Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

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

Call to restore upland agroforestry post Typhoon Yolanda

In an article in The Inquirer about the possible need for food aid to victims of Typhoon Yolanda to extend until the next rice planting season, comes a call for funding to help rebuild agr

Ugandan pastoralists diversify into agroforestry

A change in traditional practices among pastoralists in Uganda is paying off as they venture into agroforestry, mixed farming, bee keeping and other forms of agriculture.

Market led solutions in climate smart agriculture

Creating ‘climate-smart territories’ – places where ecosystem services are maintained, human wellbeing is improved and mitigation and adaptation optimized – is the subject of a post on the blog of

Focus on indigenous fruits in the Philippines

The cultivation and commercialization of indigenous fruit trees is being promoted in the province of Apayao in the Philippines to help alleviate poverty.

Dairy program in East Africa to expand

The highly successful East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project is set to expand thanks to a grant of $25.5 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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