Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Trees and agroforestry integral to providing clean water for Kenya

Africa’s first water fund has been launched in Kenya with the aim of providing clean water to 9.3 million people through protecting the basin of the country’s longest river.

Sustainable farming in Zambia to create green entrepreneurs

Farmers in Chongwe, Zambia are reverting to traditional knowledge and ‘green farming’ to increase crop productivity and combat land degradation.

Africa learns from sustainable forest management in Brazil

A recent knowledge exchange has transferred lessons from Brazil to Ethiopia and Mozambique on harnessing forests sustainably for economic growth.

Women in sustainable trade

The International Trade Centre (ITC) believes there is a link between women's economic empowerment and sustainable and environmentally friendly trade.

New environment and forest research institute for Ethiopia

At a workshop to establish a new Environment and Forestry Research Institute in Ethiopia, participants heard about the need to promote indigenous trees, practice integrated land management and coor

Building resilience to disasters in agriculture

“How can we ensure food security in a world with ever more people, exposed to ever more intense and frequent hazards?” asks José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Orga

Gender forum suggests shift in focus away from land ownership issues

Expanding women’s entrepreneurial skills and building their capacities in microfinance and ICT will help empower women economically and take away their dependence on land, a recent forum has heard.

Building a sustainable açaí business

The story of how a sustainable supply chain for açaí berries was established in the Brazilian Amazon and a market for the product built in the US is featured in The Guardian’s sustainable business

Indigenous fruit trees can help address hidden hunger

The work of the World Agroforestry Centre in encouraging farmers to grow more indigenous trees is featured in an article on SciDev.Net.

Celebrating the efforts of women in combatting climate change

A new campaign video from Oxfam International highlights how women around the world who are raising the alarm about climate change, organizing their communities in response, challenging others to r

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