Agroforestry News

Agroforestry News

Climate-proofing agriculture in Tanzania

Farmers in Tanzania need to be made aware of climate change threats and different mitigation options, and early warning systems are required, participants at a recent national workshop heard.

2014 Nobel Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi visited V4C project

The Vision for Change (V4C) team learnt with great pleasure that the children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi had been declared the 2014’s Nobel Peace prize winner.

India’s agroforestry policy paves the way for innovation

The many benefits of agroforestry and how India can capitalize on these through its National Agroforestry Policy is the subject of an article in The Hindu by Rita Sharma, Board Trustee

India needs a focus on urban agriculture to ensure food security

With World Food Day on 16 October 2014 focusing on family farming, an article in The Pioneer outlines how India needs to support family farming in urban centers.

Small-scale chocolate production may be the answer to decline in cocoa industry

The world is facing a chocolate shortage as global cocoa production declines, largely due to farmers not being paid fairly, says an article in Huffington Post.

Starbucks to sell Timor Leste coffee and boost local economy

The move by Starbucks to sell ‘single origin’ coffee sourced from Timor Leste in supermarkets is expected to help alleviate deforestation and contribute to growing the country’s economy.

Tree rings –nature’s history books – help to predict climate

The study of tree rings by the World Agroforestry Centre’s is providing vital information on past, present and future climatic conditions.

Agroforestry for the triple win in Asia

Integrating trees into food production can meet the triple challenge of increasing agricultural productivity, ensuring environmental stability and reducing the impacts of climate change.

Huge boost in agroforestry investment in Africa and Latin America

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved E 10 million investment in scalable replicable agroforestry projects in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

The power of girls

October 11 is International Day of the Girl aimed at recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

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