Agroforestry News

The best technology for reducing emissions: Trees
February 9, 2015

Not surprisingly, researchers have concluded that trees are the most effective technology for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reversing global warming.

Viet Nam’s interest in macadamia on the rise
February 9, 2015

The growing popularity of macadamia trees among farmers in Viet Nam’s Central Highlands is the subject of an article in Bao Moi.

New fund will promote sustainable smallholder products to business
February 5, 2015

Danone and Mars Incorported have announced an investment fund that aims to help companies sustainably source materials from smallholder farmers.

Fodder trees helping to meet Africa’s demand for meat and dairy
February 5, 2015

Africa’s livestock producers are unable to meet the rapidly increasing demand for meat and dairy products. One major obstacle is access to feed of sufficient quality and quantity.

(The Christian Science Monitor) These graduates are primed to reduce world hunger
February 5, 2015

Twenty-one students from 11 countries and 19 institutions across the continent were the first class to graduate from the African Plant Breeding Academy (APBA) in 

The farmers in Paraguay who want to grow trees not soy
February 4, 2015

An article on The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network looks at how some smallholder farmers in Paraguay are holding back against the spread of soy production and continuing

Agroforestry builds climate change resilience in Central America
February 4, 2015

Farmers in the El Trifinio region of Central America are diversifying into agroforestry to increase their resilience to drought.

Coffee prices high in Kenya but output still low
February 3, 2015

While there is optimism about current high prices for coffee in Kenya, the country’s output still remains low.

Punjab’s new research institute to promote agroforestry
February 3, 2015

In a move to encourage farmers in the Indian State of Punjab to diversify into agroforestry, the government is establishing a forest research institute.

Land policies need to empower African farmers not take their land away
February 2, 2015

A new development vocabulary in Africa “veils an attempt to institutionalize land grabs by foreign investors at the expense of local communities and farmers,” says an article on the website of the