Agroforestry News

Mars pledges to source sustainable palm oil
March 17, 2014

Mars Inc. has made a commitment to source only legally produced palm oil that does not come from areas of high conservation value or areas with high carbon stocks, such as tropical rainforests.

Trees and bees revitalize Ethiopian highlands
March 17, 2014

CNN has produced 3 short documentaries about the environmental transformation which has occurred in the region of Tigray in the northern highlands of Ethiopia, and how beekeeping is benefitting loc

Columbian cattle ranchers benefit from agroforestry
March 17, 2014

Integrating trees with cattle is increasing production, reducing the amount of land needed for farming and decreasing fertilizer use in Columbia.

Agroforestry transformation inspiration for winning film
March 13, 2014

The story of a Peruvian farmer who has switched from slash and burn agriculture to practicing agroforestry and protecting the forest has won this year’s UN Forum on Forests Short Film Festival.

Global food system needs an overhaul
March 12, 2014

Current food systems that fail poor countries need to be reformed, says Olivier De Schutter, the UN special rapporteur on the right to food in his final report.

Agroforestry a win-win for reforestation and agriculture
March 12, 2014

How agroforestry can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation while also providing livelihood benefits to farmers in Africa is the subject of an article in Current Opinion in Envi

India paves the way for private sector involvement in agroforestry
March 12, 2014

Greater private sector involvement is expected to result from India’s new agroforestry policy combined with measures to treat agroforestry as a priority in corporate social responsibility programs.

Havana to host major agroforestry gathering
March 12, 2014

Forestry, coffee and cocoa will be under the spotlight in Havana, Cuba in April 2015 when 3 major events converge.

Trees for fodder under climate change: new paper
March 10, 2014

A new working paper by scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre examines the role of tree fodder in livestock systems and the growing of fodder for diversification in East Africa.

Family farms can nourish the world
March 10, 2014

Coinciding with the International Year of Family Farming, Food Tank has launched a report showing how family farms are “developing effective ways to address global food security, increase