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20 Feb, 2017

In Peru, the Andes used to be home to biting poverty but are far more prosperous today. Their indigenous inhabitants benefited from land reform, and successive governments have invested in roads,...

20 Feb, 2017

President Joko Widodo has bestowed the right to manage customary forests on nine indigenous communities, heralding the end of decades of uncertainty and the beginning of a new era of secure right to...

8 Feb, 2017

A new publication offers researchers guidelines on how best to engage with marginalized, ethnic-minority farming communities in the Greater Mekong region, so that research innovations reach and...

8 Feb, 2017

A baseline survey unravels farmers’ information needs in Rwanda, and sets the stage for testing the practical value of climate information in farmers’ decision-making.

8 Feb, 2017

As countries shift from mitigation commitments to action in the 2016 climate change negotiations and beyond, many countries are unable to plan for emissions reductions in agriculture due to...

9 Jan, 2017
Invitations for Expressions of Interest for Hosting World Congress on Agroforestry in 2019 (WCA2019)

The Selection Committee for the World Congress on Agroforestry invites Expressions of Interest from countries and organizations to host the 2019 World Congress on Agroforestry (WCA).  

11 Jan, 2017

The Agroforestry Species Switchboard is a “one-stop-shop” to retrieve data about a particular plant species across a wide range of information sources. Its objective is to provide information that...

2 Dec, 2016

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal number 7 on energy requires ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030.

2 Dec, 2016

Partnerships with the private sector cut across these types as they may involve funding, collaboration in cutting-edge science and the use of research outputs.

2 Dec, 2016

Farmers in Central Viet Nam are learning how black pepper can help their agroforests and homegardens be more resilient to climate change.

21 Nov, 2016

Trees in forests and on agricultural landscapes are central to climate change mitigation and adaptation, and to delivering on the Paris Agreement. And they are central to delivering vital livelihood...

17 Nov, 2016

African countries have conveyed an urgent need to strengthen climate technology transfer to help implement their Nationally Determined Contributions. The Climate Technology Transfer Centre and...

17 Nov, 2016

It’s been less than two years since we started planting avocado seedlings in Lemo woreda and apples in Sinana, Debre Birhan and Maychew.Our avocado in Lemo woreda is amazingly giving fruits with...

11 Nov, 2016

The private and public sectors got together in Jakarta this week to launch the commercially innovative Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF). This enterprising initiative, exceeding USD 1.1...

11 Nov, 2016

To ensure sustainable livelihoods, smallholders need to progress from “farming to live” to “farming to make a living”, with a strong link to viable markets.

11 Nov, 2016

It’s a tall order solving the myriad developmental challenges in North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where years of conflict have caused so much human suffering and...

25 Oct, 2016

Healing 100 million hectares of degraded and deforested land in Africa will bring countless benefits: fresh air and water, food and energy —the very stuff of survival.

25 Oct, 2016

Visitors from all over Indonesia flock to small villages in Southeast Sulawesi that have found ways to increase their profits while reducing environmental impact. The villagers are keen to share...

25 Oct, 2016

Community forestry is now an established, well-understood discipline, and agroforestry is now almost universally accepted as an important part of the solution to sustainable smallholder farming, but...

14 Oct, 2016

Concluding five years of AgFor, a multilateral project aimed at promoting agroforestry practices in Indonesia’s exotic Sulawesi region, participating farmers are now starting enterprises to process...

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