Agroforestry News

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.

Complexity in agriculture needed to address climate change
April 10, 2014

Diversifying and adding trees to farming systems may help mitigate the impact of climate change and improve food production.

Agroforestry receives a boost in Jamaica
April 10, 2014

Reforestation and agroforestry projects in Jamaica will receive $30 million in funding over the next year to enhance biodiversity conservation in the Stephney-John’s Vale Forest Reserve.

Investment in agriculture needed now in battle against climate change
April 9, 2014

Investment in agricultural innovation is vital to combatting increased food prices, food shortages and declining agricultural production predicted to result from climate change and which could lead

Agroforestry best source of biochar to stimulate plant growth
April 9, 2014

A new study shows that biochar in soil strongly stimulates plant growth, and agroforestry systems are the best possible source of material that can be converted to biochar.

Building strong cocoa communities
April 9, 2014

Communities in Côte d’Ivoire are not just benefitting from improved cocoa production as part of Mars Inc.’s Vision for Change program, they are also receiving assistance to build and remodel school