Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Replacing slash-and-burn with agroforestry in Nicaragua

Through combining traditional knowledge with sustainable land management, farmers in Nicaragua are maintaining crop productivity for longer.

African agriculture has stagnated

“Africa must leverage agro-biodiversity and ecological principles such as agroforestry to build resilience and harness natural capital,” writes Alex O Awiti, director of the East African Institute

Better fruit trees for Malawi

To boost the quality of locally-grown fruit trees in Malawi, the World Agroforestry Centre is training nursery operators in nursery management, registration and certification.

Women and wildlife focus for Africa Environment Day

The role of women in sustainable natural resource management and the fight against wildlife crime are major themes of this year’s Africa Environment Day, reports Standard Digital.

Conference discusses systems approach to tackling hunger

A conference from 3-6 March 2015 in Ibadan, Nigeria is discussing how integrated systems research offers solutions to tackling poverty, hunger and environmental degradation as part of global effort

Help beat famine in Southern Africa

The Southern Africa Beating Famine Conference, being held from 14-17 April 2015 in Lilongwe, Malawi, offers an opportunity to engage with a wide array of development organizations involved in promo

Seed policy needed to boost agroforestry productivity in Malawi

Lack of a seed policy in Malawi may be hampering efforts in agroforestry, explains an article in Blantyre Newspapers Online.

Hope for our food systems

An article on the Food Tank website profiles 101 stories of hope, innovation and success in creating a better food system.

Farming charcoal trees in Kenya

Planting trees specifically for charcoal production can provide Kenyan farmers with lucrative income as well as prevent forest destruction, says an article in the Daily Nation.

Coffee agroforestry – a win-win for birds and farmers

The importance of coffee agroforestry systems in providing habitat for birds is highlighted in an article in The Conversation.

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