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30 Jun, 2017

Submit your proposal of a book chapter investigating opportunities and obstacles to scaling up climate-smart agriculture.

15 May, 2017

CGIAR has launched its new research portfolio, comprised of 11 Research Programs and 3 Platforms.

12 May, 2017

There is a lack of evidence of the effects of trees on reducing, or worsening, floods. Arguments continue about whether the research results that do exist from small-scale studies also apply at...

12 May, 2017

The success of the Smart Tree-Invest project’s farmers’ learning groups caught the eye of Indonesia’s Buol District Agricultural Office. They have now begun to fund and replicate the approach...

12 May, 2017

A recent paper “China’s fight to halt tree cover loss” carefully avoided the word ‘forest’ in its title.

5 May, 2017

The Agroforestry and Forestry in Sulawesi: Linking Knowledge with Action (AgFor Sulawesi) research in development project, which began in 2011, aimed to improve equitable and sustainable agroforestry...

5 May, 2017

China has invested more resources than any other country in reversing deforestation and planting trees. However, given the large scale of these programmes it has been difficult to quantify their...

27 Apr, 2017

Trees in, and around, rice fields help farmers’ become more resilient to climate change, improve their incomes and protect the environment. A new practical manual helps guide farmers in Southeast...

7 Apr, 2017

‘Sandalwood has played an important role in our traditional lives as Sumbanese’

24 Mar, 2017

We are only just beginning to realise how much life on earth depends on the partnership between fungi and forests.

20 Mar, 2017

The research paper Trees, forests and water: Cool insights for a hot world compiles older knowledge and new research findings pointing at the important effects of trees on helping to retain...

20 Mar, 2017

CIRAD and INRA, French-based agricultural research institutes, have been selected as hosts for the 4th World Congress on Agroforestry to be held in Montpellier, France, from 19 to 22nd...

14 Mar, 2017

On the occasion of the International Day of Forests (21 March) and World Water Day (22 March), the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) is hosting a virtual symposium on...

14 Mar, 2017

Ana Maria Paez-Valencia, gender specialist at the World Agroforesty Centre, talks about gender in agriculture and how women’s participation can be enhanced.

14 Mar, 2017

A monitoring system has the potential to help governments, research organizations and other groups detect changes in landscapes, such as deforestation and establishment of oil palm plantations.

8 Mar, 2017

This seminar will assess current trends in landscape investment, key challenges and innovations underway to address them. The discussion will draw on findings from surveys of 420 agricultural...

27 Feb, 2017

Papers are invited for a new book  documenting and analysing farmer innovations and best practices within shifting cultivation systems in the Asia-Pacific region.

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...