Agroforestry News

Sahel benefits from higher rainfall and natural regeneration
June 22, 2015

Climate change in the Sahel region of Africa is currently having a positive impact - increasing rainfall and therefore boosting harvests - but scientist warn the situation is only temporary.

Indigenous people should have the right to practice shifting cultivation
June 19, 2015

A new publication calls for better recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights to practice shifting cultivation in Asia-Pacific to ensure food security.

Much more to be gained from cashew in Côte d’Ivoire through processing
June 19, 2015

Cashew nut farmers in Côte d’Ivoire might be reaping the benefits of the ‘money-harvesting’ season (February to June) but they and others could be benefiting much if local processing of cashew nuts

Fixing our broken food system with agroecology
June 18, 2015

“The agri-food system is clearly broken,” says an article on the Foodtank website. Honeybee populations are collapsing, forested landscapes are fragmenting and the climate is warming.

African Union honors Wangari Maathai
June 18, 2015

The African Union has honored Professor Wangari Maathai by naming the gardens in front of its headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia after the late Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

US supports food security in The Gambia through agroforestry
June 18, 2015

The US Peace Corps is supporting The Gambia in improving food security and environmental management through programs that encourage agroforestry, better farming techniques and diversification.

Discussing extension in South Asia
June 18, 2015

The effectiveness of agricultural extension programs in South Asia was discussed during a recent workshop in Washington DC.

Why coffee agroforestry makes sense
June 17, 2015

In an interview on World Environment Day with 3BL Media, Tristan Lecomte, co-founder and president of Pur Projet, explains how agroforestry can increase coffee farmers’ resilience to clima

Restoring Rwanda’s forests for food security
June 17, 2015

Rwanda’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Ministry of Agriculture will cooperate on a joint campaign for forest landscape restoration to ensure food security in the country, reports an article in

Funding boost for agroforestry and sustainable development
June 17, 2015

Programs to improve climate resilience in Africa and pave the way for sustainable development have received a boost with US $35 million in funding from the Global Environment Facility.