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Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

India needs a focus on urban agriculture to ensure food security

With World Food Day on 16 October 2014 focusing on family farming, an article in The Pioneer outlines how India needs to support family farming in urban centers.

Small-scale chocolate production may be the answer to decline in cocoa industry

The world is facing a chocolate shortage as global cocoa production declines, largely due to farmers not being paid fairly, says an article in Huffington Post.

Starbucks to sell Timor Leste coffee and boost local economy

The move by Starbucks to sell ‘single origin’ coffee sourced from Timor Leste in supermarkets is expected to help alleviate deforestation and contribute to growing the country’s economy.

Tree rings –nature’s history books – help to predict climate

The study of tree rings by the World Agroforestry Centre’s is providing vital information on past, present and future climatic conditions.

Agroforestry for the triple win in Asia

Integrating trees into food production can meet the triple challenge of increasing agricultural productivity, ensuring environmental stability and reducing the impacts of climate change.

Huge boost in agroforestry investment in Africa and Latin America

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved E 10 million investment in scalable replicable agroforestry projects in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

The power of girls

October 11 is International Day of the Girl aimed at recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

Agroforestry boosting milk production in western Kenya

For Wilson Mosbei, a dairy farmer in Nandi Country, western Kenya, climate-smart agriculture is paying off, in terms of milk production, food security and additional income.

Agroforestry for adaptation in Thailand

By modifying traditional farming practices and incorporating agroforestry, villagers in northern Thailand have managed to prevent landslides and ensure a supply of food for their community.

New climate-smart agriculture network for East Africa

Creating a climate-smart agriculture network for East Africa that will strengthen the livelihoods and food security of millions of farmers was the goal of a 3-day dialogue held in Nairobi, Kenya.

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