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Agroforestry News

Greater attention must be paid to analyzing soil quality in Kenya

Soil fertility in Kenya is in crisis according to a new study showing that more than 95 per cent of smallholder farms have severe depletion of essential soil nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorous and po

Study on reducing smallholder farming emissions

Scientists are working with farmers in Kenya to help them sustainably manage their land in ways that maximize efficiency, increase income and help mitigate climate change.

Trees a necessity for future of Lower Mekong

A new working paper by scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre investigates how agroforestry systems and non-forest trees could support ecosystem services in the Lower Mekong Basin.

Making PES fair

Payments for ecosystem services can promote healthier ecosystems and fairer deals for smallholders, but who will pay for these schemes, asks an article in EcoBusiness.

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?

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