Agroforestry News

With help, communities will mitigate climate change
July 10, 2014

Communities in Brazil and Indonesia would be willing to help mitigate climate change if they received assistance, according to research by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

Sustainable agriculture and its obstacles
July 10, 2014

An article on the DevEx website explores issues surrounding the challenge of meeting the world’s increasing demand for food sustainably and amid changes in climate.

Promising news for forests and trees in India
July 9, 2014

Tree cover in India has increased over the past 2 years, much of this from outside forest areas, according to the India State of Forest Report 2013.

Trees for food security in Uganda
July 9, 2014

Ugandan farmers are hoping for prosperity from trees under a new agroforestry project funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

Declining coffee production in Kenya
July 9, 2014

Young farmers in Kenya are “losing their patience” with coffee and venturing into other enterprises or moving to cities, according to a study by scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre.

African plant breeders progress with training
July 9, 2014

Plant breeders across Africa are sharpening their skills in the use of new technologies and current approaches, thanks to training provided by the African Plant Breeding Academy.

Revitalizing the Kihamba agroforestry system in Tanzania
July 8, 2014

Among the successes in climate-smart agriculture highlighted in a recent FAO report is the revitalization of the 800 year old Kihamba agroforestry system on the southern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro

(Malawi News Agency) Local delicacy threat to Conservation Agriculture
July 8, 2014

It was one of those days that I had to coversome function as a journalist atSimlemba in Kasungu, enjoying the ride while appreciating nature.

Integrated policies to reflect the diversity of Africa’s landscapes
July 7, 2014

To meet food security and development goals while protecting its natural resource base, Africa urgently needs an integrated landscapes approach to policy making.

Climate-smart agriculture: a new paradigm for the 21st century
July 7, 2014

Likening the choices before farmers to address climate change to the choices in radio stations on a long car journey, an article on Food Tank outlines how climate-smart agriculture can get