Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

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.

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.

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