Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

There’s no one way to feed the world

“Food and philosophy don’t mix,” says Tamar Haspel in an opinion piece in the Columbia Daily Tribune which looks at different approaches to production, from modern conventional agriculture

Kenyan tea factory switches to cleaner, greener briquettes

The Makomboki Tea Factory in Kenya is using briquettes, made from biomass byproducts, in its drying process, which will ‘save’ 60,000 trees each year.

Ugandan and Australian farmers share agroforestry experiences

Ugandan farmer, Jimmy Musiime has been learning about agroforestry the ‘Australian way’ through a visit to the Victorian Otway Ranges.

Towards a greener India

The Government of India has issued a press release outlining several measures it has initiated to increase forest and tree cover in the country.

Push for climate-smart agriculture in East Africa

Uganda’s Agriculture Minister, Tress Bucyanayandi, has called for greater training for farmers in climate-smart agriculture practices, such as agroforestry, water harvesting and mulching in order t

New archive established for postgraduate dissertations

Postgraduate theses and dissertations can now be archived and made freely available to researchers.

Study of tree rings provides historical climate data

In an interview with SciDev.Net, the World Agroforestry Centre’s Aster Gebrekirstos explains how the study of tree rings – dendrochronology – is helping scientists study climate patterns i

Transitioning to sustainable coffee in Columbia

Work is underway to “help transform the coffee landscape in Colombia,” reports an article on the website of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).

Can ecosystem-based adaptation bring about a paradigm shift in African agriculture?

The 2nd Africa Ecosystem-based Adaptation for Food Security Conference is being held in Nairobi, Kenya from 30 to 31 July 2015 supported by the World Agroforestry Centre.

Punjab on a green mission

Punjab plans to provide all government institutions and villages in the Indian State with 40 lakh (4 million) saplings free of charge as part of its ongoing ‘green drive’, report The Pioneer

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