Agroforestry News

Breeding Africa’s neglected yet valuable ‘orphan’ crops
August 28, 2014

Africa’s iconic baobab tree will be first plant to be genetically mapped by the African Orphan Crops Consortium.

Inter-disciplinary support for climate-smart agriculture
August 28, 2014

The potential of climate-smart agriculture to help achieve food security, reduce poverty and create economic development while enhancing the resilience of natural and agricultural ecosystem functio

Revitalizing agriculture in Swaziland
August 28, 2014

“Agriculture is on its way to become a key driver of Swaziland’s development,” says an article on EIN Presswire.

Agroforestry efforts in Nepal
August 28, 2014

A project in Nepal is helping farmers integrate trees for ecological and economic benefits.

Can the SDGs turn us into better land users?
August 26, 2014

The proposed Sustainable Development Goals might just be able to “turn us into better [land] users than any other generation, but only if we are bold enough to adopt sustainable land use practices,

Eye on Asia during World Water Week
August 25, 2014

Held every year as part of World Water Week, ‘Eye on Asia’ aims to focus attention on current and emerging issues and challenges in the

Helping vulnerable communities in Rwanda adapt to climate change
August 25, 2014

A new project in Rwanda aims to mitigate the effects of climate change through agroforestry and other initiatives.

Trees provide hope to farmers in West Africa
August 25, 2014

Farmers in West Africa are now growing fruit and vegetables on once heavily degraded land, providing for their families and passing on knowledge about successful techniques to their neighbors.

(The Guardian) Milking it: dairy farmers in east Africa are earning more by learning more
August 22, 2014

The use of volunteer farmer trainers has more than doubled volumes of milk sold. But how do you get them to stay?

(Devex) How agricultural research is creating a different future
August 22, 2014

Few global disasters in history have had an international profile equal to the famine that ravished the Horn of Africa exactly 30 years ago.