Agroforestry News

ICRAF at Our Common Future Under Climate Change, 7-10 July, France
July 3, 2015

Researchers from the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) will be part of some 2000 scientists and policy makers gathered at the International Scientific Conference,

Congo Basin Forest Partnership discusses future commitments
July 2, 2015

An article on the website of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) reports on the recent meeting of Partners of the

2015s biggest climate science conference
June 30, 2015

The year’s most important climate science conference, being held in Paris, France from 7-10 July 2015, will address key issues concerning climate change in the broader context of global change.

Turning a weed into biofuel
June 30, 2015

The Croton tree (Croton megalocarpus) is abundant in fields and villages in East Africa but the nuts it p

Towards greater agroforestry adoption in Central Asia
June 30, 2015

A new working paper discusses how the adoption of agroforestry for ecosystem and livelihood improvement can be enhanced in Central Asian countries.

New climate adaptation project for West Africa
June 29, 2015

The World Agroforestry Centre will lead a new USD 2 million project in West Africa aimed at helping smallholder farmers adapt to climate change.

Preserving traditional medicine knowledge in the Amazon
June 25, 2015

The indigenous Matsés peoples of Brazil and Peru have created a 500-page encyclopedia of their traditional medicinal knowledge to keep their traditions alive.

Montpellier Declaration calls for action on land degradation
June 25, 2015

The interlinkages between global warming, land degradation and climate change could result in “a spiral of negative chain effects" on ecosystem services and livelihoods, says a new declaration.

Study shows benefits of agroforestry outweigh costs
June 24, 2015

Economic valuations of sustainable land management practices in Jordan, Mali and Sudan have found that in all cases, benefits outweigh management and implementation costs.

New book on sustainable management of mountain soils
June 24, 2015

In this, the International Year of Soils, the FAO has released a new book on the sustainable management of mountain soils.