Agroforestry News

Time to focus on forest genetic resources
June 4, 2014

A new report has found that half of all utilized forest species are under threat, and it calls for countries to improve efforts in conserving and sustainably managing the world's forest genetic res

Agroforestry supporting cricket!
June 4, 2014

A retired army major is successfully growing willow trees on his farm in Punjab, which is surprising many as the trees are not known to grow in such hot climates.

Conservation agriculture a win-win for farmers and Lake Naivasha
June 4, 2014

The health of Kenya’s Lake Naivasha is improving thanks to the efforts of upland farmers who are practicing conservation agriculture techniques, including agroforestry.

Centre research to help farmers access climate finance for better grassland management
June 2, 2014

The World Agroforestry Centre has been involved in research with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Chinese Academy of Agriculture Science and China’s Northwest

Burma needs investment in rubber agroforestry not monocultures
June 2, 2014

As Burma ‘opens up’, land grabs for large-scale rubber plantations may threaten the eviction of rural communities, food insecurity, loss of livelihood and increased poverty as well as cause irrever

Agroforestry, a successful form of restoration
June 2, 2014

Forest restoration is more than just replanting trees in cleared or degraded forests.

How collaboration on cocoa sustainability began
May 29, 2014

An article on the website of the Sustainable Cocoa Initiative reflects on a meeting of all the major heads of the cocoa industry in Petit Bondoukou, Côte d’Ivoire some years back to discus

New US fund for sustainable land use
May 29, 2014

The US has announced a new program to provide incentives for communities in developing countries to better manage forests and engage in sustainable land uses such as agroforestry.

The complex link between plants, trees and rain
May 28, 2014

Vegetation cover may have an even greater effect on climate change than has been previously thought, according to a new study published in Trends in Plant Science.

Shea expands in Ghana
May 28, 2014

The shea nut industry has received a boost in northern Ghana with a new project to raise 2 million seedlings.