Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Agroforestry embraced in Myanmar uplands

A new project is promoting agroforestry as a sustainable alternative to current farming practices in the uplands of Myanmar, reports the Go Kunming website.

Smallholder agriculture provides greater economic and environmental benefit

New research has found that small-scale farmers and producers of forest products can help rural economies grow and can help combat global problems such as deforestation and climate change.

Could the next superfood come from a southern African tree?

An article in Business Daily Live outlines how the use of products from southern Africa’s indigenous trees in medicinal and cosmetic products is attracting increasing global attention.

Changing the face of dairy in Tanzania

The untapped potential in milk production and consumption in Tanzania was discussed during a recent meeting of stakeholders to the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project, including project pa

How pistachio growing is gaining popularity in Uzbekistan

Pistachio trees, grown in agroforestry systems, are helping to restore degraded lands in Uzbekistan and provide significantly greater incomes to farmers.

SEED Awards honor enterprises making a difference

This year’s 27 SEED Award winners have been announced, recognizing businesses that bring social and environmental benefits to local communities, reports All Africa.

Analyzing the full cost of our food systems

An article on the Food Tank website looks at an initiative which aims to demonstrate the environmental and societal costs of cheap food.

World Forestry Congress focuses on sustainable future

The opening of the 14th World Forestry Congress (WFC XIV) on 7 September 2015, in Durban, South Africa sa

New report highlights achievements and challenges for forests in southern Africa

A new report by FAO provides a country-by-country analysis of the challenges facing the forestry sector in southern Africa, and highlights best practices.

Food security through environmental protection

Efforts by farmers and researchers to reduce the environmental footprint of agriculture are featured in an article in Food Tank.

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