Agroforestry News

Forests, Trees and Agroforestry Annual Report
June 6, 2013

The annual report for the Forests, Trees and Agroforestry research program of the CGIAR has been published, showing impact under the themes: production systems and markets; conservation and managem

New technology for managing human-wildlife conflict
June 6, 2013

New satellite technology devised by scientists at the World Agroforestry Centre will help to better manage some of the world’s richest game reserves and protected lands.

Is there an alternative to palm oil?
June 3, 2013

Palm oil is an industrial feedstock and used in confectionary, cosmetics, detergents and biofuels.

In Lake Victoria, agroforestry and family planning go hand-in-hand
June 3, 2013

A project which takes an integrated approach to population, health and environmental issues is helping fishing families on Bussi Island in Lake Victoria, Uganda to diversify their livelihood option

Transitioning to a green economy in Africa
May 31, 2013

A new report from the African Development Bank urges the continent to embrace green growth.

Restoring peatlands in Borneo
May 31, 2013

Communities on the Indonesian island of Borneo are being given opportunities to improve their livelihood and protect one of the country’s most environmentally precious regions.

Farmers in Ghana won’t protect trees unless they benefit
May 30, 2013

A new study shows that if farmers in Ghana benefit from the timber trees on their farms, they’ll be more likely to plant or preserve those species.

Attracting youth to agriculture in Tanzania
May 30, 2013

Attracting more youth into agriculture and agribusiness in Tanzania requires overcoming negative perceptions, providing education on entrepreneurship initiatives and easy access to capital through

Lessons from carbon markets for smallholders in Africa
May 29, 2013

A new policy brief looks at the lessons learned from six carbon markets for smallholder farming communities in Africa.

Agroforestry and bee-keeping aids Lake Victoria wetlands
May 29, 2013

Residents of Nyando in Kisumu County, Kenya are undertaking activities to protect wetlands and diversify their income.