Agroforestry News

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

Climate change the focus of status report on African agriculture April 16, 2014

The 2014 Africa Agriculture Status Report is expected to focus on the effects of climate change on smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and how climate smart agriculture can increase productiv

Rising demand for herbal medicine can increase cultivation of medicinal trees April 15, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (14 April 2014) -----Formalizing trade in herbal medicinal products has the potential to increase the demand for on-farm grown raw material and raise the level of cu

(IFAD) Biofuels from indigenous trees: from soil to oil April 15, 2014

Crops such as jatropha have not delivered the hoped for biofuels.

Costa Rica leading on PES April 14, 2014

Payments for environmental services (PES), especially in tropical regions, need to be recognized as an important tool for conservation and sustainable use of forests and other natural resources and

Congress declares to spread conservation agriculture benefits across Africa April 14, 2014

A declaration by the First African Congress on Conservation Agriculture calls for national and international support to upscale conservation agriculture as a climate smart technology to reach at le

(Nature) Biogeoscience: Africa's greenhouse-gas budget is in the red April 10, 2014

Africa had been thought to be a potentially large carbon sink — of great value in efforts to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions.