Agroforestry News

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Punjab to expand agroforestry program

A major agroforestry program in the Indian State of Punjab is being boosted with 9 million clonal Eucalyptus seedlings to be distributed free to interested farmers.

Soil Week and how agroforestry can reverse degradation

Global Soil Week, held from 19-23 April 2015, provided an opportunity to raise the profile of “the forgotten resource – soil” on the global

Photo-film highlights soil research in Tanzania

The importance of soil and its preservation is the subject of a photo-film, titled: The Ground Beneath Your Feet launched by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) during

Equator Prize 2015: Focus on climate action

Nominations are now open for the Equator Prize 2015 which will honor 20 outstanding local and indigenous community initiatives that are reducing poverty, protecting nature and strengthening resilie

Webinar on Maya Nut

Maya Nut and efforts to find a balance between people, food and forests is the subject of an upcoming webinar by Erika Vohman, Executive Director of the Maya Nut Institute.

Keeping Wangari Maathai’s vision alive

Earth Day – held on 22 April each year – provides an opportunity to celebrate and build on the vision created by Wangari Maathai, writes David Kayondo in an article on the website, Next Billion

Wrap-up of Beating Famine conference for Southern Africa

A summary of the recently concluded Beating Famine Southern Africa Conference has been posted on the website of the International Institu

Expansion of rubber plantations threatens biodiversity in Southeast Asia

Protected forests in Southeast Asia are threatened by the world’s growing demand for rubber tyres, according to new research from the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Angl

Garrity on a brighter future for Malawi

Dennis Garrity, Senior Fellow at the World Agroforestry Centre and UN Drylands Ambassador, discusses farmer-managed natural regeneration (FMNR) and solutions to climate-proofing agriculture during

Fertilizer tree, Gliricidia, takes root in Zambia

Farmers in Zambia are reducing their dependence on chemical fertilizers by growing the leguminous tree, Gliricidia, alongside crops.

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