Agroforestry News

East African countries learn NRM lessons from Burundi
February 26, 2015

Burundi has showcased measures to prevent environmental degradation while its growing population continues to practice intensive agriculture.

Turning agroforestry waste into acoustic material
February 26, 2015

Researchers have managed to convert fibers from orange tree prunings into boards that provide a 150% improvement in acoustic insulation compared to conventional gypsum boards.

FAO Chief calls for paradigm shift in agriculture
February 26, 2015

Our current predominant model of agricultural production is “not suitable for the new food security challenges of the 21st century,” says José Graziano da Silva, Director General of the Food and Ag

(Foodtank) 101 Facts That Make Us Hopeful About the Future of Food
February 25, 2015

Food Tank is highlighting stories of hope, innovation, and success in creating a better food system.

We have the means to limit climate change and build a more prosperous future
February 24, 2015

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) yesterday presented the findings of it's latest report to policy makers, civil socie

Making PES more equitable: Uganda conference
February 23, 2015

Uganda is hosting a conference and technical workshop in late March to discuss how to make mechanisms that promote the protection of natural resources – such as Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES

(Version Daily) Prevailing challenges in cacao farming industry
February 23, 2015

The cacao or cocoa tree is one of the most important trees of the modern industrial world.

Going green in Rwanda
February 19, 2015

Rwanda’s efforts to balance its increasing population with protection of natural resources are reported in a release from KT Press.

Rural areas critical to achieving sustainable development
February 19, 2015

Smallholder farmers and rural people can play a critical role in achieving the post-2015 development agenda, says a concept note from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) prep

Climate-smart agriculture in Jamaica
February 19, 2015

A group of 186 farmers have graduated from a climate-smart agriculture farmer field school and climate change action training programme in Jamaica, as the island nation takes steps to mitigate and