’s increasing demand for food sustainably and amid changes in climate.

Promising news for forests and trees in India

Tree cover in India has increased over the past 2 years, much of this from outside forest areas, according to the India State of Forest Report 2013.

Trees for food security in Uganda

Ugandan farmers are hoping for prosperity from trees under a new agroforestry project funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

Declining coffee production in Kenya

Young farmers in Kenya are “losing their patience” with coffee and venturing into other enterprises or moving to cities, according to a study by scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre.

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