Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Climate-proofing in Samoa

Local communities in the South Pacific nation of Samoa are helping to protect 3 critical forest areas and reduce the impacts of climate change.

New report on the state of African agriculture

The 2014 African Agriculture Status Report strongly recommends farmers adopt climate-smart agriculture to adapt to climate change and build resilience.

Bold plans to increase tree cover in southern India

The southern Indian state of Telangana plans to boost its tree cover by nearly 8 per cent over the next 3 years.

African agroforestry systems produce a sustainable textile for European markets

Bark cloth sourced from the agroforestry systems of smallholder farmers in East Africa has been recognized as among the 10 most innovative materials developed in the world in 2013.

Private sector agroforestry model pays off for farmers in Laos

The work of a private company in Lao PDR to develop agroforestry plantations that actively engage local communities is the topic of a post on the blog of the

New climate-smart village for the Philippines

A climate-smart village is to be established in Guinayangan in the Philippines Province of Quezon, to demonstrate how a food-secure village can also sustain the environment.

Conserving indigenous plant resources for Africa’s future

Scientists in East Africa are embarking on a 5-year project to conserve indigenous plant genetic resources for improved food security across the region.

Trees to diversify and improve production in Rwanda

Rwanda is set to receive a boost in funds to improve land management, local livelihoods and climate resilience.

Breeding Africa’s neglected yet valuable ‘orphan’ crops

Africa’s iconic baobab tree will be first plant to be genetically mapped by the African Orphan Crops Consortium.

Inter-disciplinary support for climate-smart agriculture

The potential of climate-smart agriculture to help achieve food security, reduce poverty and create economic development while enhancing the resilience of natural and agricultural ecosystem functio

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