China’s growing economy is driving a commodities boom in Africa, especially in forest management and logging enterprise as well as timber and other forest products.
Protected areas alone are not enough to conserve biodiversity, so forestry and agriculture must play a role.
The newly launched ‘Haiti Forest’ initiative promises to develop sustainable agroforestry on 10,000 hectares of land promised by the Haitian Ministries of Agriculture and Environment.
The contraints to women participating in smallholder carbon and climate-smart activities are addressed in a new policy brief published by the World Agroforestry Centre.
The loss of wild animals through hunting in Lambir Hills National Park, Malaysia is slowly killing off the forest, according to an article in Science AAAS News.
In its February newswatch bulletin, National Geographic draws attention to research by the World Agroforestry Centre into rising temperature on the Tibetan plateau that are affecting grasslands.
Amid the trouble in Mali, villagers in the south are benefitting from a booming trade in gums that are harvesting from trees that grow wild across the African Sahel.
A major problem for the Maasai people of East Africa is accessing water for themselves and their livestock.
Ageing coffee trees in Vietnam are set to be replaced with subsidies provided to the Western Highlands Agriculture & Forestry Science Institute (WASI) by Nestle.
In Tanzania, millions of hectares of trees and natural woodlands have been restored through the Shinyanga Soil Conservation Programme.