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Land policies need to empower African farmers not take their land away

A new development vocabulary in Africa “veils an attempt to institutionalize land grabs by foreign investors at the expense of local communities and farmers,” says an article on the website of the

Forest gardens: a thriving tradition

Forest gardening – the practice of planting trees, herbs and vegetables in an agroforestry system – is an ancient tradition with modern relevance, says an article in the Financial Times.

Nigeria gets behind Great Green Wall

An article in This Day reports on Nigerian Government’s commitment to the Great Green Wall initiative that may provide the basis for a sustainable green economy.

India to establish Bio-ethanol plant

India is set to establish Asia’s first bio-ethanol refinery which it is hoped will tackle soil fertility and other environmental problems associated with burning paddy straw.

Centre involved in climate dialogue for Asia-Pacific

A recent dialogue event for the Asia-Pacific region has highlighted the need for scientists, policy makers and practitioners to better work together on climate change, minimizing risks and building

Encouraging farmers to adopt integrated soil fertility management

Despite the many advantages of integrated soil fertility management, adoption rates in sub-Saharan Africa are among the lowest in the world, according to an article on the blog of the Internati

Hunger and malnutrition can be eliminated through agroforestry

An article on the website of the Lugar Center argues that hunger and malnutrition can be beaten by 2030 through better linking agriculture and nutrition, especially with agroforestry.

Trees maintain Sumatran village

The introduction of strict community forest rules is helping to make use of abandoned land in West Sumatra, Indonesia and encouraging young people to stay on the land.

Nigerians asked to support Great Green Wall

Nigerians have been called on to support the Great Green Wall initiative to combat desertification in the north of the country, reports an article in the Daily Trust, Nigeria.

Centre’s biofuel program gains momentum in India

Local communities in the Hassan District of Karnataka State, India have received small-scale oil-producing machines as part of the World Agroforestry Centre’s Programme for the Development of Alter

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