Agroforestry News

Scientist debunk myths about swidden agriculture
May 25, 2015

Agroforestry gives Indian farmers higher profits
May 25, 2015

Farmers in India who grow Eucalyptus and Poplar trees alongside traditional crops have been shown to increase their net profits by 2.5 to 3 times within 7 years.

Organic fertilizers – including human waste – can improve soil fertility in drylands
May 25, 2015

Soil fertility not water is the main constraint in crop production in the drylands, says an article in Kenya’s Daily Nation, explaining how many farmers can utilize livestock manure and ag

Project to improve coastal landscape management in Ghana
May 25, 2015

Coastal districts in the Western Region of Ghana are set to benefit from a US $3.3 million US-funded project aimed at strengthening capacity for low emissions development through improved coastal f

What would it take to make agriculture sustainable in Mozambique?
May 21, 2015

Large-scale investments are often considered a major driver of agricultural growth in food insecure countries, but these do not always result in sustainable farming practices and may not benefit sm

New network for biochar in Africa
May 21, 2015

Researchers and development professionals with experience and interest in biochar are being sought for a new network.

Zambia need conservation agriculture
May 21, 2015

Conservation agriculture is “one of the most efficient and scientifically proven adaptation options,” says a story in the Daily Mail, but its adoption in Zambia has been relatively low.

Nepal moves ahead on a national agroforestry policy
May 19, 2015

Nepal has taken its first step towards developing a national agroforestry policy, following a three-day consultation workshop held from 26-28 March in Kathmandu.

Major funding boost for agriculture in Ghana
May 19, 2015

A major funding boost for agriculture in Ghana aims to promote climate change adaptation and better link smallholder farmers to markets.

Better livelihoods through tree nursery training in The Gambia
May 19, 2015

Farmers in the Lower Badibou District of the North Bank Region, The Gambia, have been receiving training in tree nursery management as part of a project to promote agroforestry.