Agroforestry News

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Nespresso progresses its agroforestry plan

One year into its sustainability strategy labelled ‘The Positive Cup’, Nespresso says it has made significant progress towards improving the lives of thousands of coffee farmers.

ICRAF at Our Common Future Under Climate Change, 7-10 July, France

Researchers from the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) will be part of some 2000 scientists and policy makers gathered at the International Scientific Conference,

Congo Basin Forest Partnership discusses future commitments

An article on the website of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) reports on the recent meeting of Partners of the

2015s biggest climate science conference

The year’s most important climate science conference, being held in Paris, France from 7-10 July 2015, will address key issues concerning climate change in the broader context of global change.

Turning a weed into biofuel

The Croton tree (Croton megalocarpus) is abundant in fields and villages in East Africa but the nuts it p

Towards greater agroforestry adoption in Central Asia

A new working paper discusses how the adoption of agroforestry for ecosystem and livelihood improvement can be enhanced in Central Asian countries.

New climate adaptation project for West Africa

The World Agroforestry Centre will lead a new USD 2 million project in West Africa aimed at helping smallholder farmers adapt to climate change.

Preserving traditional medicine knowledge in the Amazon

The indigenous Matsés peoples of Brazil and Peru have created a 500-page encyclopedia of their traditional medicinal knowledge to keep their traditions alive.

Montpellier Declaration calls for action on land degradation

The interlinkages between global warming, land degradation and climate change could result in “a spiral of negative chain effects" on ecosystem services and livelihoods, says a new declaration.

Study shows benefits of agroforestry outweigh costs

Economic valuations of sustainable land management practices in Jordan, Mali and Sudan have found that in all cases, benefits outweigh management and implementation costs.

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