Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Ministers agree on need to protect and invest in Mekong forests and farms

Natural capital assets, such as forests and farmlands, are the basis for sustainable development in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and investment is needed to protect and enhance them.

Workshop recommends actions to foster good governance in forests

How to include meaningful governance issues in a post-2015 international arrangement on forests was the subject of a recent high-level workshop from 3 to 6 February 2015 in Interlaken, Switzerland.

The best technology for reducing emissions: Trees

Not surprisingly, researchers have concluded that trees are the most effective technology for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reversing global warming.

Viet Nam’s interest in macadamia on the rise

The growing popularity of macadamia trees among farmers in Viet Nam’s Central Highlands is the subject of an article in Bao Moi.

New fund will promote sustainable smallholder products to business

Danone and Mars Incorported have announced an investment fund that aims to help companies sustainably source materials from smallholder farmers.

Fodder trees helping to meet Africa’s demand for meat and dairy

Africa’s livestock producers are unable to meet the rapidly increasing demand for meat and dairy products. One major obstacle is access to feed of sufficient quality and quantity.

The farmers in Paraguay who want to grow trees not soy

An article on The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network looks at how some smallholder farmers in Paraguay are holding back against the spread of soy production and continuing

Agroforestry builds climate change resilience in Central America

Farmers in the El Trifinio region of Central America are diversifying into agroforestry to increase their resilience to drought.

Coffee prices high in Kenya but output still low

While there is optimism about current high prices for coffee in Kenya, the country’s output still remains low.

Punjab’s new research institute to promote agroforestry

In a move to encourage farmers in the Indian State of Punjab to diversify into agroforestry, the government is establishing a forest research institute.

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