Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Columbian cattle ranchers benefit from agroforestry

Integrating trees with cattle is increasing production, reducing the amount of land needed for farming and decreasing fertilizer use in Columbia.

Agroforestry transformation inspiration for winning film

The story of a Peruvian farmer who has switched from slash and burn agriculture to practicing agroforestry and protecting the forest has won this year’s UN Forum on Forests Short Film Festival.

Global food system needs an overhaul

Current food systems that fail poor countries need to be reformed, says Olivier De Schutter, the UN special rapporteur on the right to food in his final report.

Agroforestry a win-win for reforestation and agriculture

How agroforestry can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation while also providing livelihood benefits to farmers in Africa is the subject of an article in Current Opinion in Envi

India paves the way for private sector involvement in agroforestry

Greater private sector involvement is expected to result from India’s new agroforestry policy combined with measures to treat agroforestry as a priority in corporate social responsibility programs.

Havana to host major agroforestry gathering

Forestry, coffee and cocoa will be under the spotlight in Havana, Cuba in April 2015 when 3 major events converge.

Trees for fodder under climate change: new paper

A new working paper by scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre examines the role of tree fodder in livestock systems and the growing of fodder for diversification in East Africa.

Family farms can nourish the world

Coinciding with the International Year of Family Farming, Food Tank has launched a report showing how family farms are “developing effective ways to address global food security, increase

Conservation farming in Zambia set to scale up

An 11 million Euro project in Zambia will see conservation farming improved and scaled-up to increase crop production in various parts of the country.

Agroforestry needed for a green revolution in Africa

Agroforestry remains an orphan in Africa, yet it is badly needed if the continent is to achieve a green revolution.

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