Agroforestry News

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?

New food production models needed in Africa February 24, 2014

Agriculture in Africa, which supports more than 70 percent of the continent’s one billion people and provides 67 per cent of jobs, is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

Soil carbon must not be overlooked in climate change mitigation February 21, 2014

A new study has shown just how much carbon is stored globally in soils, and how important this is to climate change mitigation.

New briefs on agroforestry in degraded areas and in home gardens February 21, 2014

The Stockholm Environment Institute has released 2 new briefs looking at the role of agroforestry in restoring degraded lands while providing livelihood benefits, and how agroforestry in h

Rebuilding with agroforestry after Haiyan February 20, 2014

On the Philippine island of Panay, reforestation efforts are underway focusing on indigenous tree and plant species with root systems that can withstand mudslides and future typhoons.

PES schemes proving more effective than carbon credits in Kenya February 20, 2014

The effectiveness of a Payment for Ecosystem Services scheme in Kenya is discussed in an article on the website of the Thomson Reuters Foundation.