Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Fuel grows on trees in India

Indian farmer, Mr. C. Rajasekaran is successfully powering an irrigation pump using oil from the seeds of Punnai trees (Calophyllum inophyllum) grown on his farm.

The link between forests and water needs greater recognition

Forests play a vital role in the hydrological cycle and in reducing water-related risks.

Designing better PES schemes

Making payments for ecosystem services (PES) schemes fairer and more inclusive for small scale farmers and local communities relies on practical solutions that benefit ecosystems and the local peop

Globally, agroforestry is on the rise

An overwhelming 43 per cent of the world’s agricultural land includes some form of agroforestry, according to a new study by the World Agroforestry Centre.

Combating drought in Brazil with trees and water storage

The semi-arid region of Brazil is experiencing its worst drought in decade; cattle are dying, the rivers are drying up and people are going hungry.

Better stoves and agroforestry to reduce Kenya’s timber consumption

Rural communities in Kenya are being assisted to introduce energy-efficient stoves and plant trees suitable for fuel and fodder in a bid to take pressure of the country’s forests.

The environmental value of agroforestry in agribusiness

A new study has shown how cultivating soybean and palm oil under agroforestry systems in Brazil has huge environmental value and provides diversified income to farmers.

Philippines agroforestry congress

Agroforestry has gained prominence in the Philippines in recent years for its potential to alleviate many of the country’s environmental and agricultural issues.

Coffee growing and conservation in Colombia

Conserving biodiversity and improving production is possible in coffee growing areas, as a new program in Colombia shows.

Boosting productivity in Zanzibar

Improved seed varieties and new farming practices are expected to help Zanzibar farmers improve their productivity and reduce rural poverty.

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