Agroforestry News

What would it take to make agriculture sustainable in Mozambique?
May 21, 2015

Large-scale investments are often considered a major driver of agricultural growth in food insecure countries, but these do not always result in sustainable farming practices and may not benefit sm

New network for biochar in Africa
May 21, 2015

Researchers and development professionals with experience and interest in biochar are being sought for a new network.

Zambia need conservation agriculture
May 21, 2015

Conservation agriculture is “one of the most efficient and scientifically proven adaptation options,” says a story in the Daily Mail, but its adoption in Zambia has been relatively low.

Nepal moves ahead on a national agroforestry policy
May 19, 2015

Nepal has taken its first step towards developing a national agroforestry policy, following a three-day consultation workshop held from 26-28 March in Kathmandu.

Major funding boost for agriculture in Ghana
May 19, 2015

A major funding boost for agriculture in Ghana aims to promote climate change adaptation and better link smallholder farmers to markets.

Better livelihoods through tree nursery training in The Gambia
May 19, 2015

Farmers in the Lower Badibou District of the North Bank Region, The Gambia, have been receiving training in tree nursery management as part of a project to promote agroforestry.

Protecting forests, shea and livelihoods in Burkina Faso
May 18, 2015

A tree nursery in Cassou, southern Burkina Faso, is helping women to remain self-sufficient as well as restoring native forest, reports an article on the website of the Thomson Reuters Foundati

Superior fruit trees in the Philippines
May 18, 2015

Central Luzon State University is seeking to establish a permanent and large-scale source of planting materials of high-value fruit trees, reports The Philippine Star.

Greenpeace report pushes for ecological farming in Africa
May 18, 2015

A new report by Greenpeace demonstrates how ecological farming practices, such as agroforestry, water harvesting and organic farming, can provide substantial financial benefits to small-scale farme

Young speakers being sought for Forestry Congress
May 18, 2015

Young, passionate and inspiring speakers are being sought to make a TEDx-style presentation during a special event as part of the