Agroforestry News

Zimbabwe women cultivate a brighter future
December 18, 2014

Rural women in Nyanga, northeastern Zimbabwe are increasing their incomes through domesticating, cultivating and selling fruit and medicinal trees.

Chocolate to be more lucrative than drugs
December 18, 2014

Colombian farmers are being encouraged to grow cocoa for a new premium chocolate bar in place of illicit drugs.

A wrap-up of the Centre’s involvement in climate talks
December 18, 2014

Scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre hosted and participated in a range of events as part of the UN climate change talks (COP20) in Lima, Peru in December 2014.

(The Davis Enterprise) UCD’s plant breeding academy to help with food security
December 18, 2014

The African Plant Breeding Academy, run by UC Davis in collaboration with Mars Inc. and their global partners, graduated its first class of plant breeders in Nairobi, Kenya, last week.

Major study to identify value of trees in the landscape
December 17, 2014

An ambitious research initiative across 9 countries is seeking to identify exactly how trees contribute to a healthier and more sustainable environment.

Empowered women: a vital strategy to address climate change
December 17, 2014

Climate change is likely to exacerbate inequalities, especially for women in poor countries who directly depend on the natural environment, says an opinion piece in Inter Press Service New

Building Africa’s capacity to breed nutritious crops
December 17, 2014

The graduation of the first group of 23 researchers from the African Plant Breeding Academy will help develop the capacity of local scientists in producing plants that can improve food security and

Focus on water, food and energy ahead of cutting emissions
December 17, 2014

With attention turning to a new climate protocol that will be decided on in Paris in 2015, an article on Live Science suggests the developing world needs to focus more on solutions that ad

(The Star) 23 botanists graduate from the African plant breeding academy
December 16, 2014

“I have been exposed to the use of modern molecular approaches in plant breeding and I will share the knowledge I have learnt with my fellow scientists,” John Onditi, a potato breeder from Karlo Ti

Training African plant breeders to improve food security and nutrition
December 15, 2014

The African Plant Breeding Academy has graduated its first group of plant breeders; a major step forward in helping to increase food security and eliminate malnutrition and stunting among Africa’s