Agroforestry News

Sustainable agriculture in Africa needs investment
June 23, 2014

“Now more than ever, innovative research on sustainable agriculture is crucial to Africa’s well-being,” says a post on the blog of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature initiative.

Agroforestry can stop land degradation
June 23, 2014

Participants at a global event to mark the World Day to Combat Desertification (17 June 2014) have heard how simple and affordable techniques, such as agroforestry, can stop land degradation.

The fight against land degradation
June 19, 2014

“Land degradation is emerging as one of the major global environmental issues of our time,” writes Gustavo A B da Fonseca from the Global Environment Facility in the Huffington Post on the

Developed countries need to be more active in combatting degradation
June 19, 2014

On 17 June, the World Day to Combat Desertification, developed countries are being encouraged to take a more active role in combatting land degradation and desertification.

Nestle shares experience in increasing smallholder productivity
June 18, 2014

Nutrition, water and rural development.

Reconciling power imbalances to manage landscapes
June 18, 2014

“Landscape governance must include processes that reconcile the needs of a variety of actors connected to a landscape and build an equitable system of decision-making among them,” says a post on th

(The Star) Nestle boss reveals new plan for farmers
June 17, 2014

Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle has mentioned the possibility of setting up a coffee factory in Kenya to process its popular Nescafe brands.

Information on tree genetic resources vital for conservation and sustainable management of forests
June 16, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (16 June 2014) ------  Urgent action is needed by countries to better manage forest genetic resources, to ensure that people can continue to rely on these resou

Alpine meadows retracting with climate change
June 16, 2014

Research is showing that climate change is converting alpine meadows to shrub-dominated ecosystems with alpine plants migrating further up mountains in search of cooler temperatures and new habitat

Volunteer farmer trainers fill extension officer gap
June 16, 2014

With a declining number of extension officers in Kenya, a study by the World Agroforestry Centre shows how volunteer farmers can successfully train others without being paid for their services.