Agroforestry News

Opportunities and challenges for agroforestry in India
December 18, 2013

Agroforestry can be a solution to supplying India with timber and fuel wood without further deforestation or reliance on expensive wood imports.

(Reuters) New African academy to nurture nutritious "orphan" crops
December 17, 2013


A new approach to managing erosion in Costa Rica’s coffee farms
December 16, 2013

Scientists have developed a new technique for managing soil erosion in coffee agroforestry systems in Costa Rica.

Development and environmental protection go hand-in-hand in Jamaica
December 13, 2013

A 3 year project to help Jamaica adapt to climate change and contribute to sustainable development has been lauded a success.

Agroforestry for sustainable farming in Fiji
December 13, 2013

Agroforestry training in Fiji is increasing the knowledge and capacity of farmers to improve food, nutrition and income security as well as improve their resilience to climate change while conservi

Moving to climate-smart cocoa production in Ghana
December 12, 2013

Ghana’s cocoa producers are learning about climate-smart agriculture practices and how they can help in mitigating and adapting to climate change.

Trees for Food Security in Ethiopia and Rwanda
December 12, 2013

Farmers in Ethiopia and Rwanda are being encouraged to grow trees rather than remove them to improve food security.

Agroforestry can take pressure off Indian forests
December 12, 2013

With forest resources in India under pressure from continued exploitation, agroforestry can help to provide fuel, fodder and timber.

Sustainable development possible in Africa
December 12, 2013

Sustainable development is possible in Africa through ‘low-carbon climate resilient development’ and increased national and donor funding.

(CCTV Africa) Examining Africa's orphan crops
December 9, 2013

The African Orphan Crops Consortium (AOCC) opened the African Plant Breeding Academy on 3 December 2013 to help improve the livelihoods of Africa’s smallholder farmers and their families, reduce hu