Agroforestry News

Centre becoming carbon neutral
May 1, 2013

The World Agroforestry Centre has managed to offset 2,161 tonnes of carbon dioxide from its 2011 office operations and staff travel.

Orphan crop gene sequences to be made available
May 1, 2013

Data being developed by the African Orphan Crop Consortium (AOCC) will be made publically available, helping to improve nutrition in Africa.

Media competition to focus on African women in agriculture
April 30, 2013

Journalists from sub-Saharan Africa are invited to submit original print or radio features that highlight the role of African women in agriculture to a competition that could win them a place at th

Climate adaptation through agroforestry in Vietnam
April 27, 2013

A new study co-authored by scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre shows how maintaining and enhancing locally evolved agroforestry systems can help farmers adapt to climate change.

Success story for agroforestry cooperatives in Haiti
April 27, 2013

A blog post on the Clinton Foundation’s website tells the story of Timote Georges who, through the Smallholder Farmers Alliance, is promoting agroforestry to both restore tree cover in Haiti and im

Agroforestry project in finals for Africa Innovation prize
April 27, 2013

Finalists in the Innovation Prize for Africa include an agroforestry model farm in Sudan that produces innovative sources of income from moringa leaves, seeds and jatropha seeds.

EC calls for action on climate change
April 26, 2013

A new statement by the European Commission recognizes that agriculture will be directly impacted by climate change.

Agroforestry and afforestation in Thylo, Malawi
April 26, 2013

In an effort to curb deforestation in the Thylo district of Malawi, 4 million trees have been planted, close to 2 million of these in agroforestry systems.

Quality not just quantity important for cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire
April 26, 2013

Producing more cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire is one thing, but the cocoa also needs to be high quality which requires good post-harvest techniques.

Major development agencies call for sustainable economic growth
April 25, 2013

In an effort to reduce the share of the world's population living in extreme poverty by 2030 to just 3 per cent, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund together with the United Nations are