Agroforestry News

UN to establish new fund to tackle land degradation August 31, 2015

During the Paris climate change talks in December 2015, the United Nations is set to announce a new fund aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from poor land management and improving food, ene

(foodtank) Farmers Can Achieve High Yields While Lowering Environmental Footprint August 31, 2015

Agriculture accounts for about 70 percent of freshwater withdrawals from lakes, rivers, and aquifers.

(CIO) Data Forum: Government asked to adopt Satellite technology for data collection August 31, 2015

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Food forests to supplement pastoralism in Kenya August 27, 2015

Pastoralists in Samburu, northern Kenya, faced with hunger and malnutrition, are establishing ‘food forests’ to supplement their way of life.

Water-saving technologies transform agricutlure in arid region of Kenya August 27, 2015

In an article in Farming First during World Water Week, enviornmental scientist, Hudson Shiraku, outlines how farmers in Machakos, Kenya are tackling frequent and prolonged droughts, exace

(DailyMonitor) How growing trees on the farm leads to food security August 26, 2015

It is important to plant different tree species in crop lands because they contribute to higher productivity of crops and animals as well as the soil.

Philippine couples must plant trees before they wed August 25, 2015

Before they can marry, couples in the towns of Itogon and Kibungan in the Philippines must first plant 5 trees.

(SciDev.Net) African farmers mitigate emissions August 24, 2015

Fertilizer trees offer huge savings in Malawi August 24, 2015

Fertilizer trees could reduce the Government of Malawi’s Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP) budget by half.

Agroforestry push in South Sudan August 24, 2015

In a move to encourage agroforestry to reduce deforestation and degradation, the government of South Sudan’s Jonglei state has revamped its central nursery and is offering 25,000 tree seedlings for