Agroforestry News

Major funding boost for agriculture in Ghana
May 19, 2015

A major funding boost for agriculture in Ghana aims to promote climate change adaptation and better link smallholder farmers to markets.

Better livelihoods through tree nursery training in The Gambia
May 19, 2015

Farmers in the Lower Badibou District of the North Bank Region, The Gambia, have been receiving training in tree nursery management as part of a project to promote agroforestry.

Protecting forests, shea and livelihoods in Burkina Faso
May 18, 2015

A tree nursery in Cassou, southern Burkina Faso, is helping women to remain self-sufficient as well as restoring native forest, reports an article on the website of the Thomson Reuters Foundati

Superior fruit trees in the Philippines
May 18, 2015

Central Luzon State University is seeking to establish a permanent and large-scale source of planting materials of high-value fruit trees, reports The Philippine Star.

Greenpeace report pushes for ecological farming in Africa
May 18, 2015

A new report by Greenpeace demonstrates how ecological farming practices, such as agroforestry, water harvesting and organic farming, can provide substantial financial benefits to small-scale farme

Young speakers being sought for Forestry Congress
May 18, 2015

Young, passionate and inspiring speakers are being sought to make a TEDx-style presentation during a special event as part of the

(Reuters) Green-fingered Burkinabe women protect shea 'gold'
May 15, 2015

CASSOU, Burkina Faso (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Nezeledoun resource center in Cassou village is a hive of activity, unlike the thirsty farms nearby, as women cultivate tree seedlings and ve

Transforming the role of the smallholder
May 14, 2015

“Why are smallholder farmers so poor,” asks Hugh Locke, Cofounder and president of the Smallholder Farmers Alliance, in an article in The Guardian.

Dashboard of data to help Pacific communities build climate resilience
May 14, 2015

Researchers are developing a ‘dashboard’ to give Pacific Island communities better access to information that can help build the resilience of agriculture and forestry to climate change.

Success stories in sustainable agriculture
May 14, 2015

An article in The Guardian features initiatives that demonstrate “increasing yield and the incomes of the poorest and most vulnerable does not need to come at the expense of the planet”.