Agroforestry News

Starbucks to sell Timor Leste coffee and boost local economy
October 16, 2014

The move by Starbucks to sell ‘single origin’ coffee sourced from Timor Leste in supermarkets is expected to help alleviate deforestation and contribute to growing the country’s economy.

(The Hindu) For a tree on every field boundary
October 16, 2014

Growing trees on farms is a triple-win strategy for combating simultaneously the challenges of increasing food production, mitigating greenhouse gases and adapting to climate change.

(IPP Media) Billions sought to allay climate change effects on agriculture
October 16, 2014

Tanzania needs approximately USD 500 million (831.5bn/-) to help farmers overcome impacts of climate change on agricultural productivity yet only USD 20m (33.3bn/-) has been obtained.

Tree rings –nature’s history books – help to predict climate
October 15, 2014

The study of tree rings by the World Agroforestry Centre’s is providing vital information on past, present and future climatic conditions.

Agroforestry for the triple win in Asia
October 15, 2014

Integrating trees into food production can meet the triple challenge of increasing agricultural productivity, ensuring environmental stability and reducing the impacts of climate change.

Huge boost in agroforestry investment in Africa and Latin America
October 15, 2014

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved E 10 million investment in scalable replicable agroforestry projects in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

(INBAR) Can Bamboo Transform Bioenergy?
October 15, 2014

An estimated 2.6 billion people rely on traditional biomass (such as fuelwood and charcoal) to fulfil their basic cooking and heating needs, and this is predicted to remain the situation for at lea

(rain4food) Rainwater Harvesting Champions in Makueni County
October 11, 2014

On the 9th and 10th of October, Alex Oduor, programme officer for ICRAF – ESAf, Alterra programme officer from the Netherlands, Irene Moed, and myself travelled to Makueni County.

The power of girls
October 10, 2014

October 11 is International Day of the Girl aimed at recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

(TEMPO.CO) Scientist Argues Trees on Farms will Secure Asia's Food Supply
October 7, 2014

Food security is arguably the most serious issue facing the planet.