Agroforestry News

Countries urged to follow India’s lead on agroforestry policy February 19, 2014

As the World Congress on Agroforestry wrapped up last week, a joint communique was developed calling on governments and policy makers to prioritize the promotion of agroforestry by formulating nati

Improved collaboration needed in agroforestry February 19, 2014

Agroforestry researchers need to work better with governments, farmers and development partners, according to Shri Krishna Byre Gowda, Minister of Agriculture in Karnataka State in South West India

(The Guardian) Agroforestry in India: new national policy sets the bar high February 18, 2014

The World Congress on Agroforestry was held in New Delhi, India from 10-14 February 2014.  One of the issues that stood out during the four day conference, was that despite the

(Star) Major project to study genes of 100 crops begins February 18, 2014

Scientists in Nairobi have started to analyse the genetic makeup of 100 African crops in a mammoth project that will last five years.

Internationally Recognized Woman Leader Named as New AWARD Director: Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg February 4, 2014

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(ECOLOGIST) GMO-free bioscience to feed Africa's farming families January 31, 2014

For 600 million rural people across Africa, the food they grow is the food they eat.

Efforts to save the Mara River January 22, 2014

Communities in the Mara River basin are banding together to improve water quantity and quality through measures such as agroforestry, reforestation and alternative livelihood options.

Sustainable agriculture project in Kenya earns carbon credits January 22, 2014

A sustainable agriculture project in Kenya has not only been the first of its kind to earn carbon credits, it is also increasing crop yields.

Tree cover and nutrition closely linked January 22, 2014

Research by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) shows that children living in areas of Africa with heavy tree cover tend to have more nutritious diets.

Ethiopian farmers embark on agroforestry January 22, 2014

Farmer field schools in Ethiopia are helping to introduce commercial tree enterprises that benefit communities and the environment.