Agroforestry News

(OSISA) Economic Justice as a Site for Women’s Empowerment
March 25, 2015

Notwithstanding the relatively impressive rates of economic growth in Africa over the past ten years or so, poverty and inequality, however measured, has remained stubbornly high.

Benefits of native Ficus trees being overlooked in India
March 24, 2015

Native Ficus trees are being increasingly felled in the Mandya district of India in place of exotic species such as Eucalyptus and Casuarina, with negative consequences for farmers and the environm

Trees and agroforestry integral to providing clean water for Kenya
March 24, 2015

Africa’s first water fund has been launched in Kenya with the aim of providing clean water to 9.3 million people through protecting the basin of the country’s longest river.

Sustainable farming in Zambia to create green entrepreneurs
March 24, 2015

Farmers in Chongwe, Zambia are reverting to traditional knowledge and ‘green farming’ to increase crop productivity and combat land degradation.

Africa learns from sustainable forest management in Brazil
March 23, 2015

A recent knowledge exchange has transferred lessons from Brazil to Ethiopia and Mozambique on harnessing forests sustainably for economic growth.

Women in sustainable trade
March 23, 2015

The International Trade Centre (ITC) believes there is a link between women's economic empowerment and sustainable and environmentally friendly trade.

New environment and forest research institute for Ethiopia
March 23, 2015

At a workshop to establish a new Environment and Forestry Research Institute in Ethiopia, participants heard about the need to promote indigenous trees, practice integrated land management and coor

Building resilience to disasters in agriculture
March 23, 2015

“How can we ensure food security in a world with ever more people, exposed to ever more intense and frequent hazards?” asks José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Orga

Gender forum suggests shift in focus away from land ownership issues
March 23, 2015

Expanding women’s entrepreneurial skills and building their capacities in microfinance and ICT will help empower women economically and take away their dependence on land, a recent forum has heard.

(Korea News Service) Agro-forestry Management Encouraged in DPRK
March 23, 2015

Pyongyang, March 23 (KCNA) -- It has been pushed forward in the DPRK to develop and introduce technologies for agro-forestry management of sloping fields.