Agroforestry News

New food production models needed in Africa
February 24, 2014

Agriculture in Africa, which supports more than 70 percent of the continent’s one billion people and provides 67 per cent of jobs, is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

Soil carbon must not be overlooked in climate change mitigation
February 21, 2014

A new study has shown just how much carbon is stored globally in soils, and how important this is to climate change mitigation.

New briefs on agroforestry in degraded areas and in home gardens
February 21, 2014

The Stockholm Environment Institute has released 2 new briefs looking at the role of agroforestry in restoring degraded lands while providing livelihood benefits, and how agroforestry in h

Rebuilding with agroforestry after Haiyan
February 20, 2014

On the Philippine island of Panay, reforestation efforts are underway focusing on indigenous tree and plant species with root systems that can withstand mudslides and future typhoons.

PES schemes proving more effective than carbon credits in Kenya
February 20, 2014

The effectiveness of a Payment for Ecosystem Services scheme in Kenya is discussed in an article on the website of the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

New study on trees and resilience in East Africa’s drylands
February 20, 2014

The role of trees in enhancing resilience to drought, floods and other extreme events in the drylands of Eastern Africa is the subject of a new study by scientists from the World Agroforestry Centr

Taking agroforestry to the landscape level
February 20, 2014

To coincide with the World Congress on Agroforestry, the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature initiative has posted a blog about taking tree-based e

Social forestry helping to buffer climate change impacts in Africa
February 19, 2014

At a seminar on mitigating climate change in Africa through social forestry, participants have heard of the many benefits of integrating trees into agriculture landscapes.

Agroforestry as a successful landscape management tool
February 19, 2014

Agroforestry is one of the most effective and popular tools available ‘locally’ to improve agricultural productivity and conservation outcomes.

Countries urged to follow India’s lead on agroforestry policy
February 19, 2014

As the World Congress on Agroforestry wrapped up last week, a joint communique was developed calling on governments and policy makers to prioritize the promotion of agroforestry by formulating nati