Agroforestry News

Food Tank to look at agricultural sustainability
May 9, 2013

Huffington Post carries an interview with Danielle Nierenberg who formerly worked with Nourishing the Planet and the Worldwatch Institute, and has now co-founded

Agroforestry and SALT in the Philippines explained
May 8, 2013

Combining reforestation and farming in the Philippines may have several names, but it all involves agroforestry; planting woody perennials and crops together to increase yields and prevent soil ero

Managing climate risks for coffee Uganda
May 7, 2013

A new project will investigate climate vulnerability across the coffee value chain in Uganda, from farming to processing and marketing.

Can the Great Green Wall counter terrorism?
May 6, 2013

The Great Green Wall, a revegetated corridor extending from Senegal in the west to Djibouti in the east, might have the potential to combat terrorism in the Sahel region of Africa.

New UN body to advise on climate technology
May 6, 2013

SciDev.Net reports on the establishment of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) which aims to transfer technology from rich nations to developing countries without compromising

Landscape approach allows business to share risks and benefit
May 2, 2013

A new report from the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative shows how businesses trying to deal with climate change, water shortages or community relations issues can improve t

Investing in ecosystem services for food security
May 1, 2013

A new study by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) aims to show how their investments in ecosystem services over the past two decades have crossed the boundaries of agriculture and environment

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