Agroforestry News

African agriculture needs African solutions August 10, 2015

African family farms need technology generated by African scientists in Africa to increase productivity, according to Dr Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in ch

Simpler, cheaper soil analysis is a win-win for all August 6, 2015

Soil infrared spectroscopy offers farmers a fast, low-cost soil analysis technique, says an article in African Farming.

African ecosystem-based adaptation assembly established August 6, 2015

A new African institution has been established to promote Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EBA) as a tool to address chronic food insecurity in Africa, while contributing to sustainable agricultural pro

There’s no one way to feed the world August 6, 2015

“Food and philosophy don’t mix,” says Tamar Haspel in an opinion piece in the Columbia Daily Tribune which looks at different approaches to production, from modern conventional agriculture

Kenyan tea factory switches to cleaner, greener briquettes August 5, 2015

The Makomboki Tea Factory in Kenya is using briquettes, made from biomass byproducts, in its drying process, which will ‘save’ 60,000 trees each year.

Ugandan and Australian farmers share agroforestry experiences August 5, 2015

Ugandan farmer, Jimmy Musiime has been learning about agroforestry the ‘Australian way’ through a visit to the Victorian Otway Ranges.

Towards a greener India August 5, 2015

The Government of India has issued a press release outlining several measures it has initiated to increase forest and tree cover in the country.

Push for climate-smart agriculture in East Africa August 5, 2015

Uganda’s Agriculture Minister, Tress Bucyanayandi, has called for greater training for farmers in climate-smart agriculture practices, such as agroforestry, water harvesting and mulching in order t

(Africa Farming) Spectroscopy analysis of soil to help farmers August 5, 2015

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has developed a new, faster, low-cost laboratory-based soil analysis technique. Developed by the African Soil Information Service (AfSIS) project, the new

New archive established for postgraduate dissertations August 4, 2015

Postgraduate theses and dissertations can now be archived and made freely available to researchers.