Cal Poly to host presentation on restoration agriculture – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Cal Poly to host presentation on restoration agriculture
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
Cal Poly's Center for Sustainability will host a Nov. 2 presentation on restoration agriculture that will focus on topics such as agroforestry and water management for resilience in times of flood and drought. Mark Shepard, owner of New Forest Farm in …

Embrapa – Tecnologia: Embrapa representa Brasil na discussão de biocombustíveis no World Agroforestry Centre … – Portal Bragança Notícias

Embrapa – Tecnologia: Embrapa representa Brasil na discussão de biocombustíveis no World Agroforestry Centre
Portal Bragança Notícias
O Comitê Diretivo do Programa para Desenvolvimento de Cultivos Alternativos para Biocombustíveis do World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) reunião em Nairóbi, capital do Quênia, nos dias 28 e 29 de setembro para debater o andamento das ações em …

Agroforestry events planned at Wurdack Research Center – Leader Journal

Agroforestry events planned at Wurdack Research Center
Leader Journal
The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry will host two upcoming events at the Wurdack Research Center in Cook Station. “Introduction to Silvopasture” will run from 3-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. “Mushroom Cultivation: You Can Do It” will be

Ask the Mayor: Where Can I Get A Monkeypod Like the Ones Along Airport Road? – Maui Now


Maui Now

Ask the Mayor: Where Can I Get A Monkeypod Like the Ones Along Airport Road?
Maui Now
You can also visit the online listing of Hawai'i Forestry and Agroforestry trees maintained by the University of Hawai'i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) at www2.ctahr.hawaii.edu/forestry/trees/. This page lists trees by

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Farmers Called To Embrace Agroforestry, Sustainable Food Production – The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)


The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)

Farmers Called To Embrace Agroforestry, Sustainable Food Production
The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)
PROFESSOR of Agronomy at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (MOUA) Umuahia, Abia State, Dr. Dominic Aja Okpara has posited that farmers of old, who used traditional methods of farming that entailed organic resources, produced enough food …

Home Community Guardian Project honors veterans in SB County with living … – The Inland Empire Community


The Inland Empire Community

Home Community Guardian Project honors veterans in SB County with living
The Inland Empire Community
Dr. Mary Petit founded IECG in 2009 as a grassroots agroforestry 501(c) 3 volunteer-run non-profit organization serving San Bernardino County. The first Veterans Living Memorial Tree Garden was installed at the Veterans Success Center at Cal State San …

BRAZIL NUT SPECIAL: Q&A with researcher – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)


Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

BRAZIL NUT SPECIAL: Q&A with researcher
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
… resource base. This research was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). CIFOR's research on forests, climate change and sustainability forms part of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry.

MORE THAN 30 AGROFORESTRY PERMITS REVOKED – Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation


Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation

MORE THAN 30 AGROFORESTRY PERMITS REVOKED
Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation
The Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government has revoked more than 30 Agro-forestry permits of companies operating in the Solomon Islands. The government made the decision as part of its reforms to ensure stricter logging practices in the …

ZERO DEFORESTATION SPECIAL: One wicked problem, three major challenges – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)


Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

ZERO DEFORESTATION SPECIAL: One wicked problem, three major challenges
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
Its expansion occurs mainly at the cost of agroforestry and rubber plantations, highly logged secondary forests, and selectively logged primary forests. The Indonesian government allocates lands slated for forest conversion through concessions to palm

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Per fare reddito nell’oliveto può essere utile tornare alla consociazione. Il futuro è l’agroforestry – Teatro Naturale

Per fare reddito nell'oliveto può essere utile tornare alla consociazione. Il futuro è l'agroforestry
Teatro Naturale
Che cos'è l'agroforestazione o agroforestry? E' la pratica agricola che prevede l'integrazione, sullo stesso terreno, di colture arboree (dal bosco agli alberi fuori foresta, ai frutteti/oliveti), con colture erbacee e/o con animali. Dunque, anche un

Education, poverty eradication draw most firms’ CSR funds – Livemint


Livemint

Education, poverty eradication draw most firms' CSR funds
Livemint
Activities included ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, animal welfare, agroforestry, conservation of natural resources and maintaining quality of soil, air and water. Tree plantation was a

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Lafarge Africa partners on Ogun State Forest Landscape Restoration Project – World Cement


World Cement

Lafarge Africa partners on Ogun State Forest Landscape Restoration Project
World Cement
The scheme will combine business development objectives with land restoration by applying the latest findings of agro-ecology and agroforestry. In the first stage, part of the area will be rehabilitated through mixed reforestation, which will provide
NSIA and Lafarge Africa to support Ogun State forest landscape restoration project Global Cement



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NSIA and Lafarge Africa to support Ogun State forest landscape restoration project – Global Cement

NSIA and Lafarge Africa to support Ogun State forest landscape restoration project
Global Cement
The scheme's uniqueness rests in the way it combines land restoration with business development objectives by applying the latest findings of agro-ecology and agroforestry. The first part of the area will be rehabilitated through mixed reforestation to

BRAZIL NUT SPECIAL: Q&A with Cara Rockwell – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

BRAZIL NUT SPECIAL: Q&A with Cara Rockwell
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
… resource base. This research was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). CIFOR's research on forests, climate change and sustainability forms part of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry.

Selectively logged Amazon forests play important role in climate – EurekAlert (press release)


EurekAlert (press release)

Selectively logged Amazon forests play important role in climate
EurekAlert (press release)
This study was carried out in the framework of the Tropical managed Forests Observatory, supported by the Sentinel Landscape program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research – Forest Tree and the Agroforestry Research Program.

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21.09.2015 Helder verdienmodel kan agroforestry doen doorbreken – Vilt


Vilt

21.09.2015 Helder verdienmodel kan agroforestry doen doorbreken
Vilt
Het gezegde 'boompje groot, plantertje dood' indachtig werpen we in de jongste geVILT een kritische blik op het verdienmodel achter agroforestry. Door op eenzelfde perceel een landbouwgewas te combineren met een aanplanting van bomen kan je in …

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HomeNieuwsHelder verdienmodel kan agroforestry doen doorbreken – Vilt


Vilt

HomeNieuwsHelder verdienmodel kan agroforestry doen doorbreken
Vilt
Het gezegde 'boompje groot, plantertje dood' indachtig werpen we in de jongste geVILT een kritische blik op het verdienmodel achter agroforestry. Door op eenzelfde perceel een landbouwgewas te combineren met een aanplanting van bomen kan je in …

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Verdienmodel achter boslandbouw oogt fragiel maar niet surrealistisch – Vilt

Verdienmodel achter boslandbouw oogt fragiel maar niet surrealistisch
Vilt
Landbouwers die er oor naar hebben dat één plus één meer is dan twee wanneer je aan 'boslandbouw' doet, kunnen zich dankzij het vijfjarige IWT-onderzoeksproject 'Agroforestry in Vlaanderen' grondig informeren alvorens zelf bomenrijen aan te planten in …

This Urban Mushroom Farm Wants to Start a Biological Revolution – Munchies_ Food by VICE


Munchies_ Food by VICE

This Urban Mushroom Farm Wants to Start a Biological Revolution
Munchies_ Food by VICE
An expert in aquaponics, hydroponics, fungi, and agroforestry, Walsh has just launched Manchester's first inner city mushroom farm. “I spent time in Ethiopia developing the Agroforestry Research Trust, looking at complexities in forest systems,” Walsh …

NSIA, Lafarge Africa Partner to Support Ogun State Forest Landscape … – AllAfrica.com

NSIA, Lafarge Africa Partner to Support Ogun State Forest Landscape
AllAfrica.com
The scheme's uniqueness rests in the way it combines land restoration with business development objectives by applying the latest findings of agro-ecology and agroforestry. The government explained that the first part of the area will be rehabilitated

Agroforestry in spotlight ahead of Jokowi’s trip to New York – Mongabay.com


Mongabay.com

Agroforestry in spotlight ahead of Jokowi's trip to New York
Mongabay.com
Ahead of Indonesian President Joko Widodo's arrival with world leaders in New York to sign the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an international group of researchers gathered outside Jakarta this week to promote the tenets of agroforestry in an …

Agroforestry in spotlight ahead of Jokowi’s trip to New York – Mongabay.com


Mongabay.com

Agroforestry in spotlight ahead of Jokowi's trip to New York
Mongabay.com
The World Agroforestry Center, still known by its former acronym ICRAF, hosted its Sustainable Development Goals Day as part of its annual Science Week, held for the first time in Indonesia. The idea was to discuss agroforestry in the context of the

Barilla Center Cultivates Next Generation of Food Leaders – Food Tank (blog)


Food Tank (blog)

Barilla Center Cultivates Next Generation of Food Leaders
Food Tank (blog)
This year's finalists include Oluwafemi Ajayi, who is using traditional snack foods to fight protein-energy malnutrition in Nigeria, and Achmad Solikhin, who is implementing sustainable agroforestry in Indonesia. The final evaluation of projects will

Gender: It’s about men, too – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)


Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

Gender: It's about men, too
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
A growing body of research highlights how gender shapes people's access to, management of and use of forest, agroforestry and tree products and their subsequent value chains – and who benefits. In response, donor organizations, governments, CSOs and …

USDA, EPA partner to provide new resources supporting water quality trading – WaterWorld

USDA, EPA partner to provide new resources supporting water quality trading
WaterWorld
Virginia Tech University ($285,729; VA): Proposes to develop the information and tools required to incorporate agroforestry into Virginia's nutrient trading program, which currently largely depends on the retirement of marginal agricultural lands for

Virginia Is for Lovers – and Silvopasture – USDA.gov (press release) (blog)


USDA.gov (press release) (blog)

Virginia Is for Lovers – and Silvopasture
USDA.gov (press release) (blog)
More information about this case study and others can be found in Agroforestry: USDA Reports to America, a comprehensive report that synthesizes the agroforestry efforts that USDA supported during FY 2011-2012. The report also outlines USDA resources …

USDA Partners with EPA, Offers New Resources to Support Water Quality Trading – USDA.gov (press release)

USDA Partners with EPA, Offers New Resources to Support Water Quality Trading
USDA.gov (press release)
Virginia Tech University ($285,729)-proposes to develop the information and tools required to incorporate agroforestry into Virginia's nutrient trading program, which currently largely depends on the retirement of marginal agricultural lands for credit

Thousands Benefit From Ja REEACH Project – Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service


Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Thousands Benefit From Ja REEACH Project
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service
Also, more than 25 extension agents received training in agro-meteorology; 20 agroforestry demonstration plots and projects were established and over 936 farmers applied individual innovations on farm plots; 300 farmers graduated from 17 climate-smart …

Native shrubs: a simple fix for drought-stricken crops in Sub-Saharan Africa – The Conversation US

Native shrubs: a simple fix for drought-stricken crops in Sub-Saharan Africa
The Conversation US
In some other agroforestry systems where crops are grown in association with trees, the trees can outcompete the crops for water and reduce the growth and yield of the crops nearby. In our work, we investigated a process called hydraulic lift, also

An oxymoron is born, or what the WFC said about landscape approaches – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)


Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

An oxymoron is born, or what the WFC said about landscape approaches
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
Rwanda is trying to restore 2 million hectares by 2030 through restoration of degraded forest (primarily eucalyptus) and transformation of traditional agricultural systems to agroforestry systems. However, at a cost of over $1,500 per hectare, the

An oxymoron is born, or what the WFC said about landscape approaches – Center for International Forestry Research (press release) (blog)


Center for International Forestry Research (press release) (blog)

An oxymoron is born, or what the WFC said about landscape approaches
Center for International Forestry Research (press release) (blog)
Rwanda is trying to restore 2 million hectares by 2030 through restoration of degraded forest (primarily eucalyptus) and transformation of traditional agricultural systems to agroforestry systems. However, at a cost of over $1,500 per hectare, the

Land degradation costs the world up to $10.6tn a year, report says – The Guardian


The Guardian

Land degradation costs the world up to $10.6tn a year, report says
The Guardian
“We should look at realigning the incentive structure that we have away from incentives that degrade the land to those that promote sustainable management,” said Baker, who listed agroforestry, terracing on sloping lands, water harvesting and
Lack of Resources Could Create 50 Million Climate Migrants in Decade, Says Report Newsweek



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If More Wood Is Being Used Than Ever Before, Why Is the Global Deforestation … – AlterNet


AlterNet

If More Wood Is Being Used Than Ever Before, Why Is the Global Deforestation
AlterNet
Wild foods from forests offer nutritious diets all year round, including in periods of hardship, and agroforestry – trees combined with agriculture – can increase the productivity of agricultural lands while diversifying diets. An estimated 2.4 billion

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More Wood Is Being Used Than Ever Before, but Global Deforestation Rate Is Down – AlterNet

More Wood Is Being Used Than Ever Before, but Global Deforestation Rate Is Down
AlterNet
Wild foods from forests offer nutritious diets all year round, including in periods of hardship, and agroforestry – trees combined with agriculture – can increase the productivity of agricultural lands while diversifying diets. An estimated 2.4 billion

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Kunming-based think tank fighting Myanmar forest loss – GoKunming (blog)


GoKunming (blog)

Kunming-based think tank fighting Myanmar forest loss
GoKunming (blog)
A new project promoting agroforestry as a sustainable alternative to current farming practices in the uplands of Myanmar is underway. Led by the World Agroforestry Centre's East and Central Asia regional program, and approved by the country's Minister

Developing Regenerative Enterprises in Rural Kenya – Permaculture Magazine

Developing Regenerative Enterprises in Rural Kenya
Permaculture Magazine
The programme works with farmer's groups and women's groups, helping them to develop small regenerative enterprises through development of permaculture agroforestry systems, where food crops and cash crops are intercropped in a mutually beneficial …

Much More Than Trees: Forests are Key to Sustainable Development – The Daily Meal

Much More Than Trees: Forests are Key to Sustainable Development
The Daily Meal
Wild foods from forests offer nutritious diets all year round, including in periods of hardship, and agroforestry – trees combined with agriculture – can increase the productivity of agricultural lands while diversifying diets. An estimated 2.4 billion

Investment in small-scale farmers ‘could have big payoff’ in the fight against … – Mongabay.com


Mongabay.com

Investment in small-scale farmers 'could have big payoff' in the fight against
Mongabay.com
Smallholder agriculture and agroforestry practices tend to keep more carbon sequestered, provide better habitat for wildlife, and produce a wider range of resources and commodities than do big plantations. The authors recommend increased investment in …

The right tree for the right place in Africa – University of Copenhagen News Site


University of Copenhagen News Site

The right tree for the right place in Africa
University of Copenhagen News Site
A new version of vegetationmap4africa makes it easier to select species for agroforestry and land restoration via web, smart phone and Google Earth interfaces with a high resolution map. The map is developed by Department of Geosciences and Natural …
New version of vegetationmap4africa launched Phys.Org


The right tree for the right place: World Agroforestry Centre, University of EurekAlert (press release)

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Much More Than Trees: Forests are Key to Sustainable Development – Food Tank (blog)


Food Tank (blog)

Much More Than Trees: Forests are Key to Sustainable Development
Food Tank (blog)
Wild foods from forests offer nutritious diets all year round, including in periods of hardship, and agroforestry – trees combined with agriculture – can increase the productivity of agricultural lands while diversifying diets. An estimated 2.4 billion

Here’s why industrial food is deceivingly cheap – Christian Science Monitor


Christian Science Monitor

Here's why industrial food is deceivingly cheap
Christian Science Monitor
These studies are assessing the misplaced environmental and social costs of different agricultural commodities–rice, livestock, palm oil, inland fisheries, maize, and agroforestry. The results from these studies will be published in an Interim Report

Nespresso Supporting Coffee Growers in Guatemala and Ethiopia – Justmeans (blog)

Nespresso Supporting Coffee Growers in Guatemala and Ethiopia
Justmeans (blog)
This agroforestry initiative is part of the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program in coffee producing countries and is meant to improve soil fertility and productivity of coffee farms by providing shade for coffee trees and prevent landslides on

Local farmers have a growing interest in agroforestry – Southern Star Newspaper


Southern Star Newspaper

Local farmers have a growing interest in agroforestry
Southern Star Newspaper
Eugene Curran, who is the district forestry inspector in West Cork and South Kerry, said three landowners have established a number of trial plots that combine agricultural practices with the production of trees. Eugene explained that the landowners

Here’s Why Industrial Food Is Deceivingly Cheap – Food Tank (blog)


Food Tank (blog)

Here's Why Industrial Food Is Deceivingly Cheap
Food Tank (blog)
These studies are assessing the misplaced environmental and social costs of different agricultural commodities–rice, livestock, palm oil, inland fisheries, maize, and agroforestry. The results from these studies will be published in an Interim Report

Much more than trees: Forests are key to sustainable development – Al-Arabiya

Much more than trees: Forests are key to sustainable development
Al-Arabiya
Wild foods from forests offer nutritious diets all year round, including in periods of hardship, and agroforestry – trees combined with agriculture – can increase the productivity of agricultural lands while diversifying diets. An estimated 2.4 billion

Kenya’s Climate Change Bill Aims to Promote Low Carbon Growth – AllAfrica.com

Kenya's Climate Change Bill Aims to Promote Low Carbon Growth
AllAfrica.com
… the country is already investing in increased geothermal electricity in the energy sector to counter this situation, switching movement of freight from road to rail in the transport sector, reforestation in the forestry sector, and agroforestry in

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Farmers Can Achieve High Yields While Lowering Environmental Footprint – Care2.com


Care2.com

Farmers Can Achieve High Yields While Lowering Environmental Footprint
Care2.com
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), funded by CGIAR, is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. By generating scientific research on the diverse functions of trees in agriculture, ICRAF intends to improve food security, farmer incomes, and social cohesion …

The world lost enough trees last year to fill North Dakota – GlobalPost


GlobalPost

The world lost enough trees last year to fill North Dakota
GlobalPost
Terra-i is a collaboration between the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT – DAPA), CGIAR's Research Program on Forestry, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland …

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Political economy of fire and haze: Moving to long-term solutions – eco-business.com


eco-business.com

Political economy of fire and haze: Moving to long-term solutions
eco-business.com
To reduce fire on peatlands, we need to develop immediate livelihood and income sources for indigenous and local communities living on already-degraded land. These could include annual crops, horticulture, agroforestry and planted trees depending on …

Entrepreneur launches project to conserve environment, alleviate poverty – Hivisasa.Com (registration)


Hivisasa.Com (registration)

Entrepreneur launches project to conserve environment, alleviate poverty
Hivisasa.Com (registration)
An entrepreneur in Lari, Kiambu County, Mr Samuel Muriuki has launched an Agroforestry Project aimed at increasing forest cover not only for environmental conservation, but also for purposes of self economic viability. Speaking at Nyanduma during a

Climate Change May Be Leading to Decline in Humus Stocks of Arable Soils – AZoCleantech

Climate Change May Be Leading to Decline in Humus Stocks of Arable Soils
AZoCleantech
"These include the diversification of crop rotation, the application of green manure and winter greening to reduce soil erosion, optimized soil cultivation, organic farming, agroforestry, and leaving crop residues on fields," explains Hübner. The study

The Best Coffee—and Wildlife Habitat—Is Made in the Shade – TakePart


TakePart

The Best Coffee—and Wildlife Habitat—Is Made in the Shade
TakePart
… America and East Africa. But this is the first major study on bats and coffee in Asia, and a good example of how principles of agroforestry, or mixing agriculture and natural habitats, can help preserve wildlife and function as a refuge in a

Public Release: 27-Aug-2015 Humus depletion induced by climate change? – EurekAlert (press release)

Public Release: 27-Aug-2015 Humus depletion induced by climate change?
EurekAlert (press release)
"These include the diversification of crop rotation, the application of green manure and winter greening to reduce soil erosion, optimized soil cultivation, organic farming, agroforestry, and leaving crop residues on fields," explains Hübner. The study

Fight between MU administration, graduate students leads to ‘day of action’ – Columbia Daily Tribune

Fight between MU administration, graduate students leads to 'day of action'
Columbia Daily Tribune
Agroforestry graduate student Badger Johnson presents a graduate student rights petition Wednesday to Molly Rooney, a forestry graduate student, outside MU's Memorial Union. Graduate students' “day of action” called attention to their demands for

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How Growing Trees On the Farm Leads to Food Security – AllAfrica.com

How Growing Trees On the Farm Leads to Food Security
AllAfrica.com
In providing an overview of the link between trees and food security for smallholder farmers, Dr Catherine Muthuri from World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), explains that in a similar project conducted in Burundi, Rwanda and Ethiopia, sensitising the

Vietnam’s education minister takes responsibility for problematic college … – Tuoitrenews


Tuoitrenews

Vietnam's education minister takes responsibility for problematic college
Tuoitrenews
Dr. Tran Dinh Ly, head of the training department of the Ho Chi Minh City Nong Lam (Agroforestry) University, also agreed that this year's admission process could prevent students from reaching their schools of interest. “Students run around to apply

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Food Forests Could Help End Hunger for Nomads in Arid East Africa – TakePart


TakePart

Food Forests Could Help End Hunger for Nomads in Arid East Africa
TakePart
Initially a community-led effort to reforest a severely eroded parcel of land, their second project, begun in Haiti in 2010, focused on teaching agroforestry methods and reintroducing the Maya Nut tree. The superfood is a complete protein and has

Farmers Can Achieve High Yields While Lowering Environmental Footprint – Food Tank (blog)

Farmers Can Achieve High Yields While Lowering Environmental Footprint
Food Tank (blog)
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), funded by CGIAR, is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. By generating scientific research on the diverse functions of trees in agriculture, ICRAF intends to improve food security, farmer incomes, and social cohesion …

Multiple ways for Congo Basin forests to flourish and deliver: study – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)


Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

Multiple ways for Congo Basin forests to flourish and deliver: study
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
Logging companies would finance local development in activities like agroforestry or breeding. This would cost the companies money, Lescuyer says, but the tradeoff would be a tax reduction as a means of compensation. And because local people would …

Jonglei state launches sale of over 25000 tree seedlings – Sudan Tribune


Sudan Tribune

Jonglei state launches sale of over 25000 tree seedlings
Sudan Tribune
“The community of Jonglei state and its neighbors need agroforestry extension service, and that is why Jonglei state came up with this nursery. That is why we went in to plant these trees, ranging from fruits, shelterbelt and shade trees and all the

Jonglei state launches sale of over 25000 trees seedlings – Sudan Tribune


Sudan Tribune

Jonglei state launches sale of over 25000 trees seedlings
Sudan Tribune
“The community of Jonglei state and its neighbors need agroforestry extension service, and that is why Jonglei state came up with this nursery. That is why we went in to plant these trees, ranging from fruits, shelterbelt and shade trees and all the

The Future of Food Looks Bad for East Africa—But These Farmers Aren’t Giving Up – TakePart


TakePart

The Future of Food Looks Bad for East Africa—But These Farmers Aren't Giving Up
TakePart
The other farmers in the group now also practice the same agroforestry practices as Mayende, including planting nitrogen-fixing trees and legumes between rows of crops, called intercropping. Her maize production has gone up, and she purchased a cow …

To save forests, a tea factory brews up a new way to dry tea – Christian Science Monitor


Christian Science Monitor

To save forests, a tea factory brews up a new way to dry tea
Christian Science Monitor
Mary Njenga, a post-doctoral fellow of bio-energy at the World Agroforestry Center, hails the use of sawdust in the making of fuel briquettes. As long as the sawdust is a byproduct of a sustainable timber system – in which new trees are planted to

Tour of Waseca area farm introduces attendees to high-value berry – Southernminn.com

Tour of Waseca area farm introduces attendees to high-value berry
Southernminn.com
Christian says that the berry is great for this use. "It has a lot of potency, so it takes on the flavor of whatever it's paired with when used in drinks," Christian said. Gary Wyatt, extension educator in agroforestry with the University of Minnesota