Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Case studies show results from sustainable intensification

“Food systems must be re-imagined to incorporate more sustainable practices,” says an article on the Can We Feed the World? blog of the Agriculture for Impact initiative.

Diversification and agroforestry bring hope to volcano farmers

Farming on the slopes of a volcano is a risky business, but a new model farm project is promoting diversification and agroforestry systems to improve food security and reduce poverty.

Agroforestry helps protect Sumatra’s forests and wildlife

Despite its global biodiversity value, the Leuser ecosystem of Sumatra remains under threat from deforestation, largely driven by subsistence agriculture.

Mexico’s indigenous farmers show how to sustain agriculture

An article in Yes Magazine looks at how indigenous farming practices in Mexico ensure high yields despite the challenges of marginal soils, steep slopes and harsh dry seasons.

Forests, Trees and Agroforestry 2014 Annual Report

The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) has launched its 2014 Annual Report.

Highlights of the year relating to work by the World Agroforestry Centre include:

Philippine journalists’ upskill on climate change

Journalists in the Philippines are receiving training to improve their understanding and reporting of climate change and related issues, report The Manila Times.

The value of integrated farming systems

An article in the Daily Nation puts forward the many benefits of integrated systems of agricultural production to better utilize resources and increase productivity and profitability.

African agriculture needs African solutions

African family farms need technology generated by African scientists in Africa to increase productivity, according to Dr Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in ch

Simpler, cheaper soil analysis is a win-win for all

Soil infrared spectroscopy offers farmers a fast, low-cost soil analysis technique, says an article in African Farming.

African ecosystem-based adaptation assembly established

A new African institution has been established to promote Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EBA) as a tool to address chronic food insecurity in Africa, while contributing to sustainable agricultural pro

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