Agroforestry News

Family farmers nourishing the world October 23, 2013

Vietnam benefits from its pepper industry October 22, 2013

Pepper exports are booming in Vietnam, up $50 million from the previous year.

Agroforestry being encouraged in Punjab October 22, 2013

Agroforestry in the Indian state of Punjab is set to increase with the government providing over 10 million free seedlings to farmers.

Soil carbon needs attention in building climate resilience October 22, 2013

Managing soils sustainably is essential to productive agriculture in the face of climate change.

Agroforestry on the big screen October 21, 2013

Green Screen, Trinidad’s annual environmental film series will run from 31 October to 13 November with a focus on climate change.

Degradation in Madagascar provides agroforestry opportunity October 21, 2013

The deforested hillsides of Madagascar are the focus of internationally-funded reforestation efforts but local farmers are actually benefiting from the degraded landscape.

Spotlight on producing food sustainably October 21, 2013

While advances in agriculture have been able to significantly increase food production since the middle of the 20th century, hunger and unequal access to food, land and resources continue.

India discusses a national agroforestry policy October 21, 2013

A national agroforestry policy is being called for in India to help coordinate activities among stakeholders and take agroforestry to a ‘higher level’.

Useful resources on sustainable food production October 18, 2013

A range of resources available on sustainable food production are summarized in an article on the website SciDev.Net.

Climate-smart agriculture can help change the equation October 17, 2013

“Ingenuity and innovative solutions” will be needed to address the problem of increasing demand for food with shrinking agricultural production.