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Bihar State, India wants farmers to benefit from agroforestry

In a move to further boost agroforestry in the East Indian State of Bihar, foresters and forest guards are being trained in agroforestry, land management, nursery and plantation techniques.

Improved African crops will soon be available to fight malnutrition and hunger

Improved varieties of indigenous African species - Baobab, groundnuts, white sapota, custard apple, marula, African eggplant, drum stick, lablab beans, finger millet and the common bean – will soon

Leaving agriculture out of climate negotiations is a missed opportunity

A new climate deal is expected to be negotiated in Paris at the end of 2015 but currently there is no formal arrangement for addressing agriculture in the negotiations.

Soil must be treasured to sustain life

An article in The Guardian’s FAO Partner Zone looks at how soil – which may not be as visually striking as a green forest or appear as vital as fresh water – is just as important to sustai

Punjab calls for diversification, including into agroforestry

Chief Minister of the Indian State of Punjab, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, is calling on the Government of India to support the cultivation of alternative crops to paddy and wheat, reports Yes Punja

Agroforestry farmers in Thailand provide “inspiration and hope”

Farmers in Thailand who have resisted monoculture plantations and are instead practicing agroforestry are “providing inspiration and hope for other farmers, government and consumers,” says an artic

Ghana’s tree investment policy aims to create renewed interest in agroforestry

A new policy in Ghana is expected to restore half of Ghana’s degraded forests by 2050 and help mitigate climate change.

Former Centre scientist to head Africa Rice Center

Former Regional Director for World Agroforestry Centre’s West and Central Africa region, Dr Harold Roy-Macaule, has been appointed as the new head of the

Ministers agree on need to protect and invest in Mekong forests and farms

Natural capital assets, such as forests and farmlands, are the basis for sustainable development in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and investment is needed to protect and enhance them.

Workshop recommends actions to foster good governance in forests

How to include meaningful governance issues in a post-2015 international arrangement on forests was the subject of a recent high-level workshop from 3 to 6 February 2015 in Interlaken, Switzerland.

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