Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Coffee agroforestry tradition survives in Indonesia

Farmers on the Indonesian island of Flores have, for generations, practiced sustainable agroforestry, producing coffee while maintaining the forest.

Centre featured in list of global food organizations to watch

The World Agroforestry Centre is featured in Food Tank’s list of 101 organizations which are helping to create a better food system.

Plant breeders on a mission

Graduates from the African Plant Breeding Academy, who have now returned to their home countries, are on a mission: to grow more and better plants for their communities, reports an article on the <

Centre’s work among top water stories for 2014

With water being the ‘least on-track target’ of the Millennium Development Goals, an article in EcoBusiness looks at the top 5 water stories in 2014.

A role for agroforestry in addressing climate change impacts in India

“No-one, be it an individual, region or country can insulate itself from the impact of climate change that is taking place,” said Virendra Pal Singh, advisor to the World Agroforestry Centre’s Sout

Zimbabwe women cultivate a brighter future

Rural women in Nyanga, northeastern Zimbabwe are increasing their incomes through domesticating, cultivating and selling fruit and medicinal trees.

Chocolate to be more lucrative than drugs

Colombian farmers are being encouraged to grow cocoa for a new premium chocolate bar in place of illicit drugs.

A wrap-up of the Centre’s involvement in climate talks

Scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre hosted and participated in a range of events as part of the UN climate change talks (COP20) in Lima, Peru in December 2014.

Major study to identify value of trees in the landscape

An ambitious research initiative across 9 countries is seeking to identify exactly how trees contribute to a healthier and more sustainable environment.

Empowered women: a vital strategy to address climate change

Climate change is likely to exacerbate inequalities, especially for women in poor countries who directly depend on the natural environment, says an opinion piece in Inter Press Service New

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