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17 Nov, 2015

The recent conference on bioenergy and development, organized by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the Institute for Advanced Development Studies (IASS Potsdam), brought together about 130...

17 Nov, 2015

Further exploration of sustainable tree-based bioenergy could help improve the lives and livelihoods of communities around the world. Furthermore, using trees for energy has a huge potential, as...

14 Nov, 2015

A farmers’ group in Kinangop has resorted to fodder trees as livestock feed saying they are more nutritious, cheaper and require minimum resources to grow. Justus Muchiri, a former Kenya Agricultural...

11 Nov, 2015

The rubber sector is highlighted in the AEC programme as a priority sector, yet how it is going to be integrated and its future seems to remain a grey area, says Angelica Buan. The ASEAN Economic...

19 Nov, 2015
Monocultural eucalyptus plantations around Virunga National Park in DRC. (Photo: Emilie Smith Dumont)

A new technical manual on agroforestry provides details on how to promote tree diversity, which can help conserve biodiversity and improve local livelihoods around Virunga National Park in DRC.

5 Nov, 2015

ICRAF and the government of Zambia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that commits them to at least another five years of partnership. 

4 Nov, 2015

Less than a month after the endorsement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the United Nations General Assembly and in view of COP21 of UNFCCC, the World...

1 Nov, 2015

Farmers in Nakuru county have been advised to practice organic farming in order to curb chemical related diseases and also reduces input cost.  Speaking in Naivasha on Saturday, Dr. Florent...

28 Oct, 2015

Global Landscapes Forum 2015 is expected to be the largest meeting on the sidelines of the Paris Climate Change Conference, COP21.

27 Oct, 2015

USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) soil scientist Jeff Herrick and colleagues recently released the first two of a suite of mobile phone apps that, once all are issued, will connect...

26 Oct, 2015

It’s official. The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have set the pathway for the next 15 years of development. Here at CGIAR, we have transformed our entire approach to ensure we...

24 Oct, 2015

TIME HAS COME for county governments to take advantage of Kenya’s commitment to use smart agricultural technologies, which is a way of increasing the sector’s productivity while at the same time...

23 Oct, 2015

A proposed law by the East African Legislative Assembly seeks to stop smuggling of forest products like timber and sandalwood across the region. The Bill provides regulations for management and...

27 Oct, 2015

A range of important global events, reports and meetings on food and nutrition have taken place this October.

20 Oct, 2015

One March morning on the island of Sulawesi, not long after Yerri Otoluwa was appointed acting head of Rumbia village, two men she didn’t know arrived on her doorstep. “Can I help you?” the 34-...

17 Oct, 2015

Deep inside Embu County lies a small village called Kianjokoma. The land here is fertile but densely populated. Most residents own small pieces of land  for subsistence farming. Years ago, rains...

16 Oct, 2015

“Get more milk, increase your productivity and the cost of production will definitely go down…the processors will come for milk from the dairy hub and there will be no need for you to worry about...

14 Oct, 2015

This may reduce country's dependence on imported fossil fuel to meet energy needs, say experts. With more than one lakh trained farmers and local stakeholders from across 2,039 of the total of 2...

12 Oct, 2015

When one mentions “deforestation” in Southeast Asia, oil palm usually comes to mind. However, a study published in Global Environmental Change shows that rubber plantations also play a significant...

11 Oct, 2015

What looks like a crazy idea could actually become a big winner. Just like what a lawyer-businessman did to a 60-hectare sugarcane plantation in Victorias City in Negros Occidental....

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