Agroforestry News

Could degradation be emitting as much carbon dioxide as deforestation?
April 9, 2015

Carbon emissions from forest degradation may be as much of a problem as those from full-scale deforestation, says a new review into the state of the world's tropical forests.

(Ensia) Could traditional plants hold the secret to saving crops from pests?
April 9, 2015

April 9, 2015 — Without any effort at all, Hawa Saidi Ibura crushes dried beans, one at a time, between her fingers outside her home in Endagaw, a village in northern Tanzania.

(This Day Live) An Evolving IITA and and its Goal to Nourish Africa
April 7, 2015

Frank Rijsberman

(DW) How important is gender in conservation?
April 7, 2015

When local farmers in Malawi plant trees, a separation of labor is clear: While the farmer plants the small seedlings, his wife takes care of older trees, sweeps away old leaves from the ground, co

Soil health needs our attention
April 2, 2015

We need to change our attitude to soil, writes Rita Sharma, World Agroforestry Centre board member, in an article in The Hans India.

World Bank empowers communities to prevent forest loss
April 2, 2015

The first of the World Bank’s new Dedicate Grant Mechanism (DGM) projects is an agroforestry initiative in the Cerrado region of Brazil.

Philippines to rehabilitate land using agroforestry species
April 2, 2015

More than 9 million indigenous trees will be planted in the Philippines this year as part of the country’s National Regreening Program.

(SPORE) A community-based approach to extension
April 1, 2015

In West Africa, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has set up a network of Rural Resource Centres (RRCs) to stimulate farmer experimentation and adoption of agroforestry technologies.

Trees for girls in India
March 31, 2015

Every time a baby girl is born in the village of Piplantri in Rajasthan, India, the community celebrates by planting 111 trees.

Paper grown in agroforestry systems goes on display
March 31, 2015

To meet the growing demand for sustainably sourced paper and office supplies, manufacturers are showcasing their latest eco-friendly products to trade buyers in Dubai this week.