Agroforestry News

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.

Widespread support for scaling up at South-South Development Expo November 6, 2013

International organizations have shown their support for scaling up successful development interventions.

Gold found growing on trees November 4, 2013

Eucalyptus and acacia trees growing in the outback of Australia send their roots deep into the bedrock in search of water, absorbing gold particles that are then deposited in their leaves.

Agroforestry could ensure a future for pastoralism in the Sahel November 4, 2013

Practices such as agroforestry, land and tree regeneration, rotational grazing and intercropping may help rescue pastoralism in the Sahel from the threat of harsher droughts and increasing conflict

A better alternative to charcoal benefits women in Nairobi slums November 4, 2013

Women in the slums of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya are helping to increase their incomes and reduce pollution through making charcoal briquettes for use as fuel in cooking.

Agriculture must be part of climate talks November 4, 2013

The whole landscape has to be considered when negotiating an international deal for managing climate change, say negotiators ahead of 19th Conference of Parties (COP 19) to the United Na