Agroforestry News

(Version Daily) Prevailing challenges in cacao farming industry
February 23, 2015

The cacao or cocoa tree is one of the most important trees of the modern industrial world.

Going green in Rwanda
February 19, 2015

Rwanda’s efforts to balance its increasing population with protection of natural resources are reported in a release from KT Press.

Rural areas critical to achieving sustainable development
February 19, 2015

Smallholder farmers and rural people can play a critical role in achieving the post-2015 development agenda, says a concept note from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) prep

Climate-smart agriculture in Jamaica
February 19, 2015

A group of 186 farmers have graduated from a climate-smart agriculture farmer field school and climate change action training programme in Jamaica, as the island nation takes steps to mitigate and

Fellowships awarded to 70 outstanding African women scientists
February 18, 2015

Seventy women scientists from across Africa have just been awarded fellowships through the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) program.

Smallholders and agro-ecological approaches need international attention
February 17, 2015

The need to pay more attention to small-scale farmers and agro-ecological approaches is highlighted in an opinion piece in The Express Tribune.

Bihar State, India wants farmers to benefit from agroforestry
February 17, 2015

In a move to further boost agroforestry in the East Indian State of Bihar, foresters and forest guards are being trained in agroforestry, land management, nursery and plantation techniques.

Improved African crops will soon be available to fight malnutrition and hunger
February 16, 2015

Improved varieties of indigenous African species - Baobab, groundnuts, white sapota, custard apple, marula, African eggplant, drum stick, lablab beans, finger millet and the common bean – will soon

Leaving agriculture out of climate negotiations is a missed opportunity
February 16, 2015

A new climate deal is expected to be negotiated in Paris at the end of 2015 but currently there is no formal arrangement for addressing agriculture in the negotiations.

Soil must be treasured to sustain life
February 16, 2015

An article in The Guardian’s FAO Partner Zone looks at how soil – which may not be as visually striking as a green forest or appear as vital as fresh water – is just as important to sustai