Agroforestry News

Policies needed for sub-Saharan Africa to become climate-smart
October 5, 2013

A new policy brief outlines the many benefits of climate-smart agriculture and advocates for its urgent integration into national agricultural development policy and planning processes in sub-Sahar

EU grant to aid forest management in Honduras
October 2, 2013

Honduras is set to benefit from greater forestry and agroforestry research through a €47 million grant from the European Union.

Alternative livelihoods for financial and environmental benefit in Ghana
October 2, 2013

Reducing deforestation and forest degradation, increasing carbon stocks and reducing poverty are the aims of a new US $10 million project in Ghana

Organic farming can improve yields, food security and income
October 2, 2013

At the farm level, organic farming has the ability to improve smallholder crop yields, food security and income, according to a new study by scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre and Sustai

Kenya to measure GHG emissions from smallholder agriculture
October 2, 2013

A new climate station in Kenya will demonstrate how to measure greenhouse gas emissions from smallholder agriculture as part of project to advise farmers on improved agricultural practices that can

(scidev.net) Switch to organic farming may boost yields and incomes
October 1, 2013

Switching to organic and resource-conserving methods of farming can improve smallholder crop yields, food security and income.

Agriculture - forestry disconnect in Nepal
September 30, 2013

While farmers in Nepal easily marry forestry and agricultural practices on their land, there is little connection between the 2 sectors in the country’s policy practice, says a story in The Ind

Horticulture needs more attention in Malawi
September 30, 2013

The Malawi government is being urged to prioritize horticulture and increase production to meet high demand in the country for quality fruit and vegetables.

Indian institute transfers agroforestry technology to farmers
September 30, 2013

Through using the village of Kandiyur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu as a demonstration site for agroforestry, enterprising farmers are benefitting from tree cultivation.

Ethiopian farmers reluctant to plant trees
September 27, 2013

Ethiopia needs trees to meet its demand for wood, but getting farmers to plant them on their land is proving a challenge.