Agroforestry News

Workshop discusses how biofuels affect food security
December 11, 2014

The real impact of biofuels on food security and food prices were discussed during a recent workshop, reports an article on the Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) website.

Norway pledges support for restoration
December 11, 2014

The Norwegian government has announced it will provide NOK 76 million (around US $10 million) for a new project to restore forests and landscapes in the tropics.

Climate-smart agriculture alliance promotes a flexible package
December 11, 2014

The Africa Climate-Smart Agriculture Alliance (ACSAA) aims to ensure 6 million smallholder farmers in Africa are practicing climate-smart agriculture (CSA) within the next 7 years.

Private sector commits to restoration through agroforestry in Latin America
December 11, 2014

Initiative 20x20 which plans to restore degraded land across Latin America to reduce greenhouse emissions will rely on private sector investment rather than grants.

New book looks at what it takes to build a climate-smart landscape
December 10, 2014

A new book published by the World Agroforestry Centre looks at the pathways, methods and tools needed to build sustainable landscapes that deliver multiple services and fulfill man

Push for bamboo to be recognized in climate change mitigation
December 10, 2014

A new report shows how bamboo can restore degraded lands and forests, store carbon and supply energy to millions of rural communities.

Agroforestry features in new Colombian Amazon conservation project
December 10, 2014

A new project aimed at reducing deforestation and preserving biodiversity the Colombian Amazon plans to introduce agroforestry as an alternative livelihood strategy for indigenous communities.

Home gardens buffer climate change
December 10, 2014

Home gardens in rural areas can “tackle poverty, build resilience to climate change and ensure food security,” say Indian scientists.

Support women to reduce hunger
December 8, 2014

Given the right support, women can significantly boost yields and help make farming more resilient, writes Alina Paul-Bossuet of the CGIAR in an

Massive effort in Latin American to restore degraded land
December 8, 2014

Eight Latin American countries have announced an initiative to restore 20 million hectares of degraded forest and farmland, reports Reuters.