Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Protect soil biodiversity to protect our health

Improving land management to enhance biodiversity in soils will improve human health say researchers in new study published in Nature.

Getting climate smart in South Asia

South Asian nations are receiving training to build their capacity in climate-smart agriculture technologies, reports the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

Agriculture has to be part of new climate deal

Agriculture might be present in 80 per cent of country’s climate action plans but it is still not included in the draft text of the new global climate deal.

Policy brief reflects on a decade of REDD+

How lessons learned from a decade of REDD+ can be incorporated into a new climate agreement is the subject of a policy brief by the ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest margins at the World Agro

Leaders officially establish ASEAN Community

Leaders of the 10 member states have officially signed a declaration to establish the ASEAN Community.

Supporting conservation and livelihoods through ecosystem services

Scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre participated in the 8th Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) World Conference in Stellenbosch, South Africa from 9 to 13 November 2015.

Solar oven reduces wood reliance and proves lucrative in Kenya

An article in Reuters tells the story of a women’s group in Kilifi Country, Kenya which has made a successful business from selling cakes backed using a solar oven.

Case studies show agroecology at work in Africa

New work by the Oakland Institute shows the success of agroecology across Africa which it says counters claims that Africa needs more synthetic fertilizers and genetically modified crops to ensure

The need for integrated research

The problems associated with researchers working in isolation and the need for multi-disciplinary knowledge sharing is highlighted in an article The Herald, Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe’s farmers embrace climate-smart agriculture

More and more farmers in Zimbabwe are adopting climate-smart agriculture (CSA) amid increasing droughts and food

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