Agroforestry News

Policy brief reflects on a decade of REDD+ November 24, 2015

How lessons learned from a decade of REDD+ can be incorporated into a new climate agreement is the subject of a policy brief by the ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest margins at the World Agro

Leaders officially establish ASEAN Community November 24, 2015

Leaders of the 10 member states have officially signed a declaration to establish the ASEAN Community.

Supporting conservation and livelihoods through ecosystem services November 24, 2015

Scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre participated in the 8th Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) World Conference in Stellenbosch, South Africa from 9 to 13 November 2015.

Solar oven reduces wood reliance and proves lucrative in Kenya November 23, 2015

An article in Reuters tells the story of a women’s group in Kilifi Country, Kenya which has made a successful business from selling cakes backed using a solar oven.

Case studies show agroecology at work in Africa November 23, 2015

New work by the Oakland Institute shows the success of agroecology across Africa which it says counters claims that Africa needs more synthetic fertilizers and genetically modified crops to ensure

The need for integrated research November 23, 2015

The problems associated with researchers working in isolation and the need for multi-disciplinary knowledge sharing is highlighted in an article The Herald, Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe’s farmers embrace climate-smart agriculture November 19, 2015

More and more farmers in Zimbabwe are adopting climate-smart agriculture (CSA) amid increasing droughts and food

Safeguards needed for private financing of landscape restoration November 19, 2015

An article in The New Age, Zambia reports on commitments made by the 195 member countries of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to help prevent land degradation, but warns

Towards land degradation neutrality with climate benefits November 17, 2015

A new brief from the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) outlines 3 pathways towards land degradation neutrality that could also translate into meaningful climate action.

An agroforestry success story from the island of Pemba, Tanzania November 16, 2015

Over 1.5 million trees have been planted on the Tanzanian island of Pemba over the past 8 years to improve food security and restore forest ecosystems.