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August 13, 2018
Presentation on livelihood trajectory models at the CGIAR PIM Workshop...

On the 28th July 2018, Mary Crossland, a PhD student from Bangor...

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August 9, 2018
Prioritizing enablers for effective community forestry in Cameroon

Cameroon, in its Law 94/01 of 1994 on Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries...

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August 9, 2018
From farm to fork: strengthening direct sales between smallholders and...

haga clic para leer la versión en español Researchers say farmers need...

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From farm to fork: strengthening direct sales between smallholders and consumers in Cusco, Peru haga clic para leer la versión en español Researchers say farmers need more help if they are to sell healthy farm products directly to city consumers Strengthening links between smallholder farmers and consumers is complex; there are many... The post From farm to fork: strengthening direct sales between smallholders and consumers in Cusco, Peru appeared first on Agroforestry World.

August 6, 2018
Agroforestry could make agriculture emissions-neutral by 2050

At a defining conference centred around the forthcoming ASEAN...

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Agroforestry could make agriculture emissions-neutral by 2050 At a defining conference centred around the forthcoming ASEAN Guidelines for Agroforestry Development, participants heard that integrating more trees into farming systems will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help farmers adapt to climate change.   Agroforestry is a... The post Agroforestry could make agriculture emissions-neutral by 2050 appeared first on Agroforestry World.

August 2, 2018
Philippines to access the Green Climate Fund

The Philippines is preparing a proposal to access the Green Climate...

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Philippines to access the Green Climate Fund The Philippines is preparing a proposal to access the Green Climate Fund, a billion-dollar platform that bankrolls low-emission and climate-resilient programs in developing countries. “Ambition enables finance,” said Redentor Constantino, executive director of the Institute for Climate and... The post Philippines to access the Green Climate Fund appeared first on Agroforestry World.

July 30, 2018
Innovative biochar-producing gasifier stoves improve livelihoods,...

Worldwide, 38 percent of the population – 2.7 billion people – cook...

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Innovative biochar-producing gasifier stoves improve livelihoods, landscapes Worldwide, 38 percent of the population – 2.7 billion people – cook with wood collected unsustainably from forest and farm landscapes. The post Innovative biochar-producing gasifier stoves improve livelihoods, landscapes appeared first on Agroforestry World.

July 20, 2018
Farm ponds offer a unique integrated solution for Kitui County, Kenya

Farm ponds are quickly emerging as novel hubs for integrated, climate-...

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Farm ponds offer a unique integrated solution for Kitui County, Kenya Farm ponds are quickly emerging as novel hubs for integrated, climate-smart technologies promoted through the Drylands Development programme in the vast semi-arid landscapes of Kitui County in eastern Kenya Water shortage occasioned by prolonged drought has been a... The post Farm ponds offer a unique integrated solution for Kitui County, Kenya appeared first on Agroforestry World.

July 19, 2018
Cooling forest rainbow water vital contributor to farmer livelihoods

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

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Cooling forest rainbow water vital contributor to farmer livelihoods This blog was first published on the website of Landscape News Forests are widely recognized as critical to essential ecosystem services like clean water and air, but some of their greatest benefits are invisible to the human eye... The post Cooling forest rainbow water vital contributor to farmer livelihoods appeared first on Agroforestry World.

July 18, 2018
Pay more attention to forests to avert global water crisis, researchers...

According to a new report, the growing human population and climate...

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Riparian vegetation and landscape in Mongolia, a country where freshwater resources are scarce. © Alexander Buck.Riparian vegetation and landscape in Mongolia, a country where freshwater resources are scarce. © Alexander Buck. According to a new report, the growing human population and climate change are exacerbating a looming global water crisis that has already hit home in places like Australia’s Murray Darling basin — but the crisis could potentially be... The post Pay more attention to forests to avert global water crisis, researchers urge appeared first on Agroforestry World.

July 12, 2018
Coming soon: ASEAN Guidelines for Agroforestry Development

  The guidelines are expected to successfully overcome...

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Coming soon: ASEAN Guidelines for Agroforestry Development   The guidelines are expected to successfully overcome institutional hurdles and will eventually lead to the wider adoption of agroforestry in Southeast Asia. Institutional hurdles perpetuate a string of knotty, interconnected issues not only in the policy sphere... The post Coming soon: ASEAN Guidelines for Agroforestry Development appeared first on Agroforestry World.

July 11, 2018
ILRI Co-facilitates a Community of Practice Workshop with Key...

ILRI supported the development of a community of practice on rangeland...

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July 10, 2018
Forests and water are inseparable

New report says forests are key to combating looming water crisis The...

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Forests and water are inseparable New report says forests are key to combating looming water crisis The world is facing a growing water crisis: already, 40% of the world’s population are affected by water scarcity, and climate change threatens to increase the frequency... The post Forests and water are inseparable appeared first on Agroforestry World.

July 6, 2018
Agroforestry with refugees in Uganda: overwhelming demand and a huge...

Developing agroforestry models for refugees and host communities to...

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Agroforestry with refugees in Uganda: overwhelming demand and a huge desire to plant Developing agroforestry models for refugees and host communities to meet their energy, construction and food needs. “There is space for trees in refugee settlements,” Clement Okia told officials, NGOs, donors and UN agencies on 30 June 2018, as... The post Agroforestry with refugees in Uganda: overwhelming demand and a huge desire to plant appeared first on Agroforestry World.

June 26, 2018
Restoring degraded tropical dryland in extreme conditions: the case of...

Sumba in eastern Indonesia has been almost totally deforested, has only...

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Restoring degraded tropical dryland in extreme conditions: the case of Sumba Island Sumba in eastern Indonesia has been almost totally deforested, has only patches of thin soil on limestone savannahs and a wet season that has contracted to three months a year. Farmers have been struggling to survive yet nonetheless... The post Restoring degraded tropical dryland in extreme conditions: the case of Sumba Island appeared first on Agroforestry World.

June 25, 2018
Agroforestry systems for producing nutritious food for smallholders in...

A new project in India promises better diets for farmers The World...

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Agroforestry systems for producing nutritious food for smallholders in Odisha, India A new project in India promises better diets for farmers The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) South Asia Regional Programme recently launched a three-year project: Enabling Smallholders in Odisha to Produce and Consume More Nutritious Food through Agroforestry Systems.... The post Agroforestry systems for producing nutritious food for smallholders in Odisha, India appeared first on Agroforestry World.

June 20, 2018
Regreening Africa!

Land degradation, desertification and drought are widespread, affecting...

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Regreening Africa! Land degradation, desertification and drought are widespread, affecting millions of livelihoods across Sub-Saharan Africa. A new project is setting out to reverse the trend.   The United Nations General Assembly declared 17 June the World Day to Combat... The post Regreening Africa! appeared first on Agroforestry World.

June 20, 2018
Reversing Land Degradation by Scaling up Evergreen Agriculture in...

The UN General Assembly declared 17th June the World Day to Combat...

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Reversing Land Degradation by Scaling up Evergreen Agriculture in Africa (Regreening Africa) The UN General Assembly declared 17th June the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) to promote public awareness on land degradation, desertification and drought. The theme for WDCD2018 was “Land has true value. Invest in it”. Land degradation,... The post Reversing Land Degradation by Scaling up Evergreen Agriculture in Africa (Regreening Africa) appeared first on Agroforestry World.

June 18, 2018
Third cohort graduates from the UC Davis African Plant Breeding Academy

  Plant breeders from 18 countries in Africa to contribute to...

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Third cohort graduates from the UC Davis African Plant Breeding Academy   Plant breeders from 18 countries in Africa to contribute to delivering food security in the continent Thirty-four plant breeders graduated from the UC Davis African Plant Breeding Academy in May 2018. The advanced plant breeding course was... The post Third cohort graduates from the UC Davis African Plant Breeding Academy appeared first on Agroforestry World.

June 14, 2018
The value of gender, diversity and inclusion in ICRAF

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) recognizes that the quality and...

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The value of gender, diversity and inclusion in ICRAF The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) recognizes that the quality and diversity of its workforce are key to the achievement of its mission and mandate. In 2016, the Centre developed and commenced implementation of its Gender, Diversity and Inclusion (GDI)... The post The value of gender, diversity and inclusion in ICRAF appeared first on Agroforestry World.

June 12, 2018
Synergizing climate change mitigation and adaptation in Cameroon

Cameroon needs to adopt an integrated approach to climate change....

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Synergizing climate change mitigation and adaptation in Cameroon Cameroon needs to adopt an integrated approach to climate change. However, there are still many challenges to overcome. Climate change in Cameroon has had, and will continue to have, adverse effects on agro-ecosystems and communities in multiple ways;... The post Synergizing climate change mitigation and adaptation in Cameroon appeared first on Agroforestry World.

June 8, 2018
GEF-Funded Integrated Approach Programme on Food Security Gains Momentum

Experts meet in Nairobi to take stock on implementation In 2017, the...

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GEF-Funded Integrated Approach Programme on Food Security Gains Momentum Experts meet in Nairobi to take stock on implementation In 2017, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) launched the Integrated Approach Programme on Fostering Sustainability and Resilience for Food Security in sub-Saharan Africa, a major initiative bringing together a... The post GEF-Funded Integrated Approach Programme on Food Security Gains Momentum appeared first on Agroforestry World.

June 8, 2018
Global Environment Facility’s Integrated Approach Programme on food...

Experts meet in Nairobi to take stock on implementation In 2017, the...

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Global Environment Facility’s Integrated Approach Programme on food security gains momentum Experts meet in Nairobi to take stock on implementation In 2017, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) launched the Integrated Approach Programme on Fostering Sustainability and Resilience for Food Security in sub-Saharan Africa, a major initiative bringing together a... The post Global Environment Facility’s Integrated Approach Programme on food security gains momentum appeared first on Agroforestry World.

June 5, 2018
‘Mountain Futures 2018’ launches major new centre for mountain research

KUNMING, CHINA, Monday 04 June 2018 – Researchers and representatives...

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June 4, 2018
Revealing Food’s Hidden Costs: New Framework for Food and Agriculture

New Delhi, INDIA - June 4, 2018: A new report released today offers a...

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June 4, 2018
How governments can monitor progress towards better nutrition

Stochastic Impact Evaluation is being used to model the impacts of...

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How governments can monitor progress towards better nutrition Stochastic Impact Evaluation is being used to model the impacts of policies and other decisions about agricultural development on household nutrition By Cory Whitney and Eike Luedeling Goal 2 of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development... The post How governments can monitor progress towards better nutrition appeared first on Agroforestry World.

May 29, 2018
Agroforestry Concessions are a strategic mechanism for smallholders in...

haga clic para leer la versión en español Every year, the Peruvian...

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Agroforestry Concessions are a strategic mechanism for smallholders in the Amazon. How do we make it work? haga clic para leer la versión en español Every year, the Peruvian Amazon loses more than 100,000 hectares of forest due to expansion of the agricultural frontier over state forest land. In the last 15 years, a significant... The post Agroforestry Concessions are a strategic mechanism for smallholders in the Amazon. How do we make it work? appeared first on Agroforestry World.

May 25, 2018
Agroforestry gives Kenyan indigenous community a lifeline

The Cherangani people of Kenya were for generations reliant on the...

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Agroforestry gives Kenyan indigenous community a lifeline The Cherangani people of Kenya were for generations reliant on the forest for hunting, gathering and agroforestry — a way of life that was curtailed by the colonial government. Today, Cherangani communities living on the edge of the... The post Agroforestry gives Kenyan indigenous community a lifeline appeared first on Agroforestry World.

May 23, 2018
What Kenya needs to do to take advantage of its rainfall

About 40% of Nairobi’s water supply gets lost on the way to consumers....

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What Kenya needs to do to take advantage of its rainfall About 40% of Nairobi’s water supply gets lost on the way to consumers. Shutterstock/Sopotnicki   For the past month Kenya has had torrential rainfall. This followed devastating droughts in parts of the country. The Conversation Africa’s Moina Spooner... The post What Kenya needs to do to take advantage of its rainfall appeared first on Agroforestry World.

May 23, 2018
A theory of change for better monitoring of the Philippine Enhanced...

A theory of change is guiding the development of a monitoring and...

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A theory of change for better monitoring of the Philippine Enhanced National Greening Program A theory of change is guiding the development of a monitoring and evaluation framework for the second phase of one of the world’s largest reforestation programs. The Philippine Enhanced National Greening Program (eNGP), one of the world’s largest... The post A theory of change for better monitoring of the Philippine Enhanced National Greening Program appeared first on Agroforestry World.

May 23, 2018
Breeding success: Bunmi Olasanmi and the UC Davis African Plant...

  Growing a food-secure future for Africa is the aim of the...

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Breeding success: Bunmi Olasanmi and the UC Davis African Plant Breeding Academy   Growing a food-secure future for Africa is the aim of the University of California at Davis African Plant Breeding Academy. Bunmi Olasanmi is the first in a series of success stories.   By Bunmi Olasanmi   I... The post Breeding success: Bunmi Olasanmi and the UC Davis African Plant Breeding Academy appeared first on Agroforestry World.

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