Agroforestry News

Understanding the landscape approach
October 2, 2014

A recent seminar has attempted to better understand the landscape approach and how it can be made to work for the benefit of people and the planet.

The agroecology movement is growing
October 2, 2014

“The wide application of agroecological practices such as agroforestry is a no brainer,” writes Gina Castillo, Agriculture Program Manager at Oxfam America in an article about a recent agr

Towards sustainability in the coffee sector
October 2, 2014

On international coffee day – 29 September – the Business Environment Network looks at 2 new initiatives aimed at improving sustainability in the coffee sector.

Fertilizer trees a sustainable alternative to improving soil fertility in Malawi
October 1, 2014

An article in The Nation tells the story of farmer, Moses Shonga who grows fertilizer trees, Gliricidia and Tephrosia, in his maize field in Malawi.

Pomegranate trees raise awareness of hidden hunger
October 1, 2014

To raise awareness about ‘hidden hunger’, pomegranate trees will be planted at schools across the Western Cape through the Food & Trees for Africa initiative.

Chad needs support for low-tech methods not market interventions
October 1, 2014

An article in the Guardian Professional outlines how providing assistance to subsistence farmers in Chad to implement low-tech solutions is what the country needs rather than improved mark

CGIAR Development Dialogues
October 1, 2014

Agriculture, livestock, forestry, fisheries, landscapes and food systems all have a vital role to play in achieving sustainable development and climate change goals.

New margarine from the seeds of the Allanblackia tree
September 25, 2014

A margarine made from the seeds of an indigenous African tree has just been made available to the Swedish market.

Study to investigate Moringa potential in Haiti
September 25, 2014

A new study will assess the potential of the Moringa tree to benefit smallholder farmers in Haiti.

CGIAR determined to redouble research efforts
September 24, 2014

“Never before in history has agriculture been under such threat, and in such demand,” says Jonathan Wadsworth, Executive Secretary of the CGIAR Fund Council in an article in the Huffington Post