Agroforestry News

Climate change calls for a rethink on agriculture in Brazil April 24, 2014

Rising temperatures are seriously affecting crop production in Brazil and may lead to a migration of farm lands to more temperate zones.

Expanding the carbon market for better grassland management April 24, 2014

A new tool for managing grasslands is expected to help Chinese farmers embrace sustainable grassland management.

Guide to conservation agriculture with trees April 23, 2014

A new guide by the World Agroforestry Centre will assist with training farmers to implement Conservation Agriculture with Trees.

Replicate coffee agroforestry to fight climate change April 23, 2014

Globally, coffee production is in danger. An article in The Conversation says climate change will compound the economic problems already faced by coffee farmers around the world.

Partnership to regreen Kenya April 23, 2014

A major new partnership has ambitious plans to plant billions of trees across Kenya to improve the environment and address the impacts of climate change.

Successes from a Sahelian parkland project April 23, 2014

A project aimed at conserving agroforestry parklands in the Sahel and diversifying local livelihoods in the face of climate change has wrapped up with several successes.

Ethiopia’s northern landscape transformed with trees April 17, 2014

The Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia is perhaps best known internationally for images of famine victims which were broadcast around the world in the mid-1980s.

Call for nominations to 2014 Wangari Maathai Award April 17, 2014

Nominations are now open for the Wangari Maathai Award 2014 which recognizes outstanding individuals who are improving our forests and the lives of people who depend on them.

Overcoming obstacles to grow African agriculture April 17, 2014

Agriculture is the cornerstone of economic growth, poverty reduction and food security in sub-Saharan Africa, but its potential needs to be unlocked.

From policy to action with REDD April 16, 2014

An article on the European Commission’s Research and Innovation website summarizes outcomes from REDD-ALERT project which ran from 2009-2012 with 12 partner organizations and a focus on 4