Agroforestry News

Coffee prices high in Kenya but output still low
February 3, 2015

While there is optimism about current high prices for coffee in Kenya, the country’s output still remains low.

Punjab’s new research institute to promote agroforestry
February 3, 2015

In a move to encourage farmers in the Indian State of Punjab to diversify into agroforestry, the government is establishing a forest research institute.

Land policies need to empower African farmers not take their land away
February 2, 2015

A new development vocabulary in Africa “veils an attempt to institutionalize land grabs by foreign investors at the expense of local communities and farmers,” says an article on the website of the

Forest gardens: a thriving tradition
February 2, 2015

Forest gardening – the practice of planting trees, herbs and vegetables in an agroforestry system – is an ancient tradition with modern relevance, says an article in the Financial Times.

Nigeria gets behind Great Green Wall
February 2, 2015

An article in This Day reports on Nigerian Government’s commitment to the Great Green Wall initiative that may provide the basis for a sustainable green economy.

India to establish Bio-ethanol plant
February 2, 2015

India is set to establish Asia’s first bio-ethanol refinery which it is hoped will tackle soil fertility and other environmental problems associated with burning paddy straw.

(Business Daily) Coffee price boom extends to 2015 on high demand for Kenyan beans
February 1, 2015

Kenya’s premium coffee looks set to stretch its good run to 2015 after registering six per cent sales growth in the last four auctions. During last week’s auction at the Nairobi Coffee Ex

(Spore) Fodder and forage solutions
February 1, 2015

Africa’s consumption of animal products is rapidly increasing as demand from its burgeoning population rises.

Centre involved in climate dialogue for Asia-Pacific
January 29, 2015

A recent dialogue event for the Asia-Pacific region has highlighted the need for scientists, policy makers and practitioners to better work together on climate change, minimizing risks and building

Encouraging farmers to adopt integrated soil fertility management
January 29, 2015

Despite the many advantages of integrated soil fertility management, adoption rates in sub-Saharan Africa are among the lowest in the world, according to an article on the blog of the Internati