Agroforestry News

DF: Embrapa assina acordo para produção de biocombustíveis alternativos
August 19, 2014

A macaúba, uma espécie de palmeira nativa do Brasil, ganhará um novo incremento para a sua utilização como alternativa na produção de biocombustíveis.

Sustaining forests, sustaining people: IUFRO Congress
August 18, 2014

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), of which the World Agroforestry Centre is a member, will hold its 24th World Congress from 5 to 11 October 2014 in Salt Lake City,

(The Star) Sh2.8 million banana project for Ungunja farmers
August 18, 2014

Farmers in Unguja will benefit from a Sh2.8 million programme that seeks to enhance production of bananas and sweet potatoes in the subcounty.

Nurturing trees in Mali
August 14, 2014

Agroforestry is helping farmers in Mali increase their resilience to the impacts of drought and climate change and providing them with a range of products.

Huge potential for Shea in Nigeria
August 14, 2014

Nigeria is home to a wide range of plant species with medicinal value, but the potential of many of these is yet to be unearthed, reports an article in Punch.

Village autonomy will help in managing Indonesian landscapes
August 13, 2014

Watershed areas are the most appropriate landscape units to manage natural resources, writes Edi Purwanto, Director of Tropenbos International’s Indonesia Program in an article in the Jakarta P

African leaders will invest in agriculture to end hunger by 2025
August 13, 2014

African leaders have agreed to end hunger and cut poverty in half by 2025 by signing the Malabo Declaration during a meeting of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government.

(FoodTank) Food Security Program in Mali Inspires Culture of Conservation
August 13, 2014

Since the seventeenth century, the Sahel drought has periodically devastated a band of countries in West and Central Africa

Summit to discuss food security in Asia Pacific
August 11, 2014

The imminent food security crisis in the Asia Pacific region will be the focus of a summit to be attended by representatives from over 300 governments, UN and intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, deve

Rejuvenating agroforestry in the Pacific
August 11, 2014

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has plans to “re-ignite” agroforestry across the Pacific, according to an interview on ABC radio Australia.