Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Centre partners on flood-based farming project

A new grant will extend work on flood-based farming systems in Yemen, Pakistan, Sudan and Ethiopia to improve rural growth.

Managed forestry in Indonesia keeps the system in balance

The traditional ‘dahas’ or managed forestry practice in West Kalimantan, Indonesia is helping to preserve the forest.

It’s the year of soil

The International Year of Soils in 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of the many important roles of soil.

Coffee agroforestry tradition survives in Indonesia

Farmers on the Indonesian island of Flores have, for generations, practiced sustainable agroforestry, producing coffee while maintaining the forest.

Centre featured in list of global food organizations to watch

The World Agroforestry Centre is featured in Food Tank’s list of 101 organizations which are helping to create a better food system.

Plant breeders on a mission

Graduates from the African Plant Breeding Academy, who have now returned to their home countries, are on a mission: to grow more and better plants for their communities, reports an article on the <

Centre’s work among top water stories for 2014

With water being the ‘least on-track target’ of the Millennium Development Goals, an article in EcoBusiness looks at the top 5 water stories in 2014.

A role for agroforestry in addressing climate change impacts in India

“No-one, be it an individual, region or country can insulate itself from the impact of climate change that is taking place,” said Virendra Pal Singh, advisor to the World Agroforestry Centre’s Sout

Zimbabwe women cultivate a brighter future

Rural women in Nyanga, northeastern Zimbabwe are increasing their incomes through domesticating, cultivating and selling fruit and medicinal trees.

Chocolate to be more lucrative than drugs

Colombian farmers are being encouraged to grow cocoa for a new premium chocolate bar in place of illicit drugs.

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