Agroforestry News

Agroforestry in Sri Lanka
March 5, 2014

The potential for agroforestry in Sri Lanka to prevent erosion and supply fuelwood has been highlighted in 2 articles in The Island, which follow a visit to the country by scientists from

Local species, biotechnology and more needed for food security in Africa
March 5, 2014

The domestication of local species may be a far more cost-effective strategy for ensuring food security than focusing purely on biotechnology, says Patrick Worms, a senior science policy advisor wi

Let’s value family farmers
March 3, 2014

The importance of the 500 million family farmers across the globe, not just in producing food, but safeguarding biodiversity and boosting local economies is highlighted through a blot post in the <

Link between nutrition and HIV
March 3, 2014

Poor nutrition may be accelerating the spread of HIV in Africa and could slow treatment and care for people living with AIDS.

Review of trees for food production and natural resource management
February 28, 2014

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is seeking ‘gray literature’ relating to how trees affect food production and natural resource management.

Can Prunus africana be sustainably harvested?
February 28, 2014

The African cherry (Prunus africana) is in high demand from international markets, in particular because of its use as a remedy for prostate disorders.

Even more to benefit from carbon project in Kenya
February 28, 2014

Farmers in Kisumu and Kitale in western Kenya - who became the first to Africans to earn carbon credits as a result of adapting farming practices to sequester more carbon in the soil – will now ben

Plight of Nepal’s rural women discussed at Congress
February 27, 2014

Rural women in Nepal have been forced to take full responsibility for farming while men seek to earn income elsewhere.

Greater attention must be paid to analyzing soil quality in Kenya
February 27, 2014

Soil fertility in Kenya is in crisis according to a new study showing that more than 95 per cent of smallholder farms have severe depletion of essential soil nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorous and po

Study on reducing smallholder farming emissions
February 27, 2014

Scientists are working with farmers in Kenya to help them sustainably manage their land in ways that maximize efficiency, increase income and help mitigate climate change.