Agroforestry News

The power of girls
October 10, 2014

October 11 is International Day of the Girl aimed at recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

(TEMPO.CO) Scientist Argues Trees on Farms will Secure Asia's Food Supply
October 7, 2014

Food security is arguably the most serious issue facing the planet.

Agroforestry boosting milk production in western Kenya
October 6, 2014

For Wilson Mosbei, a dairy farmer in Nandi Country, western Kenya, climate-smart agriculture is paying off, in terms of milk production, food security and additional income.

Agroforestry for adaptation in Thailand
October 6, 2014

By modifying traditional farming practices and incorporating agroforestry, villagers in northern Thailand have managed to prevent landslides and ensure a supply of food for their community.

New climate-smart agriculture network for East Africa
October 6, 2014

Creating a climate-smart agriculture network for East Africa that will strengthen the livelihoods and food security of millions of farmers was the goal of a 3-day dialogue held in Nairobi, Kenya.

Agricultural research needs renewed emphasis and funding
October 6, 2014

“Solving the world's looming food crisis will require big investments in agricultural research, yet public support for that is lagging,” says an article in the National Geographic.

(Coastweek) Kenyan scientists set up laboratory on climate change
October 6, 2014

For Kenya’s James Ochola, farming has been his business since he dropped out of school two decades ago. Ochola has perennially grown maize, millet, beans and groundnut in his two acres land th

Understanding the landscape approach
October 2, 2014

A recent seminar has attempted to better understand the landscape approach and how it can be made to work for the benefit of people and the planet.

The agroecology movement is growing
October 2, 2014

“The wide application of agroecological practices such as agroforestry is a no brainer,” writes Gina Castillo, Agriculture Program Manager at Oxfam America in an article about a recent agr

Towards sustainability in the coffee sector
October 2, 2014

On international coffee day – 29 September – the Business Environment Network looks at 2 new initiatives aimed at improving sustainability in the coffee sector.