Eight Latin American countries have announced an initiative to restore 20 million hectares of degraded forest and farmland, reports Reuters.
The declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Soils by the United Nations aims to highlight the importance of soil health to food security.
“When the climate changes, the farmers will at least have some food to eat if they have agroforests,” says Mr Kim Soben, from the Royal University of Agriculture in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Researchers from India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka are benefiting from specialized training in research methods relating to agroforestry.
The theme for this year’s Tree Planting Day in Rwanda is ‘Enhancing climate change resilience through agroforestry’.
Sub-Saharan countries will need to “double their investment in agricultural research and development if ambitious United Nations and African Union targets are to be achieved,” according to a new re
Providing the right kind of information and support will be critical to increasing the uptake of agroforestry in Rwanda.
Can large-scale land initiatives fulfill their promises?
Farmers in Zambia are being encouraged to plant trees such as Musanga and Moringa in their fields to provide a range of benefits.
In its new Innovate Africa program, Al Jazeera English has profiled work at the World Agroforestry Centre to sequence the genomes of lesser-known food crops in Africa.