Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Countries urged to follow India’s lead on agroforestry policy

As the World Congress on Agroforestry wrapped up last week, a joint communique was developed calling on governments and policy makers to prioritize the promotion of agroforestry by formulating nati

Improved collaboration needed in agroforestry

Agroforestry researchers need to work better with governments, farmers and development partners, according to Shri Krishna Byre Gowda, Minister of Agriculture in Karnataka State in South West India

Efforts to save the Mara River

Communities in the Mara River basin are banding together to improve water quantity and quality through measures such as agroforestry, reforestation and alternative livelihood options.

Sustainable agriculture project in Kenya earns carbon credits

A sustainable agriculture project in Kenya has not only been the first of its kind to earn carbon credits, it is also increasing crop yields.

Tree cover and nutrition closely linked

Research by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) shows that children living in areas of Africa with heavy tree cover tend to have more nutritious diets.

Ethiopian farmers embark on agroforestry

Farmer field schools in Ethiopia are helping to introduce commercial tree enterprises that benefit communities and the environment.

Congress will highlight agroforestry benefits to South Asia

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, is set to open the World Congress on Agroforestry2014, demonstrating the importance the country places on trees on farms and in the landscape to bolst

Names announced of 100 African ‘orphan crops’ to be sequenced

The names of 100 African crop species whose genomes will be sequenced, assembled and annotated through the African Orphan Crops Consortium have been announced.

Centre launches new effort in the drylands of Ethiopia

Dryland communities in Ethiopia will benefit from a new project aimed at moving from subsistence farming to sustainable rural development through increased food and water security and better access

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