Agroforestry News

(Farestearnagriculture) Agroforestry a sustainable alternative to shifting cultivation in Myanmar
October 7, 2015

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has launched a new project promoting agroforestry as a sustainable alternative to shifting cultivation in the uplands of Myanmar.

(Upnairobi) Africa Insight Communications Breaks Barriers with Nairobi Social Good Summit
October 7, 2015

The team at Africa Insight Communications ensured the event was streamed live at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 27, 2015. Innovation, technology and social change

(Reuters) INSIGHT-Ivory Coast seeks to save forests from illegal cocoa boom
October 5, 2015

In Mont Peko National Park, thousands of leafless Iroko and Samba trees tower over a sea of lush plantations like headstones, a testament to the heavy environmental cost Ivory Coast has paid for a

Goal of land degradation neutrality will bring many critical benefits
October 2, 2015

“Countries that decide to address the land goal – Goal 15 – first can expect to reap quick gains in all other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” writes Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of th

New report on climate-proofing Africa
October 2, 2015

The key challenges in climate-proofing Africa’s smallholder farmers are addressed in a new report released by the Montpellier Panel:

Achieving the SDGs with integrated landscape management
October 2, 2015

A new brief outlines how Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) can provide a powerful toolkit for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across all ecotypes and land seas use systems

Investment in smallholders needed to avert a climate crisis in Africa
October 1, 2015

While investments in Africa are on the rise, in areas such as real estate, hospitality and construction, climate-related funds for the continent are virtually non-existent, reports an article in th

“Resuscitation” with trees in Zimbabwe
October 1, 2015

Zimbabwe’s environment minister has outlined plans for a national afforestation program that will see more than 60 million trees planted over the next 4-5 years, reports News Day.

Climate-smart agriculture and the CGIAR
October 1, 2015

In his address to a climate-smart agriculture event, organized by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Frank Rijsberman, CEO of the CGIAR Consortium outlined examples of demand-led

Conference investigates bioenergy investment and governance
October 1, 2015

The World Agroforestry will coordinate a high-level conference on bioenergy and development together with the Institute for Advanced Sustain