Agroforestry News

Equator Prize winners announced
June 11, 2014

The recipients of the 2014 Equator Prize exemplify community, grassroots efforts around the world to tackle climate change, environment and poverty.

Pitfalls with PES in Vietnam
June 11, 2014

The issue of whether Payments for Environmental Services (PES) schemes in Vietnam are environmentally or financially sustainable is discussed in an article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.<

Business and the landscape approach
June 11, 2014

The disconnect between commodities and landscapes was under discussion in Bonn, Germany during a side event hosted by the World Agroforestry Centre at the 40th session of the Subsidiary

Push for agroforestry in India
June 11, 2014

The Indian state of Jharkhand is being urged to encourage agroforestry to revive green cover and generate employment.

FAO release success stories in climate-smart agriculture
June 9, 2014

Climate-smart agriculture can “improve farm yields and household incomes, leading to stronger, more resilient communities," said Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General of the UN Food and Agricultur

Gender and tree planting story wins blog competition
June 9, 2014

A story about the relationship between gender and tree planting by Seline Meijer, PhD student with the World Agroforestry Centre, has been chosen as the winner for East Africa in a CGIAR

Beer grows on trees in India
June 6, 2014

A local Indian beer made from the leaves of the ‘salfi’ tree is substantially increasing the incomes of tribespeople in the state of Chhattisgarh.

Ecosystem-based adaptation and the smallholder
June 6, 2014

In a blog on the website of Conservation International (CI), Cecilia Harvey, vice president of ecosystem services at CI, gives a personal account of how smallholder farmers in rural Santa Elena are

Learning about landscapes in Sri Lanka
June 5, 2014

A recent landscapes workshop may have baffled local farmers, but scientists say it is important for them to be involved in the process as fellow stakeholders.

Building climate resilience in Rwanda
June 5, 2014

A new project in Rwanda aims to combat the impacts of climate change in disaster-prone areas in the northwest of the country.