Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Combating drought in Brazil with trees and water storage

The semi-arid region of Brazil is experiencing its worst drought in decade; cattle are dying, the rivers are drying up and people are going hungry.

Better stoves and agroforestry to reduce Kenya’s timber consumption

Rural communities in Kenya are being assisted to introduce energy-efficient stoves and plant trees suitable for fuel and fodder in a bid to take pressure of the country’s forests.

The environmental value of agroforestry in agribusiness

A new study has shown how cultivating soybean and palm oil under agroforestry systems in Brazil has huge environmental value and provides diversified income to farmers.

Philippines agroforestry congress

Agroforestry has gained prominence in the Philippines in recent years for its potential to alleviate many of the country’s environmental and agricultural issues.

Coffee growing and conservation in Colombia

Conserving biodiversity and improving production is possible in coffee growing areas, as a new program in Colombia shows.

Boosting productivity in Zanzibar

Improved seed varieties and new farming practices are expected to help Zanzibar farmers improve their productivity and reduce rural poverty.

France provides trees for arid areas in Kenya

A community reforestation program in arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya is expected to transform the lives of farming communities.

Mars pledges to source sustainable palm oil

Mars Inc. has made a commitment to source only legally produced palm oil that does not come from areas of high conservation value or areas with high carbon stocks, such as tropical rainforests.

Trees and bees revitalize Ethiopian highlands

CNN has produced 3 short documentaries about the environmental transformation which has occurred in the region of Tigray in the northern highlands of Ethiopia, and how beekeeping is benefitting loc

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.

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