Plant breeders across Africa are sharpening their skills in the use of new technologies and current approaches, thanks to training provided by the African Plant Breeding Academy.
Among the successes in climate-smart agriculture highlighted in a recent FAO report is the revitalization of the 800 year old Kihamba agroforestry system on the southern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro
To meet food security and development goals while protecting its natural resource base, Africa urgently needs an integrated landscapes approach to policy making.
Likening the choices before farmers to address climate change to the choices in radio stations on a long car journey, an article on Food Tank outlines how climate-smart agriculture can get
Integrated landscape management in Africa needs funding that goes beyond the life of a project.
A recent meeting in Kampala heard how Uganda’s environmental policies are conflicting and preventing effective biodiversity conservation.
Kenya may be a leader in landscape scale integrated management, but challenges remain, says an article on the blog of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature initiative.
“The time for dialogue is over. Now what we need is action, and action, and nothing but action.”
The role of trees on farms in boosting production is highlighted in an article in Africa Green Media summarizing comments from a live chat about the future of sustainable agriculture.
Changes to monsoon rain patterns in South Asia, such as longer dry spells and shorter sudden heavy showers, are driving farmers in Nepal to look to alternatives such as agroforestry.