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October 9, 2018
Refining honey production through investing in bee houses

  Farmers in Uganda are learning new ways of managing their bees,...

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Refining honey production through investing in bee houses   Farmers in Uganda are learning new ways of managing their bees, avoiding conflict and making more money thanks to the help of an ‘innovation platform’   “When we decided to build a bee house, fellow community members... The post Refining honey production through investing in bee houses appeared first on Agroforestry World.

October 5, 2018
Planting trees on a stony hill: a story with pictures

Researchers in Indonesia have produced an illustrated book to help...

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Planting trees on a stony hill: a story with pictures Researchers in Indonesia have produced an illustrated book to help farmers better understand research results   The illustrated story book, Menanam pohon di bukit batu (Planting trees on a stony hill), was produced to help spread knowledge of... The post Planting trees on a stony hill: a story with pictures appeared first on Agroforestry World.

October 3, 2018
Refugees and the environment: the case of Arua

Saving lives happens in emergencies but also over the long term....

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Refugees and the environment: the case of Arua Saving lives happens in emergencies but also over the long term. Researchers are calling for sustainable environmental management to better support refugees and host communities alike   Although very often safety comes first in the choice of places... The post Refugees and the environment: the case of Arua appeared first on Agroforestry World.

October 3, 2018
Can strengthening women’s influence in land-use decisions lead to a...

Over the last two decades in Latin America, cultural norms and laws...

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Can strengthening women’s influence in land-use decisions lead to a greater adoption of cocoa agroforests? Over the last two decades in Latin America, cultural norms and laws have become more inclusive of gender equity; women have taken more prominent roles in society and women’s legal rights have been strengthened. The post Can strengthening women’s influence in land-use decisions lead to a greater adoption of cocoa agroforests? appeared first on Agroforestry World.

October 3, 2018
Can Strengthening Women’s Influence in Land Use Decisions Lead to a...

Over the last two decades in Latin America, cultural norms and laws...

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Can Strengthening Women’s Influence in Land Use Decisions Lead to a Greater Adoption of Cocoa Agroforests? Over the last two decades in Latin America, cultural norms and laws have become more inclusive of gender equity; women have taken more prominent roles in society and women’s legal rights have been strengthened. The post Can Strengthening Women’s Influence in Land Use Decisions Lead to a Greater Adoption of Cocoa Agroforests? appeared first on Agroforestry World.

October 1, 2018
Free community labour: critical to Ethiopia’s drive to restore land and...

  Farmers and pastoralists have contributed countless hours of labour...

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Free community labour: critical to Ethiopia’s drive to restore land and improve livelihoods   Farmers and pastoralists have contributed countless hours of labour across Ethiopia’s vast and varied landscapes through an under-recognized program   By Emily Sigman*   Farmers and pastoralists in Ethiopia have provided huge amounts of time and labour,... The post Free community labour: critical to Ethiopia’s drive to restore land and improve livelihoods appeared first on Agroforestry World.

September 28, 2018
Priorities for Green Climate Fund identified by the Philippines

  Almost 400 initiatives were consolidated from government agencies to...

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Priorities for Green Climate Fund identified by the Philippines   Almost 400 initiatives were consolidated from government agencies to create the focus areas that will compose the Green Climate Fund Country Program of the Philippines   The Green Climate Fund is a billion-dollar global platform that invests... The post Priorities for Green Climate Fund identified by the Philippines appeared first on Agroforestry World.

September 26, 2018
Strengthening agricultural research in Kenya

    High-level conference prioritizes research to transform...

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Strengthening agricultural research in Kenya     High-level conference prioritizes research to transform the country’s agriculture The Inaugural High Panel Conference on Agricultural Research in Kenya took place at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) on 13 September 2018. The conference brought together people... The post Strengthening agricultural research in Kenya appeared first on Agroforestry World.

September 25, 2018
Land restoration in Africa builds momentum

Hundreds of delegates from across Africa and the world met recently at...

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Land restoration in Africa builds momentum Hundreds of delegates from across Africa and the world met recently at the Global Landscapes Forum in Nairobi, intent on working together to help restore land. During 29–30 August 2018, delegates from governments, donor agencies, development organizations, research... The post Land restoration in Africa builds momentum appeared first on Agroforestry World.

September 18, 2018
Fostering public-private partnerships to enhance smallholders’...

  The Upper Tana Nairobi Water Fund was showcased as a proven...

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Fostering public-private partnerships to enhance smallholders’ resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa   The Upper Tana Nairobi Water Fund was showcased as a proven public-private partnership at the African Green Revolution Forum 2018     By Jonky Tenou   The African Green Revolution Forum was the biggest held on the... The post Fostering public-private partnerships to enhance smallholders’ resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa appeared first on Agroforestry World.

September 18, 2018
Fostering Public-Private Partnership to enhance small holder resilience...

By Jonky Tenou The Africa Green Revolution Forum – AGRF2018...

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Fostering Public-Private Partnership to enhance small holder resilience in Sub-Sahara Africa By Jonky Tenou The Africa Green Revolution Forum – AGRF2018 – is the biggest forum on the continent. It brings together 2,800 participants and is held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 5th to 8th September 2018. The AGRF2018 served... The post Fostering Public-Private Partnership to enhance small holder resilience in Sub-Sahara Africa appeared first on Agroforestry World.

September 18, 2018
Landcare - Adding value and inspiring change in the Mount Elgon region...

By Jason Alexandra, Alexandra & Associates Pty LtdIn mid-August...

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September 14, 2018
Why keep Africa’s dryland forests alive?

Small holder farmers from 6,000 Malian households have restored 320...

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Why keep Africa’s dryland forests alive? Small holder farmers from 6,000 Malian households have restored 320 hectares of land through a combination of on-farm natural tree regeneration, water harvesting, moisture retention technologies, improved soil filtration, and enhanced soil humus. This is just one of... The post Why keep Africa’s dryland forests alive? appeared first on Agroforestry World.

September 10, 2018
“We started as a hungry nation” but trees on farms are now key

  Interview with Secretary Chhabilendra Roul of the Indian Council...

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“We started as a hungry nation” but trees on farms are now key   Interview with Secretary Chhabilendra Roul of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the powerhouse which coordinates research and education in 98 national institutes, 14 national research centres, including India’s Central Agroforestry Research Institute, and 73 agricultural universities.... The post “We started as a hungry nation” but trees on farms are now key appeared first on Agroforestry World.

September 9, 2018
El bosque es un aliado no un enemigo: ¿pueden las chacras peruanas...

Un nuevo proyecto en Perú se ha propuesto superar las barreras que...

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El bosque es un aliado no un enemigo: ¿pueden las chacras peruanas apoyar la biodiversidad? Un nuevo proyecto en Perú se ha propuesto superar las barreras que impiden cultivar más árboles en chacras, proteger la biodiversidad y ayudar al país a cumplir con las contribuciones nacionalmente determinadas para reducir las emisiones de gases...

September 7, 2018
The forest is an ally not an enemy: can Peruvian farms support...

A new project in Peru is setting out to overcome barriers to growing...

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The forest is an ally not an enemy: can Peruvian farms support biodiversity? A new project in Peru is setting out to overcome barriers to growing more trees on farms, to protect biodiversity and help the country meet its nationally determined contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions Peru has more than...

September 6, 2018
Weather forecasts for all: Improving access to weather information for...

by Kathlee Freeman (CCAFS) The post Weather forecasts for all:...

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Weather forecasts for all: Improving access to weather information for women and ethnic minorities by Kathlee Freeman (CCAFS) The post Weather forecasts for all: Improving access to weather information for women and ethnic minorities appeared first on the website of CCAFS. A project in My Loi climate-smart village helps women and ethnic...

September 5, 2018
Beyond selfies: African youth vow to restore the continent’s landscapes

Exuding awesomeness but also vulnerability, youth are primed to spark...

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Beyond selfies: African youth vow to restore the continent’s landscapes Exuding awesomeness but also vulnerability, youth are primed to spark restoration of Africa’s degrading landscapes On 27-28 August, over 60 youth from a dozen African countries gathered at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). Aged 18-35, they ranged from...

September 3, 2018
Indonesia looking to protect biodiversity through trees on farms

Representatives from government and non-governmental organizations are...

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Indonesia looking to protect biodiversity through trees on farms Representatives from government and non-governmental organizations are working together to ensure that growing more trees on agricultural land will increase protection of biodiversity as well as farmers’ livelihoods   In the province of West Kalimantan in Indonesia, an...

August 29, 2018
ICRAF Scientists engage with youth ahead of the Global Landscape Forum...

ICRAF scientists engage in the Knowledge Marketplace as part of the ‘...

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August 28, 2018
Options for trees on farms in Kalimantan, Indonesia

  Researchers are exploring existing systems that mix trees with...

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Options for trees on farms in Kalimantan, Indonesia   Researchers are exploring existing systems that mix trees with rice, oil palm and other species on both mineral and peat soils so as to understand how farmers can increase biodiversity Growing more trees on agricultural land can... The post Options for trees on farms in Kalimantan, Indonesia appeared first on Agroforestry World.

August 27, 2018
We need a revolution in land management, says ICRAF’s Tony Simons

This blog was first published on the website of Landscape News NAIROBI...

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We need a revolution in land management, says ICRAF’s Tony Simons This blog was first published on the website of Landscape News NAIROBI (Landscape News) — Tony Simons is director general of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), which is based in Nairobi. At this year’s Global Landscapes Forum in... The post We need a revolution in land management, says ICRAF’s Tony Simons appeared first on Agroforestry World.

August 15, 2018
Lessons from Kenya on how to restore degraded land

The state of the earth’s biodiversity – the world’s variety of living...

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Lessons from Kenya on how to restore degraded land The state of the earth’s biodiversity – the world’s variety of living organisms – is in crisis. About one third of the world’s land has been severely degraded from its natural state. Some of the worst forms of... The post Lessons from Kenya on how to restore degraded land appeared first on Agroforestry World.

August 14, 2018
How soil scientists can do a better job of making their research useful

Scientists must remember that farmers are focused on the best return...

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How soil scientists can do a better job of making their research useful Scientists must remember that farmers are focused on the best return from their inputs with little risk as possible. Dominic Chavez/World Bank/Flickr Soil is a vital part of the natural environment. It supports the growth of plants, is... The post How soil scientists can do a better job of making their research useful appeared first on Agroforestry World.

August 14, 2018
Monitoring Land Restoration Options on Farms in eastern Kenya: Trees on...

Land restoration and avoiding further degradation can be a key pathway...

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