Kenya launches Africa’s first water fund to combat shortages – Business Insider

Kenya launches Africa's first water fund to combat shortages
Business Insider
The fund plans to invest in agroforestry, drip irrigation, terracing and planting vegetation on riverbanks. It has started a pilot in which 5,000 farmers belonging to the Green Belt Movement, founded by Kenya's Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the late

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US Agencies, Gates Foundation, and Monsanto Trying to Force Unwilling African … – Center for Research on Globalization


Center for Research on Globalization

US Agencies, Gates Foundation, and Monsanto Trying to Force Unwilling African
Center for Research on Globalization
In March 2011 the UN Special rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, released a report, “Agro-ecology and the right to food”, which demonstrates that agroecology, if sufficiently supported, can double food production in entire regions

Empowering Women in Agriculture With Environmental Knowledge – AllAfrica.com

Empowering Women in Agriculture With Environmental Knowledge
AllAfrica.com
Mary Njenga, a bio-energy and environmental scientist at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), who comes from a tea-growing family in the region, said that the ITC-backed training is efficient in raising awareness of climate change and environmental

Is Fighting Global Warming the Solution to Water Shortages in Kenya Or … – Christian Post


Christian Post

Is Fighting Global Warming the Solution to Water Shortages in Kenya Or
Christian Post
"It's unfortunate, but farmers all over Africa are talking about changing weather patterns," says Dr. Dennis Garrity, Director General, World Agroforestry Center, U.S.A. "There has been enormous changes in the onset of the rainy season, the length of

From the Roots Up

Global Justice Now, a social justice organization based in London, England, has just published a report that says “…small-scale farmers are the key to addressing food issues across African countries.” The report From the Roots Up : how agroecology can feed Africa discusses agroecology projects in Tanzania, Cameroon, Uganda, and Ethiopia. The report’s proposals include:

  • Supporting food sovereignty
  • Increasing investment in agroecology
  • Increasing research and evidence base
  • Focusing on small-scale solutions
  • Supporting women farmers.

To read the full report, click here.

Africa’s women-driven agriculture movement a blueprint for a brighter future – rabble.ca (blog)


rabble.ca (blog)

Africa's women-driven agriculture movement a blueprint for a brighter future
rabble.ca (blog)
But the results could be dramatic, according to a well-documented publication From the roots up: How agroecology can feed Africa, which was released last month by the British charity, Global Justice Now. On-farm output could increase by 20 to 30 per

Eat for Longevity: How buying organic reshapes our economy and ecology – Longevity LIVE


Longevity LIVE

Eat for Longevity: How buying organic reshapes our economy and ecology
Longevity LIVE
In Mali, just outside the capital Bamako, Oumar Diabaté is leading an agricultural revolution with the agroecology technique by growing chemical-free vegetables, fruit and medicinal plants, and spreading the word across the West African region

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Is aid money benefiting small farmers in Africa – or big agribusiness companies? – Left Foot Forward


Left Foot Forward

Is aid money benefiting small farmers in Africa – or big agribusiness companies?
Left Foot Forward
Agroecology can feed Africa by increasing food yields. But a food system is about much more than just food production. For a food system to work in the long-term and benefit all the people involved in the food chain – from the farmers to the consumers

Africa celebrates Africa Environment Day and life of Wangari Maathai – Capital FM Kenya (press release) (subscription) (blog)

Africa celebrates Africa Environment Day and life of Wangari Maathai
Capital FM Kenya (press release) (subscription) (blog)
A one-day Regional Forum on Women and Environment will be held on the 4 March in honour of Wangari Maathai at The World Agroforestry Centre Headquarters in Nairobi, which will feature expert panel discussions on several gender-related themes, …

Africa celebrates Africa Environment day and Wangari Maathai day – The Standard Digital News (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)

Africa celebrates Africa Environment day and Wangari Maathai day
The Standard Digital News (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)
A one-day Regional Forum on Women and Environment will be held on the 4 March in honour of Wangari Maathai at The World Agroforestry Centre Headquarters in Nairobi, which will feature expert panel discussions on several gender-related themes, …

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Global demand can’t loosen local control of a crucial cash crop – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)


Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

Global demand can't loosen local control of a crucial cash crop
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
Shea trees (Vitellaria paradoxa) are an important feature of agroforestry parklands in a semi-arid belt stretching 5,000 kilometers across Africa, from Senegal in the west to Sudan in the east. The tree is not planted by farmers in Burkina Faso, nor is

Lies and Fabrications: The Propaganda Campaign in Support of Genetically … – Center for Research on Globalization

Lies and Fabrications: The Propaganda Campaign in Support of Genetically
Center for Research on Globalization
Maingi therefore argues that the model of farming in the West is not appropriate for farming in most of Africa and that the West should invest in indigenous knowledge and agro-ecology. Growth Partners Africa works with farmers to enrich the soil with

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Manipulate and Mislead: How GMOs Are Infiltrating Africa – eNews Park Forest


eNews Park Forest

Manipulate and Mislead: How GMOs Are Infiltrating Africa
eNews Park Forest
A global movement is growing and demanding that governments support small-scale food producers and “agroecology” instead of corporate agriculture, an agricultural system that is based on collaboration with nature and is appropriate for small scale …

So You Want to Help Africa Mr Paterson? Then Stop Promoting Ideology and … – RINF Alternative News


RINF Alternative News

So You Want to Help Africa Mr Paterson? Then Stop Promoting Ideology and
RINF Alternative News
Maingi therefore argues that the model of farming in the West is not appropriate for farming in most of Africa and that the West should invest in indigenous knowledge and agro-ecology. Growth Partners Africa works with farmers to enrich the soil with

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Agriculture Must Change, UN Agency Chief Tells Paris Summit, Urging … – AllAfrica.com

Agriculture Must Change, UN Agency Chief Tells Paris Summit, Urging
AllAfrica.com
The FAO Director-General also highlighted "agro-ecology" as a promising way to move food production onto a more sustainable path. The approach uses ecological theory to study and manage agricultural systems in order to make them both more productive …

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International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition Final Report

FAO held the International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition at its headquarters in Rome on September 18 and 19, 2014. Approximately 400 people from 61 different countries (including Permanent Representatives and staff members of representations, FAO / IFAD / WFP staff members, their guests and external participants) attended the event and an additional 186 people followed the Symposium through live streaming.

Steve Gliessman, Chair of CAN’s Board of Directors, chaired the opening plenary. He noted that the focus of Agroecology was originally at the local systems level, but has gradually increased to entire food systems and is now understood as a participatory action research process that leads to sustainability and resilience, as a movement of change and justice.

Steve and Pablo Tittonell reported the key findings and emerging themes of the first one and half days to the plenary. The main findings were: “By the final wrap up session, it was clear that the ecological foundation and food system focus of Agroecology provides an action-oriented approach for simultaneously developing alternative food systems, while transforming the current industrial model. FAO is in a unique position to help build a global agroecological network. The Symposium emphatically demonstrated that the stakeholders represented have everything necessary to make this transformation happen. It only requires action, vision, responsibility towards future generations and above
all courage.”

Key Outcomes

The Symposium generated the following key outcomes:

  • a proposal to continue the dialogue initiated through three regional meetings to be held in 2015;
  • a large amount of scientific evidence and examples of best practices already adopted in many different ecologies and the commitment to finalize proceedings;
  • the recommendation to accompany countries requesting FAO’s assistance to promote national policy dialogue and research on Agroecology and expand partnership towards a local level;
  • recommendation to operationalize Agroecology into FAO’s operational Work Plan for SO2 and other SOs, and to mainstream some ongoing planned national activities and projects towards Agroecology.

Next Steps

Based on the success of the Symposium and FAO’s commitment to facilitate three regional meetings in 2015 in Latin America, Africa and Asia, FAO is looking forward to collaborate with the relevant interested actors on this action plan. More precisely, the Director-General outlined the following points as next steps for FAO:

  • FAO will organize three regional meetings in 2015 in Latin America, Africa and Asia, under the leadership of the Regional Offices (Brazilian government offered to host the Latin America meeting in collaboration with FAO-RLC);
  • The Director-General mentioned during the United Nations Climate Change Summit that participants of the International Symposium on Agroecology called for a United Nations wide initiative on Agroecology in order to help sustainably promote food security, address climate change and build resilience;
  • The Director-General appointed Ms. Maria Helena Semedo, DDG-N as the person responsible for this way forward.

To download the complete report, check here.

Don’t ‘abhor’ us – abhor GMO scientists laden with conflicts of interest! – The Ecologist (blog)

Don't 'abhor' us – abhor GMO scientists laden with conflicts of interest!
The Ecologist (blog)
Africa's biotech establishment is deploying its biggest guns to attack NGOs opposed to GMO crops to help push through Ghana's corporation-friendly Plant Breeders Bill – a key element in the corporate enclosure of Africa's farming, seeds and

REDD+ to the rescue of Central Africa’s forests? Not yet, study says – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)


Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

REDD+ to the rescue of Central Africa's forests? Not yet, study says
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
“It is more promising to look at agroforestry or artisanal logging to be combined with industrial logging to enhance the financial values of concessions. Organizing a credible multiple-use forest management inside logging concessions is a major

Dr Harold Roy-Macauley appointed as new Director General of AfricaRice – AfricanBrains

Dr Harold Roy-Macauley appointed as new Director General of AfricaRice
AfricanBrains
Dr Roy-Macauley is no stranger to CGIAR, having served previously as the Regional Director for the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in West and Central Africa. He has consulted for numerous international and bilateral organizations on biosafety and …

Inventive water harvesting helps Kenya balance rain extremes – Reuters

Inventive water harvesting helps Kenya balance rain extremes
Reuters
Amos Wekesa, an environment and climate change advisor with Vi Agroforestry, a Swedish development agency working with farmers in East Africa's Lake Victoria basin, said such water harvesting efforts "are some of the most tested methods of ensuring …

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Inventive water harvesting helps Kenya balance rain extremes – Yahoo News

Inventive water harvesting helps Kenya balance rain extremes
Yahoo News
Amos Wekesa, an environment and climate change advisor with Vi Agroforestry, a Swedish development agency working with farmers in East Africa's Lake Victoria basin, said such water harvesting efforts "are some of the most tested methods of ensuring …

Inventive water harvesting helps Kenya balance rain extremes – Yahoo! Maktoob News

Inventive water harvesting helps Kenya balance rain extremes
Yahoo! Maktoob News
Amos Wekesa, an environment and climate change advisor with Vi Agroforestry, a Swedish development agency working with farmers in East Africa's Lake Victoria basin, said such water harvesting efforts "are some of the most tested methods of ensuring …

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Inventive water harvesting helps Kenya balance rain extremes – Reuters UK

Inventive water harvesting helps Kenya balance rain extremes
Reuters UK
Amos Wekesa, an environment and climate change advisor with Vi Agroforestry, a Swedish development agency working with farmers in East Africa's Lake Victoria basin, said such water harvesting efforts "are some of the most tested methods of ensuring …

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Abebe Doyo Kebelle Farmers Benefiting From Environment Conservation – AllAfrica.com

Abebe Doyo Kebelle Farmers Benefiting From Environment Conservation
AllAfrica.com
"We are undertaking water and soil conservation activities in all kebelles depending on the agro-ecology. Much has been done to create understanding among the public on the necessity of participatory environment conservation." "Degraded land is …

Something myth-ing? What they don’t tell us about African agriculture – New Internationalist (blog)


New Internationalist (blog)

Something myth-ing? What they don't tell us about African agriculture
New Internationalist (blog)
More and more evidence has been pouring in which shows that sustainable agriculture – or agroecology – can produce yields comparable to, and often larger than, industrial agriculture. But that's not all. There are also huge positive knock-on effects of …

From ‘Good to Great’ – Ecological Farming Is Coming! – AllAfrica.com

From 'Good to Great' – Ecological Farming Is Coming!
AllAfrica.com
Also called agroecology, this knowledge-rich type of farming which protects and sustains the diversity of life on earth is gaining recognition as farmers struggle to adapt to a changing climate and the out-dated, chemically intensive model of farming

How Palm Oil, Fruit Bats and Deforestation Could Be Linked to Ebola Epidemic – EcoWatch


EcoWatch

How Palm Oil, Fruit Bats and Deforestation Could Be Linked to Ebola Epidemic
EcoWatch
In their commentary Did Ebola emerge in West Africa by a policy-driven phase change in agroecology? the authors review peer-reviewed studies showing that Ebola has been circulating in the region for years—and that this was not a “spontaneous outbreak

Ambitious study maps species’ vulnerability to overhunting across Central Africa – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)


Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

Ambitious study maps species' vulnerability to overhunting across Central Africa
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
… this research, please contact Robert Nasi at r.nasi@cgiar.org. This research was supported by the KnowFor initiative of the UK Department for International Development, and forms part of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry.

Genetic descriptors published for Africa’s baobab—the ‘tree of life’ – Genetic Literacy Project

Genetic descriptors published for Africa's baobab—the 'tree of life'
Genetic Literacy Project
“Baobab is the first neglected, undomesticated African food tree species to enter the Descriptors Series,” said Katja Kehlenbeck, research scientist with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). “Besides being an important, nutritious source of food for

Characterizing baobab, the nutritious African ‘Tree of Life’ – Phys.Org


Phys.Org

Characterizing baobab, the nutritious African 'Tree of Life'
Phys.Org
"Baobab is the first neglected, undomesticated African food tree species to enter the Descriptors Series," said Katja Kehlenbeck, research scientist with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). "Besides being an important, nutritious source of food for

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Public Release: 8-Jan-2015 Characterizing baobab, the nutritious African ‘Tree … – EurekAlert (press release)


EurekAlert (press release)

Public Release: 8-Jan-2015 Characterizing baobab, the nutritious African 'Tree
EurekAlert (press release)
"Baobab is the first neglected, undomesticated African food tree species to enter the Descriptors Series," said Katja Kehlenbeck, research scientist with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). "Besides being an important, nutritious source of food for

The Future Is Local, The Future Is Not Monsanto – RINF Alternative News

The Future Is Local, The Future Is Not Monsanto
RINF Alternative News
According to Daniel Maingi of Growth Partners for Africa, the solution ultimately lies in taking capitalism and business out of farming and investing in indigenous knowledge, agroecology, education and infrastructure and standing in solidarity with the

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Africa Learns To Feed Itself From A New Era of Plant Breeders – Justmeans (blog)

Africa Learns To Feed Itself From A New Era of Plant Breeders
Justmeans (blog)
The Academy, a program of the African Orphan Crops Consortium, is based at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, and is designed to increase food security and helps eliminate malnutrition and stunting among Africa's youth. A total of 250

To Cool a Warming Planet, Give Developing Countries a Voice (Op-Ed) – Yahoo News UK

To Cool a Warming Planet, Give Developing Countries a Voice (Op-Ed)
Yahoo News UK
For example, agroforestry as practiced in much of Africa and Asia since the beginning of agriculture is an approach that combines agriculture with forestry and horticulture. It has proven time and again to be a sustainable method for watershed

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To Cool a Warming Planet, Give Developing Countries a Voice (Op-Ed) – Yahoo News

To Cool a Warming Planet, Give Developing Countries a Voice (Op-Ed)
Yahoo News
For example, agroforestry as practiced in much of Africa and Asia since the beginning of agriculture is an approach that combines agriculture with forestry and horticulture. It has proven time and again to be a sustainable method for watershed

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Africa Economy: Africa’s orphaned crops slowly bounce back under scientists … – Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Africa Economy: Africa's orphaned crops slowly bounce back under scientists
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
"The crops are more nutritious and drought resistant than many of the large commodity crops," the Director General of World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Tony Simon told Xinhua in an interview late on Thursday. Simon revealed that due to their resilience

New Plant Breeding Academy Graduates To Improve Africa’s ‘Orphan’ Crops – EIN News (press release)

New Plant Breeding Academy Graduates To Improve Africa's 'Orphan' Crops
EIN News (press release)
The academy, a program of the African Orphan Crops Consortium, is based at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi. It is designed to increase food security and help eliminate malnutrition and stunting among Africa's youth. A total of 250 new

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New UC Davis-run academy graduates to help Africa’s ‘orphan’ crops – Daily … – Daily Democrat

New UC Davis-run academy graduates to help Africa's 'orphan' crops – Daily
Daily Democrat
The academy, a program of the African Orphan Crops Consortium, is based at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi. It is designed to increase food security and help eliminate malnutrition and stunting among Africa's youth. A total of 250 new

New UC Davis-run academy graduates to help Africa’s ‘orphan’ crops – Daily Democrat

New UC Davis-run academy graduates to help Africa's 'orphan' crops
Daily Democrat
The academy, a program of the African Orphan Crops Consortium, is based at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi. It is designed to increase food security and help eliminate malnutrition and stunting among Africa's youth. A total of 250 new

New plant breeding academy graduates to improve Africa’s ‘orphan’ crops – UC Davis

New plant breeding academy graduates to improve Africa's 'orphan' crops
UC Davis
The academy, a program of the African Orphan Crops Consortium, is based at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi. It is designed to increase food security and help eliminate malnutrition and stunting among Africa's youth. A total of 250 new

Africa Condemns US Human Trials of GM Bananas – Permaculture Magazine


Permaculture Magazine

Africa Condemns US Human Trials of GM Bananas
Permaculture Magazine
Inhabit: permaculture explained · The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (Spanish subtitles). related reviews. Log-Book2.jpg · The Log Book. Prepare for winter and learn everything you need to know about a woodburner – what fuels, how to …

Africa Condemns American Human Trials of GM Bananas – Permaculture Magazine


Permaculture Magazine

Africa Condemns American Human Trials of GM Bananas
Permaculture Magazine
Inhabit: permaculture explained · The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (Spanish subtitles). related reviews. 3ft-and-cut-branch.jpg · 3 Foot One Man Crosscut Hand Saw. A quality British cross cut saw, great for one or two people. Log-Book2.

How Mobile Technology Makes Business Easier For African Farmers – AFKInsider

How Mobile Technology Makes Business Easier For African Farmers
AFKInsider
The African Orphan Crops Consortium (AOCC), is working with the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi to develop lesser-known food crops in Africa. The center provides scientists and technicians with a dedicated place to sequence, assemble and annotate …

Soil isn’t sexy – but it could explain hunger in Africa – The Guardian


The Guardian

Soil isn't sexy – but it could explain hunger in Africa
The Guardian
In fact, soil can be a major carbon sink since practices such as conservation farming and agroforestry can capture a lot of excess carbon from the atmosphere. Since sub-Saharan Africa's farmers are on the frontline of a hotter, hungrier world, the

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Even this organic advocate thinks African farmers need herbicide – Genetic Literacy Project

Even this organic advocate thinks African farmers need herbicide
Genetic Literacy Project
Why aren't agroecological techniques farming spreading faster among poor farmers? If you are a farmer in the rural part of an undeveloped country, where it's hard to get synthetic fertilizer, pesticides, and genetically modified seeds, it only makes

Rwanda to Mark Tree Planting Day By Planting 30739957 Seedlings in … – AllAfrica.com

Rwanda to Mark Tree Planting Day By Planting 30739957 Seedlings in
AllAfrica.com
Kigali — Rwanda will tomorrow mark the 39th Tree Planting Day by beginning to plant 30,739,957 seedlings around the country. This year's event is being held under the theme "Enhancing climate change resilience through agroforestry" and recognises the …

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Climate Change: Africa urged to ratchet up action – The Southern Times


The Southern Times

Climate Change: Africa urged to ratchet up action
The Southern Times
Others included lack of information on agroforestry/afforestation, different crop varieties, climate change predictions and weather, and adaptation strategies. “If we sit on a 4 degrees temperature rise trajectory, we see very limited capacity to

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Khanyile’s show to be beamed in 140 countries – Sowetan Live (press release) (registration) (blog)

Khanyile's show to be beamed in 140 countries
Sowetan Live (press release) (registration) (blog)
Khanyile says as part of the show she has visited projects like the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, where they're sequencing the genomes of traditional African food crops. "We also focus on the subjects of education, agriculture and food security

Decline in soil fertility in Africa threatens food security – Study – GhanaWeb


GhanaWeb

Decline in soil fertility in Africa threatens food security – Study
GhanaWeb
… in partnership with the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany, is on the theme “Advancing Integrated Soil and Water Management

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Soil Fertility Decline in Sub-Saharan Africa Prompts Climate Adaptation Project – BusinessGhana

Soil Fertility Decline in Sub-Saharan Africa Prompts Climate Adaptation Project
BusinessGhana
… in partnership with the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany, is on the theme "Advancing Integrated Soil and Water Management

Even this organic advocate thinks African farmers need herbicide – Grist


Grist

Even this organic advocate thinks African farmers need herbicide
Grist
Why aren't agroecological techniques farming spreading faster among poor farmers? If you are a farmer in the rural part of an undeveloped country, where it's hard to get synthetic fertilizer, pesticides, and genetically modified seeds, it only makes

Slowing the Brain Drain in Central Africa to Protect the Environment and … – Huffington Post

Slowing the Brain Drain in Central Africa to Protect the Environment and
Huffington Post
In addition to UCLA and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, partners in the Congo Basin Institute include the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Drexel University, the University of Maryland, the University of New Orleans, the World

Behind the Mask of Altruism: Monsanto and The Gates Foundation in Africa – RINF Alternative News

Behind the Mask of Altruism: Monsanto and The Gates Foundation in Africa
RINF Alternative News
Maingi argued that the model of farming in the West is not appropriate for farming in most ofAfrica and that the West should invest in indigenous knowledge and agro-ecology. Growth Partners Africa works with farmers to enrich the soil with manure and

AfDB approves Euro10 million equity investment in Moringa Private Equity Fund – Lesprom Network

AfDB approves Euro10 million equity investment in Moringa Private Equity Fund
Lesprom Network
Moringa will invest in scalable, replicable agroforestry projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. The Fund will invest in projects that combine plantation forestry (producing biomass, fuel wood or timber) with agricultural elements (producing

Green Revolution in Africa – How to Make Banks Listen to Farmers, By World … – Vanguard

Green Revolution in Africa – How to Make Banks Listen to Farmers, By World
Vanguard
We also have agroforestry – a situation in which you combine trees – those trees might actually be fruit trees – with annual crops like maize, sorghum or millet or pasture on the same land. Agroforestry combines agricultural and forestry technologies

AfDB Approves 10 Million Euro Investment in Agroforestry – IISD Reporting Services

AfDB Approves 10 Million Euro Investment in Agroforestry
IISD Reporting Services
8 October 2014: The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a 10 million Euro investment in agroforestry through the Moringa Private Equity Fund. The fund will be used to support projects that combine tree plantations with agricultural production

FAO Journal Explores Agroforestry and Urban Food Security Links in Africa – IISD Reporting Services

FAO Journal Explores Agroforestry and Urban Food Security Links in Africa
IISD Reporting Services
FAO October 2014: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released Volume 28, Issue 2 of its 'Nature & Faune Journal,' which focuses on 'Sustainable Natural Resources Management in Africa's Urban Food and Nutrition Equation.'.

‘Thank You Tree’ Contributes to a Better Environment, and Fights Poverty – The Epoch Times


The Epoch Times

'Thank You Tree' Contributes to a Better Environment, and Fights Poverty
The Epoch Times
The 'Thank you tree', designed by Swedish artist Lasse Åberg, represents a number of trees planted in Africa, and is meant to replace cut flowers as a gift to performers. (Courtesy of Vi Agroforestry) …

Behind the Mask of Altruism: Imperialism, Monsanto and the Gates Foundation in … – Center for Research on Globalization

Behind the Mask of Altruism: Imperialism, Monsanto and the Gates Foundation in
Center for Research on Globalization
Maingi argued that the model of farming in the West is not appropriate for farming in most of Africa and that the West should invest in indigenous knowledge and agro-ecology. Growth Partners Africa works with farmers to enrich the soil with manure and

Gates Foundation’s African agriculture agenda gets some blowback – Seattle Globalist


Seattle Globalist

Gates Foundation's African agriculture agenda gets some blowback
Seattle Globalist
Instead, he says, the West should invest in indigenous knowledge and agro-ecology, education and infrastructure, and stand in solidarity with the food sovereignty movement. This weekend's summit hammered home the irony of our broken food system, …

The Committee On World Food Security 5 Years Later – an Assessment By Civil … – AllAfrica.com

The Committee On World Food Security 5 Years Later – an Assessment By Civil
AllAfrica.com
"You have helped introducing important ideas such as Food Sovereignty or Agro-Ecology in the international agenda," he added. The purpose of the CSM is to facilitate civil society participation in agriculture, food security and nutrition policy

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AfDB approves EUR 10 million equity investment in Moringa Private Equity Fund – CPI Financial

AfDB approves EUR 10 million equity investment in Moringa Private Equity Fund
CPI Financial
Moringa will invest in scalable, replicable agroforestry projects in Sub Saharan Africa and Latin America. The Fund will invest in projects that combine plantation forestry (producing biomass, fuel wood or timber) with agricultural elements (producing

X is for Xeriscaping – World Development Movement (press release)


World Development Movement (press release)

X is for Xeriscaping
World Development Movement (press release)
Although it is mainly used to create efficient and drought-resistant gardens, rather than to produce food as such, it borrows from some of the agroecological techniques used across arid and semi-arid parts of Africa by using methods to increase soil

AfDB approves €10 million equity investment in Moringa Private Equity Fund – StarAfrica.com

AfDB approves €10 million equity investment in Moringa Private Equity Fund
StarAfrica.com
Moringa will invest in scalable, replicable agroforestry projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. The Fund will invest in projects that combine plantation forestry (producing biomass, fuel wood or timber) with agricultural elements (producing

and more »

AfDB Approves €10 Million Equity Investment in Moringa Private Equity Fund – AllAfrica.com

AfDB Approves €10 Million Equity Investment in Moringa Private Equity Fund
AllAfrica.com
Moringa will invest in scalable, replicable agroforestry projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. The Fund will invest in projects that combine plantation forestry (producing biomass, fuel wood or timber) with agricultural elements (producing

U is for Uganda – World Development Movement (press release)


World Development Movement (press release)

U is for Uganda
World Development Movement (press release)
Uganda has over 180,000 organic farmers, the second highest number of producers in the world after India (340,000). In Africa, where over 900,000 hectares of agricultural land are certified organic, Uganda has the most organic land of all countries

Why Is It That Nothing Shifts? Looking in the Wrong Places for Change – AllAfrica.com

Why Is It That Nothing Shifts? Looking in the Wrong Places for Change
AllAfrica.com
Through targeted training in agroforestry, farm production has tripled, and as a result, out-migration, in particular of the youth, has been reduced. There were plenty examples of such inspiring community-led actions from various parts of the world

M is for Mulching – World Development Movement (press release)


World Development Movement (press release)

M is for Mulching
World Development Movement (press release)
Mulching is a key technique in agroecology and is widely used by small-scale farmers around the world. In dry parts of Kenya, mulching can slightly increase the length of the growing season. In West Africa, it was found that banana yields on mulched