Agroforestry News

Philippine coffee farmers to be rewarded for conservation
July 16, 2014

A US company will trial a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) scheme in the Philippines that will reward coffee farmers for conserving biodiversity, soil and water resources and sequestering carbo

Stakeholder engagement on landscapes must be for the long-term
July 14, 2014

Close to 200 participants recently met at the World Agroforestry Centre headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya to “take stock of the continent's landscapes, and plan ahead on how their preservation can imp

Giving farmers climate information when and how they need it
July 10, 2014

Providing farmers with timely climate information can mean the difference between a plentiful harvest or significant crop losses.

With help, communities will mitigate climate change
July 10, 2014

Communities in Brazil and Indonesia would be willing to help mitigate climate change if they received assistance, according to research by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

Sustainable agriculture and its obstacles
July 10, 2014

An article on the DevEx website explores issues surrounding the challenge of meeting the world’s increasing demand for food sustainably and amid changes in climate.

Promising news for forests and trees in India
July 9, 2014

Tree cover in India has increased over the past 2 years, much of this from outside forest areas, according to the India State of Forest Report 2013.

Trees for food security in Uganda
July 9, 2014

Ugandan farmers are hoping for prosperity from trees under a new agroforestry project funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

Declining coffee production in Kenya
July 9, 2014

Young farmers in Kenya are “losing their patience” with coffee and venturing into other enterprises or moving to cities, according to a study by scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre.

African plant breeders progress with training
July 9, 2014

Plant breeders across Africa are sharpening their skills in the use of new technologies and current approaches, thanks to training provided by the African Plant Breeding Academy.

Revitalizing the Kihamba agroforestry system in Tanzania
July 8, 2014

Among the successes in climate-smart agriculture highlighted in a recent FAO report is the revitalization of the 800 year old Kihamba agroforestry system on the southern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro