Agroforestry News

Can China balance economic growth with environmental protection? November 18, 2013

The crossroads at which China finds itself – a slowing economy and ecological and social problems associated with 3 decades of growth – is the subject of an article on the website, Environment

Sharing knowledge on climate change adaptation and mitigation in Africa November 18, 2013

Showcasing and sharing integrated approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation in Africa will the subject of an event to be held on 28 November 2013 by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRA

Centre signs MoU with Sierra Leone to cooperate on agroforestry research November 18, 2013

Discussions on the future of agriculture, fisheries and industry in Sierra Leone have concluded with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and F

COP side event: The mitigation potential of agriculture November 14, 2013

Agriculture can play a role in climate change mitigation, but there is not enough information available on its potential contribution.

More agroforestry systems are needed to protect soils November 14, 2013

Healthy soils are at the heart of agricultural production, and now more than ever, farmers need to protect and improve the health of their soils.

(Business Daily) City slum residents cash in on charcoal briquettes to earn decent livelihood November 13, 2013

Soaring costs of fuels such as charcoal and paraffin (kerosene) has led to a cooking-energy crisis and increased poverty among the poorest residents of Nairobi.

Proof climate smart agriculture is making a difference November 13, 2013

Until recently, agriculture has largely been on the sidelines in discussions about human-induced climate change, but a new booklet provides sound evidence of how climate-smart agriculture can contr

Role of agroforestry highlighted in climate talks November 13, 2013

The Social Reporting Blog of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) reports on the first two days of the 19th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Con

Funds for adaptation and mitigation must be integrated November 13, 2013

Separating adaptation and mitigation finance would have unintended negative consequences, according to a post on the blog of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature initiative.

Great Green Wall is more than just planting trees November 13, 2013

A story on the website of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) outlines how the Great Green Wall – initially planned as a revegetated strip of land stretching from Djibouti in the east to