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Vietnam aims to improve coffee processing and marketing

Chinese news agency, Xinhua, reports that Vietnam is one of the world’s largest coffee exporters and production increased 14 fold between 1990 and 2013.

Achieving food and nutritional security through family farming

With the International Year of Family Farming taking place in 2013, renowned Indian agricultural scientist, M S Swaminathan looks at what is needed to support these most important of producers in a

Diversity in cocoa systems generates higher returns

Diversifying production could help farmers in West and Central Africa increase the value of their cocoa agroforestry systems.

Sustaining forests, sustaining people: IUFRO Congress

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), of which the World Agroforestry Centre is a member, will hold its 24th World Congress from 5 to 11 October 2014 in Salt Lake City,

Nurturing trees in Mali

Agroforestry is helping farmers in Mali increase their resilience to the impacts of drought and climate change and providing them with a range of products.

Huge potential for Shea in Nigeria

Nigeria is home to a wide range of plant species with medicinal value, but the potential of many of these is yet to be unearthed, reports an article in Punch.

Village autonomy will help in managing Indonesian landscapes

Watershed areas are the most appropriate landscape units to manage natural resources, writes Edi Purwanto, Director of Tropenbos International’s Indonesia Program in an article in the Jakarta P

African leaders will invest in agriculture to end hunger by 2025

African leaders have agreed to end hunger and cut poverty in half by 2025 by signing the Malabo Declaration during a meeting of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government.

Summit to discuss food security in Asia Pacific

The imminent food security crisis in the Asia Pacific region will be the focus of a summit to be attended by representatives from over 300 governments, UN and intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, deve

Rejuvenating agroforestry in the Pacific

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has plans to “re-ignite” agroforestry across the Pacific, according to an interview on ABC radio Australia.

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