Agroforestry News

(SciDevNet) New plant breeders trained to transform ‘orphan’ crops
January 12, 2015

[NAIROBI] Food security could receive a major boost following the graduation of the first cohort of 21 pl

Centre partners on flood-based farming project
January 8, 2015

A new grant will extend work on flood-based farming systems in Yemen, Pakistan, Sudan and Ethiopia to improve rural growth.

Managed forestry in Indonesia keeps the system in balance
January 8, 2015

The traditional ‘dahas’ or managed forestry practice in West Kalimantan, Indonesia is helping to preserve the forest.

It’s the year of soil
January 8, 2015

The International Year of Soils in 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of the many important roles of soil.

Coffee agroforestry tradition survives in Indonesia
January 8, 2015

Farmers on the Indonesian island of Flores have, for generations, practiced sustainable agroforestry, producing coffee while maintaining the forest.

(Phys.Org) Characterizing baobab, the nutritious African 'Tree of Life'
January 8, 2015

A new publication, 'Descriptors for Baobab,' opens the way for accelerated and better-standardized research into this iconic tree.

Centre featured in list of global food organizations to watch
January 7, 2015

The World Agroforestry Centre is featured in Food Tank’s list of 101 organizations which are helping to create a better food system.

Plant breeders on a mission
January 7, 2015

Graduates from the African Plant Breeding Academy, who have now returned to their home countries, are on a mission: to grow more and better plants for their communities, reports an article on the <

Centre’s work among top water stories for 2014
January 7, 2015

With water being the ‘least on-track target’ of the Millennium Development Goals, an article in EcoBusiness looks at the top 5 water stories in 2014.

A role for agroforestry in addressing climate change impacts in India
January 7, 2015

“No-one, be it an individual, region or country can insulate itself from the impact of climate change that is taking place,” said Virendra Pal Singh, advisor to the World Agroforestry Centre’s Sout