Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

African plant breeders progress with training

Plant breeders across Africa are sharpening their skills in the use of new technologies and current approaches, thanks to training provided by the African Plant Breeding Academy.

Revitalizing the Kihamba agroforestry system in Tanzania

Among the successes in climate-smart agriculture highlighted in a recent FAO report is the revitalization of the 800 year old Kihamba agroforestry system on the southern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro

Integrated policies to reflect the diversity of Africa’s landscapes

To meet food security and development goals while protecting its natural resource base, Africa urgently needs an integrated landscapes approach to policy making.

Climate-smart agriculture: a new paradigm for the 21st century

Likening the choices before farmers to address climate change to the choices in radio stations on a long car journey, an article on Food Tank outlines how climate-smart agriculture can get

How to fund integrated landscape management

Integrated landscape management in Africa needs funding that goes beyond the life of a project.

Policy reform needed to promote conservation in Uganda

A recent meeting in Kampala heard how Uganda’s environmental policies are conflicting and preventing effective biodiversity conservation.

Good and bad landscape management in Kenya

Kenya may be a leader in landscape scale integrated management, but challenges remain, says an article on the blog of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature initiative.

Action needed to create climate resilient landscapes in Africa

“The time for dialogue is over. Now what we need is action, and action, and nothing but action.”

Achieving sustainability in agriculture

The role of trees on farms in boosting production is highlighted in an article in Africa Green Media summarizing comments from a live chat about the future of sustainable agriculture.

Farmers in Nepal look to alternatives amid changing monsoon patterns

Changes to monsoon rain patterns in South Asia, such as longer dry spells and shorter sudden heavy showers, are driving farmers in Nepal to look to alternatives such as agroforestry.

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