Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Will property rights be incentive enough for Zambian farmers to practice agroforestry?

Simple agroforestry techniques have been shown to boost crop yields and provide additional food and income to farmers in Zambia, so why aren’t more adopting them?

Agroforestry is helping increase India’s tree cover

India's tree cover has increased by about 5,000 square kilometres in the past 2 years; around 1,300 km2 of which is on non-forest land, reports The Telegraph.

Trees for climate change resilience and mitigation in Kenya

To help farmers plant the right trees in the right place, the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is breeding tree species suitable for arid and semi-arid areas, reports News Ghana.<

Indonesian paper companies pledge millions to support agroforestry and rehabilitation

Two of Indonesia’s biggest pulp and paper companies have pledged to increase efforts to restore the country’s peatlands, conserve forests and promote deforestation-free livelihood opportunities.

Plan to make Costa Rican coffee carbon neutral

How Costa Rica plans to make its coffee sector carbon neutral by 2021 is the subject of an article in Daily Coffee News.

Bhutan leads the way with climate pledge

The most “far-reaching climate promise” to the UN climate talks in Paris has come from the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, reports an article in The Guardian.

Explaining how REDD works for indigenous people

Because of the growing role that indigenous people play in REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), the international non-profit organization, Forest Trends has publis

Agroforestry hailed as answer to Nigeria’s economic crisis

“The way to go if we really want to come out of the economic crisis is through agroforestry,” said Ibikunle Amosun, Governor of the Nigerian State of Ogun at the UN climate change conference in Par

What does the Paris Climate Agreement mean for food and farming?

A global agreement has been reached at the climate talks in Paris which aims to limit the increase in global average temperatures to “well below 2 degrees C”, but what does this mean for food and f

New report shows true cost of agriculture

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) initiative has launched an

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