Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Indonesian village chooses timber trees over oil palm

Residents of the village of Rumbia in Sulawesi, Indonesia are standing firm and opting not to plant oil palm, despite repeated advances over many years from companies and pressure from local govern

Centre and Indonesia to cooperate on bioenergy

A recent forum held in Bali, Indonesia has resulted in the signing of an agreement between the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the World Agroforestry Centre to further research on sust

Trees and diversified farming brings benefits in Kenya

An article in the Standard shows how Kenyan farmers are benefiting from diversity on their farms.

Indian State leads the way on biofuels

The ‘Hassan Rural Biofuel Model’ is spreading fast in India, reducing the dependence on imported fossil fuels to meet energy needs.

Evidence for higher yields and mitigation through sustainable agriculture

Consistently higher crops yields have been found using sustainable agriculture practices versus conventional practices, reports an article on the website of the Chicago Council on Global Affair

Agroforestry requires an integrated approach in India

“India has the most progressive agroforestry policy in the world,’’ said Tony Simons, Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre.

Centre participates in global event for social good

Each year the Social Good Summit includes events across the globe which examine the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world.

Businesses taking responsibility for deforestation

The pro-active role of business in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and shaping the COP21 Paris climate talks, especially in relation to deforestation, is highlighted in an article on

Will evictions from protected areas harm Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa sector?

The dramatic rise in cocoa production in Côte d’Ivoire has had a negative effect on the environment, in particular destruction of native forests.

Documentary shows agroforestry success in Haiti

Footwear company, Timberland, has launched a documentary profiling its work in Haiti with the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) to create a large-scale, self-sustaining agroforestry program owned

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