Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Forest policies affecting tree conservation in the Sahel

Forestry codes in the Sahel region of West Africa have a tremendous impact on how protected indigenous tree species are used and managed.

Building a business from agroforestry in PNG

Fast growing tree species in agroforestry systems are now helping to supply cooking fuel in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Bangladesh needs agroforestry

In Bangladesh, “the most effective way to reduce deforestation is through agroforestry,” says Syed Ajijur Rahman from the Center for International Forestry Research.

Resilience 2014 conference

The Resilience 2014 conference is hoping to encourage debate on the transformation, adaptation and development of societies in the face of change.

New platform aims to protect the world’s forests

A freely available and close to real-time deforestation alert and analysis system has been launched.

Agroforestry in Sri Lanka

The potential for agroforestry in Sri Lanka to prevent erosion and supply fuelwood has been highlighted in 2 articles in The Island, which follow a visit to the country by scientists from

Local species, biotechnology and more needed for food security in Africa

The domestication of local species may be a far more cost-effective strategy for ensuring food security than focusing purely on biotechnology, says Patrick Worms, a senior science policy advisor wi

Let’s value family farmers

The importance of the 500 million family farmers across the globe, not just in producing food, but safeguarding biodiversity and boosting local economies is highlighted through a blot post in the <

Link between nutrition and HIV

Poor nutrition may be accelerating the spread of HIV in Africa and could slow treatment and care for people living with AIDS.

Review of trees for food production and natural resource management

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is seeking ‘gray literature’ relating to how trees affect food production and natural resource management.

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