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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.

Can Prunus africana be sustainably harvested?

The African cherry (Prunus africana) is in high demand from international markets, in particular because of its use as a remedy for prostate disorders.

Even more to benefit from carbon project in Kenya

Farmers in Kisumu and Kitale in western Kenya - who became the first to Africans to earn carbon credits as a result of adapting farming practices to sequester more carbon in the soil – will now ben

Plight of Nepal’s rural women discussed at Congress

Rural women in Nepal have been forced to take full responsibility for farming while men seek to earn income elsewhere.

Greater attention must be paid to analyzing soil quality in Kenya

Soil fertility in Kenya is in crisis according to a new study showing that more than 95 per cent of smallholder farms have severe depletion of essential soil nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorous and po

Study on reducing smallholder farming emissions

Scientists are working with farmers in Kenya to help them sustainably manage their land in ways that maximize efficiency, increase income and help mitigate climate change.

Trees a necessity for future of Lower Mekong

A new working paper by scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre investigates how agroforestry systems and non-forest trees could support ecosystem services in the Lower Mekong Basin.

Making PES fair

Payments for ecosystem services can promote healthier ecosystems and fairer deals for smallholders, but who will pay for these schemes, asks an article in EcoBusiness.

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