Agroforestry News

Private sector commits to restoration through agroforestry in Latin America
December 11, 2014

Initiative 20x20 which plans to restore degraded land across Latin America to reduce greenhouse emissions will rely on private sector investment rather than grants.

New book looks at what it takes to build a climate-smart landscape
December 10, 2014

A new book published by the World Agroforestry Centre looks at the pathways, methods and tools needed to build sustainable landscapes that deliver multiple services and fulfill man

Push for bamboo to be recognized in climate change mitigation
December 10, 2014

A new report shows how bamboo can restore degraded lands and forests, store carbon and supply energy to millions of rural communities.

Agroforestry features in new Colombian Amazon conservation project
December 10, 2014

A new project aimed at reducing deforestation and preserving biodiversity the Colombian Amazon plans to introduce agroforestry as an alternative livelihood strategy for indigenous communities.

Home gardens buffer climate change
December 10, 2014

Home gardens in rural areas can “tackle poverty, build resilience to climate change and ensure food security,” say Indian scientists.

Support women to reduce hunger
December 8, 2014

Given the right support, women can significantly boost yields and help make farming more resilient, writes Alina Paul-Bossuet of the CGIAR in an

Massive effort in Latin American to restore degraded land
December 8, 2014

Eight Latin American countries have announced an initiative to restore 20 million hectares of degraded forest and farmland, reports Reuters.

Focus on soils needed to build a food secure Africa
December 8, 2014

The declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Soils by the United Nations aims to highlight the importance of soil health to food security.

(AFK Insider) How Mobile Technology Makes Business Easier For African Farmers
December 8, 2014

In this episode of Innovate Africa, we are looking at how mobile technology has been used to make business easier for African farmers.

(Saturday Nation) Get rid of waste water, make cash with eucalyptus
December 6, 2014

Despite the thirsty nature of eucalyptus, scientists have found out that the water sucking trees can easily be used to get rid of sewage water, thus, producing high quality poles for electricity su