Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Success from mixed farming in Rwanda

To make it in agriculture, farmers need to change their mind-set and utilize every available resource, says Rwandan farmer, Bernard Rugira, in an article in the New Times.

Water issues critical in new climate deal

Climate negotiators are being urged to ensure water issues receive the attention they deserve in the new global climate agreement to be negotiated in December 2015 in Paris, France.

China and Haiti benefit from company’s commitment to trees

Footwear company Timberland is celebrating planting its 2 millionth tree in the Horqin Desert in inner Mongolia.

Unpacking climate governance in 4 films

A series of 4 short videos aim to ‘cut through the complexity’ and decipher the policies, acronyms and jargon of international climate governance.

Tell your climate story and head to Paris

Young journalists from developing countries are being encouraged to enter a global storytelling contest in the lead up the UN climate change talks in Paris.

Bats prefer coffee; in the shade

A study by researchers from the University of Leeds has found that wild bats are flourishing in shade-grown coffee farms in the Western Ghats of India, reports Take Part.

UN to establish new fund to tackle land degradation

During the Paris climate change talks in December 2015, the United Nations is set to announce a new fund aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from poor land management and improving food, ene

Food forests to supplement pastoralism in Kenya

Pastoralists in Samburu, northern Kenya, faced with hunger and malnutrition, are establishing ‘food forests’ to supplement their way of life.

Water-saving technologies transform agricutlure in arid region of Kenya

In an article in Farming First during World Water Week, enviornmental scientist, Hudson Shiraku, outlines how farmers in Machakos, Kenya are tackling frequent and prolonged droughts, exace

(DailyMonitor) How growing trees on the farm leads to food security

It is important to plant different tree species in crop lands because they contribute to higher productivity of crops and animals as well as the soil.

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