Agroforestry News

Designing better PES schemes
March 31, 2014

Making payments for ecosystem services (PES) schemes fairer and more inclusive for small scale farmers and local communities relies on practical solutions that benefit ecosystems and the local peop

Agroforestry systems can repair degraded watersheds
March 28, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya. (27 March 2014) ----Agroforestry, combined with land and water management practices that increase agricultural productivity, can save watersheds from degradation.

Globally, agroforestry is on the rise
March 27, 2014

An overwhelming 43 per cent of the world’s agricultural land includes some form of agroforestry, according to a new study by the World Agroforestry Centre.

Combating drought in Brazil with trees and water storage
March 26, 2014

The semi-arid region of Brazil is experiencing its worst drought in decade; cattle are dying, the rivers are drying up and people are going hungry.

Better stoves and agroforestry to reduce Kenya’s timber consumption
March 26, 2014

Rural communities in Kenya are being assisted to introduce energy-efficient stoves and plant trees suitable for fuel and fodder in a bid to take pressure of the country’s forests.

(Landscapes blog) Agroforestry Intensification: A Long-term Solution to Perennial Food Shortages in Africa
March 25, 2014

Forests and trees fill many roles, ranging from cultural and spiritual importance to sustenance, livelihoods, watershed protection and important carbon sinks in the face of climate change.

(Yale Environment 360) In the Pastures of Colombia, Cows, Crops and Timber Coexist
March 25, 2014

(Nature World) Healthy Farms Need Focus on Biodiversity over Fertilizers, Researchers Say
March 25, 2014

The environmental value of agroforestry in agribusiness
March 24, 2014

A new study has shown how cultivating soybean and palm oil under agroforestry systems in Brazil has huge environmental value and provides diversified income to farmers.

Philippines agroforestry congress
March 24, 2014

Agroforestry has gained prominence in the Philippines in recent years for its potential to alleviate many of the country’s environmental and agricultural issues.