Agroforestry News

Philippines agroforestry congress
March 24, 2014

Agroforestry has gained prominence in the Philippines in recent years for its potential to alleviate many of the country’s environmental and agricultural issues.

Coffee growing and conservation in Colombia
March 20, 2014

Conserving biodiversity and improving production is possible in coffee growing areas, as a new program in Colombia shows.

Boosting productivity in Zanzibar
March 20, 2014

Improved seed varieties and new farming practices are expected to help Zanzibar farmers improve their productivity and reduce rural poverty.

France provides trees for arid areas in Kenya
March 20, 2014

A community reforestation program in arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya is expected to transform the lives of farming communities.

Mars pledges to source sustainable palm oil
March 17, 2014

Mars Inc. has made a commitment to source only legally produced palm oil that does not come from areas of high conservation value or areas with high carbon stocks, such as tropical rainforests.

Trees and bees revitalize Ethiopian highlands
March 17, 2014

CNN has produced 3 short documentaries about the environmental transformation which has occurred in the region of Tigray in the northern highlands of Ethiopia, and how beekeeping is benefitting loc

Columbian cattle ranchers benefit from agroforestry
March 17, 2014

Integrating trees with cattle is increasing production, reducing the amount of land needed for farming and decreasing fertilizer use in Columbia.

Agroforestry transformation inspiration for winning film
March 13, 2014

The story of a Peruvian farmer who has switched from slash and burn agriculture to practicing agroforestry and protecting the forest has won this year’s UN Forum on Forests Short Film Festival.

Global food system needs an overhaul
March 12, 2014

Current food systems that fail poor countries need to be reformed, says Olivier De Schutter, the UN special rapporteur on the right to food in his final report.

Agroforestry a win-win for reforestation and agriculture
March 12, 2014

How agroforestry can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation while also providing livelihood benefits to farmers in Africa is the subject of an article in Current Opinion in Envi