Agroforestry News

Ambitious agroforestry project announced for Panama
June 25, 2014

The ‘Alliance for 1 Million’ reforestation project in Panama aims to promote sustainable socioeconomic growth, combat climate change and enhance the value of ecosystems through agroforestry.

Genebank to preserve Indian mango varieties
June 25, 2014

The unique mango heritage of the Indian state of Odisha is being preserved in a germplasm bank.

14th CGIAR scientist wins World Food Prize
June 23, 2014

The 2014 World Food Prize winner is Sanjaya Rajaram, a wheat breeder with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).

Sustainable agriculture in Africa needs investment
June 23, 2014

“Now more than ever, innovative research on sustainable agriculture is crucial to Africa’s well-being,” says a post on the blog of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature initiative.

Agroforestry can stop land degradation
June 23, 2014

Participants at a global event to mark the World Day to Combat Desertification (17 June 2014) have heard how simple and affordable techniques, such as agroforestry, can stop land degradation.

The fight against land degradation
June 19, 2014

“Land degradation is emerging as one of the major global environmental issues of our time,” writes Gustavo A B da Fonseca from the Global Environment Facility in the Huffington Post on the

Developed countries need to be more active in combatting degradation
June 19, 2014

On 17 June, the World Day to Combat Desertification, developed countries are being encouraged to take a more active role in combatting land degradation and desertification.

Nestle shares experience in increasing smallholder productivity
June 18, 2014

Nutrition, water and rural development.

Reconciling power imbalances to manage landscapes
June 18, 2014

“Landscape governance must include processes that reconcile the needs of a variety of actors connected to a landscape and build an equitable system of decision-making among them,” says a post on th

Information on tree genetic resources vital for conservation and sustainable management of forests
June 16, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (16 June 2014) ------  Urgent action is needed by countries to better manage forest genetic resources, to ensure that people can continue to rely on these resou