Agroforestry News

Making chocolate sustainable November 12, 2013

Professor of Sustainable Agroecosystems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Johan Six, looks at the issue of cocoa sustainability on the website,

Climate change may benefit some Kenyan farmers November 11, 2013

African Seer carries an article on a new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and partner organizations, which demonstrates how shifting weather patterns will

Indian state of Gujarat leads the way in agroforestry November 11, 2013

The success of the Indian state of Gujarat in implementing social forestry and agroforestry programs is outlined in an article on the website, All Voices.

Getting the most out of teak through agroforestry in Laos November 11, 2013

Australian researchers are helping farmers in the north of Laos to gain maximum benefit from their teak trees and practice agroforestry.

Landscape approach not just a fad November 11, 2013

A landscape approach to food production and poverty alleviation is now widely accepted, but scientists working on the CGIAR Research Programme for Forests, Trees and Agroforestry, ask is this just

Adapting to climate change in Vanuatu through agroforestry November 7, 2013

With climate change expected to bring variable rainfall and higher temperatures to the pacific island of Vanuatu, farmers in the village of Khole on the island of Espiritu Santo are developing agro

Global companies show support forest certification November 7, 2013

Twenty six of the world’ leading companies along the forest products value chain have committed to significantly scale up sustainable forest management.

Vietnam encourages public private partnerships in agriculture November 6, 2013

The potential for public private partnerships to boost investment in agriculture in Vietnam – including in agroforestry – is the subject of an article in Vietnam Investment Review.

Kenya embraces agroforestry November 6, 2013

Smallholder farmers in Kenya play a vital role in food production and local economies yet they face increasing challenges such as depleted soils, lack of information on sustainable approaches, pest

UN highlights agroforestry’s role in reducing emissions November 6, 2013

A new report by the United Nations shows that the gap between what governments say they will do to cut greenhouse gases and what actually needs to be done by 2020 is growing steadily bigger.