Agroforestry News

Guide to conservation agriculture with trees April 23, 2014

A new guide by the World Agroforestry Centre will assist with training farmers to implement Conservation Agriculture with Trees.

Replicate coffee agroforestry to fight climate change April 23, 2014

Globally, coffee production is in danger. An article in The Conversation says climate change will compound the economic problems already faced by coffee farmers around the world.

Partnership to regreen Kenya April 23, 2014

A major new partnership has ambitious plans to plant billions of trees across Kenya to improve the environment and address the impacts of climate change.

Successes from a Sahelian parkland project April 23, 2014

A project aimed at conserving agroforestry parklands in the Sahel and diversifying local livelihoods in the face of climate change has wrapped up with several successes.

Ethiopia’s northern landscape transformed with trees April 17, 2014

The Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia is perhaps best known internationally for images of famine victims which were broadcast around the world in the mid-1980s.

Call for nominations to 2014 Wangari Maathai Award April 17, 2014

Nominations are now open for the Wangari Maathai Award 2014 which recognizes outstanding individuals who are improving our forests and the lives of people who depend on them.

Overcoming obstacles to grow African agriculture April 17, 2014

Agriculture is the cornerstone of economic growth, poverty reduction and food security in sub-Saharan Africa, but its potential needs to be unlocked.

From policy to action with REDD April 16, 2014

An article on the European Commission’s Research and Innovation website summarizes outcomes from REDD-ALERT project which ran from 2009-2012 with 12 partner organizations and a focus on 4

Climate change the focus of status report on African agriculture April 16, 2014

The 2014 Africa Agriculture Status Report is expected to focus on the effects of climate change on smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and how climate smart agriculture can increase productiv

Rising demand for herbal medicine can increase cultivation of medicinal trees April 15, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (14 April 2014) -----Formalizing trade in herbal medicinal products has the potential to increase the demand for on-farm grown raw material and raise the level of cu