Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Combatting erosion with profitable agroforestry

Gully erosion in the west of Uganda has driven farmers to practice agroforestry which is not only holding the soil but also proving profitable.

Booming rubber industry in China threatens environment

China’s US $30 billion rubber industry, fueled by the demand for car tires, is seeing once-forested areas converted to vast rubber plantations.

Kenya’s tree growers want greater recognition

Kenya needs to shift its efforts away from government-owned forests to increasing agroforestry and commercial tree farming to help meet the country’s energy needs.

Let’s not put Carbon ahead of livelihoods and food security

How can agroforestry systems be scaled-up and intensified without losing their benefits, especially to food security and nutrition?

Indian biofuel model attracts international attention

An article in the New Indian Express reports that scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre plan to visit the state of Karnataka in the south west of India during the National Conferen

Food security relies on engaging youth in farming

We might have the technology and even the finance needed to ensure global food security, but how can this be achieved if youth are not interested in a future of farming?

New food production models needed in Africa

Agriculture in Africa, which supports more than 70 percent of the continent’s one billion people and provides 67 per cent of jobs, is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

Soil carbon must not be overlooked in climate change mitigation

A new study has shown just how much carbon is stored globally in soils, and how important this is to climate change mitigation.

New briefs on agroforestry in degraded areas and in home gardens

The Stockholm Environment Institute has released 2 new briefs looking at the role of agroforestry in restoring degraded lands while providing livelihood benefits, and how agroforestry in h

Rebuilding with agroforestry after Haiyan

On the Philippine island of Panay, reforestation efforts are underway focusing on indigenous tree and plant species with root systems that can withstand mudslides and future typhoons.

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