Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Soil underpins the health of food

The 1st Annual Food Tank Summit will be held from 21-22 January 2015 in Washington D.C.

Graduates to breed better local crops

“These scientists can now make quicker decisions about plant breeding, leading to higher nutrient content,” said Howard-Yana Shapiro, chief agricultural officer with Mars Incorporated in a an artic

Realising the benefits of the Moringa tree

The Moringa Tree, which is native to parts of Africa and Asia, is said to prevent many different diseases.

Businesses opt for agroforestry investment over carbon offsets

Companies are beginning to embrace the practice of ‘insetting’, that is, embedding sustainability activities, such as agroforestry, directly into their supply chains.

New book highlights strategies to help Philippines deal with climate change

A new book recommends approaches that will help the Philippines to mitigate, and adapt to, climate change, reports Business Week Mindanao.

Restoring health to soils

With 2015 designated as the UN International Year of Soils and the spotlight on the importance of soil to food security and ecosystems, an article in The Scotsman looks at projects in Senegal and B

Centre partners on flood-based farming project

A new grant will extend work on flood-based farming systems in Yemen, Pakistan, Sudan and Ethiopia to improve rural growth.

Managed forestry in Indonesia keeps the system in balance

The traditional ‘dahas’ or managed forestry practice in West Kalimantan, Indonesia is helping to preserve the forest.

It’s the year of soil

The International Year of Soils in 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of the many important roles of soil.

Coffee agroforestry tradition survives in Indonesia

Farmers on the Indonesian island of Flores have, for generations, practiced sustainable agroforestry, producing coffee while maintaining the forest.

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