Agroforestry News

(The EastAfrican) Climate-smart agriculture: Why it is the remedy for Kenya’s food needs
January 17, 2015

Fears following the continued rise in temperatures and increased frequency of extreme weather events have compelled key stakeholders in the global food security circles to embark on a paradigm

(Africa Rising) RISING voices: Anthony Kimaro, scientist and ICRAF Tanzania country representative
January 15, 2015

Anthony Kimaro is from Same, Tanzania. He studied forestry at Bachelors and Masters levels at Sokoine University in Morogoro, Tanzania and a PhD in forestry from the University of Toronto, Canada.

Africa’s damaged soils struggling to support food production
January 14, 2015

Around 65 per cent of Africa’s arable land is too damaged to sustain viable production, according to a report by the Montpellier Pa

Transforming laws transforms a landscape
January 14, 2015

Changes to laws and regulations in Niger have seen a transformation in the landscape; benefiting farmers and the environment.

Soil underpins the health of food
January 14, 2015

The 1st Annual Food Tank Summit will be held from 21-22 January 2015 in Washington D.C.

Graduates to breed better local crops
January 14, 2015

“These scientists can now make quicker decisions about plant breeding, leading to higher nutrient content,” said Howard-Yana Shapiro, chief agricultural officer with Mars Incorporated in a an artic

Realising the benefits of the Moringa tree
January 12, 2015

The Moringa Tree, which is native to parts of Africa and Asia, is said to prevent many different diseases.

Businesses opt for agroforestry investment over carbon offsets
January 12, 2015

Companies are beginning to embrace the practice of ‘insetting’, that is, embedding sustainability activities, such as agroforestry, directly into their supply chains.

New book highlights strategies to help Philippines deal with climate change
January 12, 2015

A new book recommends approaches that will help the Philippines to mitigate, and adapt to, climate change, reports Business Week Mindanao.

Restoring health to soils
January 12, 2015

With 2015 designated as the UN International Year of Soils and the spotlight on the importance of soil to food security and ecosystems, an article in The Scotsman looks at projects in Senegal and B