Agroforestry News

Greater attention must be paid to analyzing soil quality in Kenya February 27, 2014

Soil fertility in Kenya is in crisis according to a new study showing that more than 95 per cent of smallholder farms have severe depletion of essential soil nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorous and po

Study on reducing smallholder farming emissions February 27, 2014

Scientists are working with farmers in Kenya to help them sustainably manage their land in ways that maximize efficiency, increase income and help mitigate climate change.

Trees a necessity for future of Lower Mekong February 27, 2014

A new working paper by scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre investigates how agroforestry systems and non-forest trees could support ecosystem services in the Lower Mekong Basin.

Making PES fair February 26, 2014

Payments for ecosystem services can promote healthier ecosystems and fairer deals for smallholders, but who will pay for these schemes, asks an article in EcoBusiness.

Combatting erosion with profitable agroforestry February 26, 2014

Gully erosion in the west of Uganda has driven farmers to practice agroforestry which is not only holding the soil but also proving profitable.

Booming rubber industry in China threatens environment February 25, 2014

China’s US $30 billion rubber industry, fueled by the demand for car tires, is seeing once-forested areas converted to vast rubber plantations.

Kenya’s tree growers want greater recognition February 25, 2014

Kenya needs to shift its efforts away from government-owned forests to increasing agroforestry and commercial tree farming to help meet the country’s energy needs.

Let’s not put Carbon ahead of livelihoods and food security February 24, 2014

How can agroforestry systems be scaled-up and intensified without losing their benefits, especially to food security and nutrition?

Indian biofuel model attracts international attention February 24, 2014

An article in the New Indian Express reports that scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre plan to visit the state of Karnataka in the south west of India during the National Conferen

Food security relies on engaging youth in farming February 24, 2014

We might have the technology and even the finance needed to ensure global food security, but how can this be achieved if youth are not interested in a future of farming?