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Solutions not debates key to future of agriculture in Africa

Instead of focusing on arguments about the Green Revolution or genetically modified crops, Africa needs solutions to boosting productivity, says an article in the Independent Online.

Can agroforestry help coffee farmers cope with climate change?

The future for coffee production looks bleak, writes Alessandro Craparo, an International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Research Fellow at University of the Witwatersrand in an article i

The world is reducing hunger through sustainable farming

A new UN report shows that the majority of countries have achieved the Millennium Development Goal of halving malnutrition, and success has come from protecting and empowering smallholder growers n

Agriculture and forestry crossover in the Philippines

An article in the Sun Star, Philippines discusses how attitudes towards tree planting in agriculture systems have changed since the mid 1990s.

Gambia takes a stand on reducing emissions

Gambia, one of the world’s least polluting nations, is setting the bar high.

Agroforestry gives Indian farmers higher profits

Farmers in India who grow Eucalyptus and Poplar trees alongside traditional crops have been shown to increase their net profits by 2.5 to 3 times within 7 years.

Organic fertilizers – including human waste – can improve soil fertility in drylands

Soil fertility not water is the main constraint in crop production in the drylands, says an article in Kenya’s Daily Nation, explaining how many farmers can utilize livestock manure and ag

Project to improve coastal landscape management in Ghana

Coastal districts in the Western Region of Ghana are set to benefit from a US $3.3 million US-funded project aimed at strengthening capacity for low emissions development through improved coastal f

What would it take to make agriculture sustainable in Mozambique?

Large-scale investments are often considered a major driver of agricultural growth in food insecure countries, but these do not always result in sustainable farming practices and may not benefit sm

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