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Sustainable agriculture in Africa needs investment

“Now more than ever, innovative research on sustainable agriculture is crucial to Africa’s well-being,” says a post on the blog of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature initiative.

Agroforestry can stop land degradation

Participants at a global event to mark the World Day to Combat Desertification (17 June 2014) have heard how simple and affordable techniques, such as agroforestry, can stop land degradation.

The fight against land degradation

“Land degradation is emerging as one of the major global environmental issues of our time,” writes Gustavo A B da Fonseca from the Global Environment Facility in the Huffington Post on the

Developed countries need to be more active in combatting degradation

On 17 June, the World Day to Combat Desertification, developed countries are being encouraged to take a more active role in combatting land degradation and desertification.

Nestle shares experience in increasing smallholder productivity

Nutrition, water and rural development.

Reconciling power imbalances to manage landscapes

“Landscape governance must include processes that reconcile the needs of a variety of actors connected to a landscape and build an equitable system of decision-making among them,” says a post on th

Alpine meadows retracting with climate change

Research is showing that climate change is converting alpine meadows to shrub-dominated ecosystems with alpine plants migrating further up mountains in search of cooler temperatures and new habitat

Volunteer farmer trainers fill extension officer gap

With a declining number of extension officers in Kenya, a study by the World Agroforestry Centre shows how volunteer farmers can successfully train others without being paid for their services.

Charcoal and firewood in Kenya: new publications

Two new technical briefs by the World Agroforestry Centre and the Stockholm Environment Institute analyze charcoal and firewood use i

Youth active in promoting tree foods

An article on the Food Tank website explains how youth in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa are taking the lead in studying how trees outside forests (including in urban areas) can improve food

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