Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

The best technology for reducing emissions: Trees

Not surprisingly, researchers have concluded that trees are the most effective technology for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reversing global warming.

Viet Nam’s interest in macadamia on the rise

The growing popularity of macadamia trees among farmers in Viet Nam’s Central Highlands is the subject of an article in Bao Moi.

New fund will promote sustainable smallholder products to business

Danone and Mars Incorported have announced an investment fund that aims to help companies sustainably source materials from smallholder farmers.

Fodder trees helping to meet Africa’s demand for meat and dairy

Africa’s livestock producers are unable to meet the rapidly increasing demand for meat and dairy products. One major obstacle is access to feed of sufficient quality and quantity.

The farmers in Paraguay who want to grow trees not soy

An article on The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network looks at how some smallholder farmers in Paraguay are holding back against the spread of soy production and continuing

Agroforestry builds climate change resilience in Central America

Farmers in the El Trifinio region of Central America are diversifying into agroforestry to increase their resilience to drought.

Coffee prices high in Kenya but output still low

While there is optimism about current high prices for coffee in Kenya, the country’s output still remains low.

Punjab’s new research institute to promote agroforestry

In a move to encourage farmers in the Indian State of Punjab to diversify into agroforestry, the government is establishing a forest research institute.

Land policies need to empower African farmers not take their land away

A new development vocabulary in Africa “veils an attempt to institutionalize land grabs by foreign investors at the expense of local communities and farmers,” says an article on the website of the

Forest gardens: a thriving tradition

Forest gardening – the practice of planting trees, herbs and vegetables in an agroforestry system – is an ancient tradition with modern relevance, says an article in the Financial Times.

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