Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

A wrap-up of the Centre’s involvement in climate talks

Scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre hosted and participated in a range of events as part of the UN climate change talks (COP20) in Lima, Peru in December 2014.

Major study to identify value of trees in the landscape

An ambitious research initiative across 9 countries is seeking to identify exactly how trees contribute to a healthier and more sustainable environment.

Empowered women: a vital strategy to address climate change

Climate change is likely to exacerbate inequalities, especially for women in poor countries who directly depend on the natural environment, says an opinion piece in Inter Press Service New

Building Africa’s capacity to breed nutritious crops

The graduation of the first group of 23 researchers from the African Plant Breeding Academy will help develop the capacity of local scientists in producing plants that can improve food security and

Focus on water, food and energy ahead of cutting emissions

With attention turning to a new climate protocol that will be decided on in Paris in 2015, an article on Live Science suggests the developing world needs to focus more on solutions that ad

Training African plant breeders to improve food security and nutrition

The African Plant Breeding Academy has graduated its first group of plant breeders; a major step forward in helping to increase food security and eliminate malnutrition and stunting among Africa’s

We're all accountable for sustainable and climate resilient landscapes

“The greatest hope for climate adaptation and sustainable development is to acknowledge what we share, and from that vantage point hold each other accountable,” says an article on the Food Tank

Peru’s coffee farmers among those who need support to cope with climate change

Fairtrade is calling for governments and international actors involved in the agricultural sector to give greater support to farmers in addressing climate change.

Need to recognize family farmers in the fight against climate change

The important role of family farmers in mitigating, adapting, and even reversing climate change needs to be considered in the UN climate change talks, says an article on the website of the Glob

Workshop discusses how biofuels affect food security

The real impact of biofuels on food security and food prices were discussed during a recent workshop, reports an article on the Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) website.

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