Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

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.

Could apples replace tobacco in Malawi?

The apple industry is steadily growing in Malawi, particularly in the hilly areas of Mphompha in Rumphi district in the north of the country, according to an article in BNL Times.

The wonderful neem tree

The hardy and multipurpose neem tree holds tremendous potential in sustainable farming systems across the world.

Costa Rica’s women take action to reforest

An increasing number of women’s groups in rural Costa Rica are involved in tree planting and agroforestry initiatives to combat deforestation and land use changes.

Moringa tree gaining popularity in Ethiopia

Increasing interest in the health benefits of Moringa is likely to see a boost in production in Ethiopia.

Climate change adaptation strategies are lacking

A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) outlines the lack of climate change adaptation strategies being implemented in both developed and developing countries.

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