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 …

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 …

Plates From Fallen Leaves, Bricks From Plastic Waste and Sight Saving Mobile … – AllAfrica.com

Plates From Fallen Leaves, Bricks From Plastic Waste and Sight Saving Mobile
AllAfrica.com
As the world gears up to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) later this month, 27 trailblazing eco-enterprises are recognized at the 2015 SEED Africa Symposium in Nairobi for employing business models that bring social and environmental …

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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 …

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 …

Young Kenyan Sees Permaculture Seeding Peace – Huffington Post


Huffington Post

Young Kenyan Sees Permaculture Seeding Peace
Huffington Post
The beginning: a small plot of land sprouting from the basics of permaculture. An organic community garden that feeds the bellies and minds of some 200 locals, giving them sustenance, skills and purpose so they won't turn to gangs, drugs and prostitution.

Kenyan tea factory switches to biomass to help save the forests – Blue & Green Tomorrow

Kenyan tea factory switches to biomass to help save the forests
Blue & Green Tomorrow
Mary Njenga, a post-doctoral fellow of bioenergy 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

Kenyan Factory Making Tea Without Firewood – VOA Learning English


VOA Learning English

Kenyan Factory Making Tea Without Firewood
VOA Learning English
Mary Njenga is a post-doctoral fellow of bioenergy at the World Agroforestry Center. She welcomes the use of sawdust in the making of fuel briquettes. She said burning sawdust is efficient. "The temperatures inside the boilers of tea factories are so

CORRECTED-To save forests, Kenyan tea factory brews new way to dry tea – Reuters

CORRECTED-To save forests, Kenyan tea factory brews new way to dry tea
Reuters
Mary Njenga, a post-doctoral fellow of bioenergy 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

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To Save Forests, Kenyan Factory Brews New Way to Dry Tea – Voice of America


Voice of America

To Save Forests, Kenyan Factory Brews New Way to Dry Tea
Voice of America
Mary Njenga, a post-doctoral fellow of bioenergy 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

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To save forests, Kenyan tea factory brews new way to dry tea – Yahoo News

To save forests, Kenyan tea factory brews new way to dry tea
Yahoo News
Mary Njenga, a post-doctoral fellow of bioenergy 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

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To save forests, Kenyan tea factory brews new way to dry tea – Reuters UK

To save forests, Kenyan tea factory brews new way to dry tea
Reuters UK
Mary Njenga, a post-doctoral fellow of bioenergy 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

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allAfrica.com: Kenya: Country’s Climate Change Bill Aims to Promote Low Carbon … – Inter Press Service

allAfrica.com: Kenya: Country's Climate Change Bill Aims to Promote Low Carbon
Inter Press Service
… 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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Kenya’s Climate Change Bill Aims to Promote Low Carbon Growth – Inter Press Service


Inter Press Service

Kenya's Climate Change Bill Aims to Promote Low Carbon Growth
Inter Press Service
… 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

Kenya’s Climate Change Bill Aims to Promote Low Carbon Growth | Inter Press … – Inter Press Service


Inter Press Service

Kenya's Climate Change Bill Aims to Promote Low Carbon Growth | Inter Press
Inter Press Service
… 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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ESPA Evidence Advisor: East and Southern Africa – SciDev.Net – SciDev.Net

ESPA Evidence Advisor: East and Southern Africa – SciDev.Net
SciDev.Net
This post will report to the ESPA Directorate's management team in the UK and will be employed by The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) to be located in Kenya/Nairobi, with a starting salary in the range of Kshs 280,000 and benefits including: medical …

allAfrica.com: African Scientists Promote Solutions to Mitigate Climate Change – AllAfrica.com

allAfrica.com: African Scientists Promote Solutions to Mitigate Climate Change
AllAfrica.com
Dr. Mbow, of the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, is also an associate professor of the Universite Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar in Senegal. Excerpts from his replies: The presentation [to the conference] was about the change in the paradigm of

AU names Addis garden after Wangari Maathai – Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)


Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)

AU names Addis garden after Wangari Maathai
Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)
She will be remembered for her instrumental role in engaging women in rural areas of Kenya to plant and nurture trees, mainly through agroforestry. The environmentalist introduced the idea of planting trees while serving in the National Council of

Wary as Mathenge shrubs Invade Busia County – Africa Science News Service

Wary as Mathenge shrubs Invade Busia County
Africa Science News Service
So is ICRAF (the World Agroforestry Centre that is based in Nairobi) as well as the Centre for Sustainable Development Initiative, a local NGO. KEFRI is also exploring the potential of biological control, and is testing various local insects that can

Could traditional plants hold the secret to saving crops from pests? – GreenBiz


GreenBiz

Could traditional plants hold the secret to saving crops from pests?
GreenBiz
The work is not limited to Africa. Studies have been published on the use of essential oils to fight storage insects in Iran, China and elsewhere. In Nairobi, Kenya, a few hours north of Arusha, the research organization World Agroforestry Centre

Kenya’s Karura Forest, symbol of GreenBelt Movement, suffering death by 1000 … – Mongabay.com


Mongabay.com

Kenya's Karura Forest, symbol of GreenBelt Movement, suffering death by 1000
Mongabay.com
If the government was on the job, the World Agroforestry Centre couldn't have built their headquarters on 7.8 hectares (19.3 acres) of Karura Forest in 1989. Nor could the more recently constructed Village Market exist. It is presently the biggest

GMO debate outdated, argues food security lobbyist – Capital FM Kenya (press release) (subscription) (blog)


Capital FM Kenya (press release) (subscription) (blog)

GMO debate outdated, argues food security lobbyist
Capital FM Kenya (press release) (subscription) (blog)
NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 21 – Agricultural campaign organisation Green Peace Africa has called on the government to move away from the Genetically Modified Foods debate and invest in ecological farming techniques. Green Peace Agriculture Campaigner …

Instead of chemical pesticides, a traditional remedy is saving crops around … – Quartz


Quartz

Instead of chemical pesticides, a traditional remedy is saving crops around
Quartz
In Nairobi, Kenya, a few hours north of Arusha, the research organization World Agroforestry Centre, or ICRAF, has held workshops on pesticidal plants that have been driving interest among farmers in Kenya and surrounding countries. ICRAF research …

Christian Reformed Church Takes ‘Go and See’ Attitude on Climate Disruption … – Christian Post


Christian Post

Christian Reformed Church Takes 'Go and See' Attitude on Climate Disruption
Christian Post
People on the ground in Kenya just can't miss the effects of extreme weather afflicting the country: desperate farmers turning to conservation agriculture and agroforestry to deal with the onslaught of droughts; slum dwellers in Nairobi's enormous

Africa: Kenya Launches Africa’s First Water Fund to Combat Shortages – AllAfrica.com

Africa: Kenya Launches Africa's First Water Fund to Combat Shortages
AllAfrica.com
Nairobi — Kenya launched Africa's first water fund on Friday, a public-private partnership aimed at raising $15 million to provide clean water to 9.3 million people by protecting the basin of the country's longest river. The Nature Conservancy, a U.S

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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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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

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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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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101 Global Food Organizations to Watch in 2015 – The Women’s International Perspective

101 Global Food Organizations to Watch in 2015
The Women’s International Perspective
World Agroforestry Centre – ICRAF is an international institute headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, that specializes in generating and using science-based knowledge about the diverse roles of trees in agricultural landscapes to advance the practice of …

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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

Treedom Trees – The Perfect Christmas Gift! “Watching Memories Grow – One … – Ticker Report

Treedom Trees – The Perfect Christmas Gift! “Watching Memories Grow – One
Ticker Report
The tree you choose will become a part of several agroforestry projects in locations like Argentina, Cameroon, Haiti, Italy, Kenya, Malawi, and Senegal, all which share Treedom's mission. For help in choosing a suitable tree to make it truly personal

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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

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 …

Carbon Colonialism: How The Fight Against Climate Change Is Displacing … – Mintpress News (registration) (blog)

Carbon Colonialism: How The Fight Against Climate Change Is Displacing
Mintpress News (registration) (blog)
A new ​paper in the Elsevier journal Geoforum by Connor Cavanagh, research fellow at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, highlights how a separate carbon offset initiative at Mount Elgon National Park in Uganda not only failed dismally to

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

Community transcriptomics reveals unexpected high microbial diversity in … – Nature.com

Community transcriptomics reveals unexpected high microbial diversity in
Nature.com
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF): Nairobi (Kenya). Komeili A. (2012). Molecular mechanisms of compartmentalization and biomineralization in magnetotactic bacteria. FEMS Microbiol Rev 36: 232–255. | Article | PubMed | ISI | CAS |; Langmead B. (2010).

Beyond Carbon: Althelia Climate Fund Attracts Conservation Investors – Huffington Post

Beyond Carbon: Althelia Climate Fund Attracts Conservation Investors
Huffington Post
Althelia's first two investments aim to improve livelihoods for local residents and generate cash flows from "agroecology" products — premium cacao in Peru and sustainable charcoal in Kenya — to augment sales of carbon credits in the volatile

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

Coming to terms with terminology: Seeking ‘gray literature’ on landscapes – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

Coming to terms with terminology: Seeking 'gray literature' on landscapes
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
At the recent conference on Landscapes for People, Food and Nature organized by EcoAgriculture Partners and the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, participants learned there were no fewer than 78 different terms that allude to integrated …

In Saving a Forest, Kenyans Find a Better Quality of Life – AllAfrica.com

In Saving a Forest, Kenyans Find a Better Quality of Life
AllAfrica.com
One third of the revenue goes towards project development and is reinvested in income-generating green initiatives like manufacturing clothes (which are sold locally and internationally), agroforestry, and artificial charcoal production, among other

Kenya: Sh2.8 million banana project for Ungunja farmers – FreshPlaza

Kenya: Sh2.8 million banana project for Ungunja farmers
FreshPlaza
Omondi said they seek to link farmers with research institutions such as Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, World Agroforestry Centre, and Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services among others. Ugunja deputy

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Kenya chooses GMOs – but there are smarter ways to feed Africa – The Ecologist (blog)

Kenya chooses GMOs – but there are smarter ways to feed Africa
The Ecologist (blog)
However, we are in danger of overestimating the value of GM crops as a solution to Africa's food supply problems, at the expense of other options such as agroecology and climate smart agriculture which are constantly overlooked. It seems the issue of

Kenya chooses GM and biotech, but there are smarter ways to feed Africa – The Conversation

Kenya chooses GM and biotech, but there are smarter ways to feed Africa
The Conversation
However, we are in danger of overestimating the value of GM crops as a solution to Africa's food supply problems, at the expense of other options such as agroecology and climate smart agriculture which are constantly overlooked. It seems the issue of

Barack Obama To Take Part In Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting – Look To The Stars

Barack Obama To Take Part In Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting
Look To The Stars
… Mars, Incorporated, Senior Fellow, Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, Distinguished Fellow, World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi; Lucy Martinez Sullivan, Executive Director, 1,000 Days; Mark Tercek, President and CEO, The Nature

Steve Gliessman Named to Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food)

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CAN’s co-founder and chair of the Board of Directors, Dr. Stephen Gliessman, (Professor Emeritus of Agroecology, University of California, Santa Cruz) has been appointed to an international panel of experts on sustainable food systems. The panel is co-chaired by Dr. Olivia Yambi, nutritionist and former UNICEF representative to Kenya, and Prof. Olivier De Schutter, who recently completed his term as U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. 

The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation established the IPES-Food initiative, which addresses one of the three areas of action targeted by the International Scientific Committee of the Foundation: evidence-based advocacy on sustainable food systems and diets. The aim is to provide “…policy makers, the private sector and the public at large with the evidence to guide a transition towards sustainable food systems and diets.”
Steve tells us that the plan is for the Panel to be affiliated with the United Nations, probably the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Over a period of three years, the Panel will prepare a vision for the future of food, as well as an agenda for change that will be backed by the latest research, similar to the recent report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Steve is one of the first 10 experts invited to join the Panel, which will eventually include 20–30 interdisciplinary international experts in all food-system components. Discussing the work of the panel, Oliver De Schutter stated: “Producing more food will not do. Food systems must be reshaped with a view to ensuring social equity and the reduction of rural poverty, protecting our resource base and delivering better health outcomes.  Multidisciplinary research is urgently needed to promote adequate solutions at policy and global levels. And it must include an analysis of consumer behaviour, to encourage sustainable consumption as an integral part of food systems reform.”

In mid-September 2014, Steve will be traveling to Rome, Italy, to participate in a FAO-sponsored International Agroecology Conference for Food Security and Nutrition. Steve is chairing the first day of the event, where a large group of international researchers will be presenting their projects and results. In addition to his work on the Panel, Steve has also been invited by the Smith Foundation to present his agroecological vision at a meeting of their board of directors in November, as well as help guide some of their future grant giving.

At the upcoming XV Annual International Agroecology Shortcourse (July 6-18, 2014) in Estelí, Nicaragua, Steve and CAN-affiliated researchers will be developing ideas for research projects that will involve all of the CAN network and demonstrate how to do Agroecology. Check back for updates later this summer.

Links:
Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems
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Steve Gliessman, author]

Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems
[Steve Gliessman, editor: This journal is devoted to the rapidly emerging fields of agroecology and sustainable agriculture. The journal focuses on the changes that need to occur in the design and management of our food systems in order to balance natural resource use and environmental protection with the needs of production, economic viability, and social well-being.]

 

 

ICRAF and SEI Brief on Sustainable Firewood and Charcoal in Kenya – IISD Reporting Services

ICRAF and SEI Brief on Sustainable Firewood and Charcoal in Kenya
IISD Reporting Services
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) 16 June 2014: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) released two technical briefs on the sustainability of charcoal and firewood use in Kenya. The reports note that, in

FAO Booklet Features 10 CSA Best Practices from Around the World – IISD Reporting Services

FAO Booklet Features 10 CSA Best Practices from Around the World
IISD Reporting Services
Near Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya and Tanzania, FAO has partnered with farmers to revive Kihamba, an 800 year-old agroforestry system that provides a variety of foods throughout the year while maintaining groundwater health. FAO has also introduced an …

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UN agency spotlights ‘climate-smart’ approach to galvanize rural renewal – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

UN agency spotlights 'climate-smart' approach to galvanize rural renewal
UN News Centre
In the highlands of Mount Kilimanjaro, FAO has partnered with farmers in Kenya and Tanzania to reboot an 800 year-old agroforestry system known as Kihamba, aiming to maximize the use of limited land, provide a large variety of foods throughout the year
Farmers' battle to cope with climate change could spark rural renewal Thomson Reuters Foundation



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Merti aquifer: Kenya’s largest water source faced with resistance – Coastweek

Merti aquifer: Kenya's largest water source faced with resistance
Coastweek
Consequently, the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) underground water experts who have been undertaking research to look into these concerns supports the views expressed by local communities. "The unknown rate of risk in Africa is to blame for poor …

Setback in effort to supply Wajir with safe drinking water – Capital FM Kenya


Capital FM Kenya

Setback in effort to supply Wajir with safe drinking water
Capital FM Kenya
… of knowledge or ignorance?” he proposed. Reduced infant mortality (the value of a life being pegged at between Sh17,589 and Sh8.8 million) being one of the benefits Eike Luedeling of the World Agroforestry Centre identified should the project succeed.

Move over rice, baobab and spider plant could be the new staple crops – The Guardian


The Guardian

Move over rice, baobab and spider plant could be the new staple crops
The Guardian
The Academy, an initiative of the African Orphan Crops Consortium (AOCC) opened in late 2013 and is being hosted by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, where about 250 scientists from around Africa will receive training over the next five …

ICRAF scientist named AfriCAN Climate Research Award winner – EurekAlert (press release)

ICRAF scientist named AfriCAN Climate Research Award winner
EurekAlert (press release)
NAIROBI, Kenya (30 April 2014)—–The AfriCAN Climate consortium has named Dr. Aster Gebrekirstos, a Scientist at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) as co-winner of the AfriCAN Climate Awards 2014. The Award celebrates outstanding contribution by …

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University of Wyoming grad student from Kenya wants to take farming … – Casper Star-Tribune Online

University of Wyoming grad student from Kenya wants to take farming
Casper Star-Tribune Online
This is the norm in Kenyan society, said Judith Odhiambo, University of Wyoming agroecology doctoral student from Kenya. From men-only town meetings to 3 a.m. wake-up times for women, Odhiambo believes solving Kenya's political, social and economic …

Guest Blog: Real solutions for malaria in Africa

April 25th is World Malaria Day, a time to look back at progress made over the past year in the quest to control this dangerous disease. We also take a look at progress made in the shift toward sustainable, least toxic and effective malaria control tools.

Last year, we marked the day by highlighting on-the-ground successes in Senegal, Kenya and Ethiopia in reducing malaria with community based approaches. This year I join my colleague Dr. Paul Saoke from Physicians for Social Responsibility, Kenya to give our on-the-ground perspective on the path we think malaria control needs to take going forward.

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Kenyan UW grad student studying farming techniques – San Francisco Chronicle

Kenyan UW grad student studying farming techniques
San Francisco Chronicle
This is the norm in Kenyan society, said Judith Odhiambo, University of Wyoming agroecology doctoral student from Kenya. From men-only town meetings to 3 a.m. wake-up times for women, Odhiambo believes solving Kenya's political, social and economic …

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UW student hopes to empower women by improving Kenyan agriculture (163) – Laramie Boomerang

UW student hopes to empower women by improving Kenyan agriculture (163)
Laramie Boomerang
This is the norm in Kenyan society, said Judith Odhiambo, University of Wyoming agroecology doctoral student from Kenya. From men-only town meetings to 3 a.m. wake-up times for women, Odhiambo believes solving Kenya's political, social and economic …

UW student hopes to empower women by improving Kenyan agriculture – Laramie Boomerang

UW student hopes to empower women by improving Kenyan agriculture
Laramie Boomerang
This is the norm in Kenyan society, said Judith Odhiambo, University of Wyoming agroecology doctoral student from Kenya. From men-only town meetings to 3 a.m. wake-up times for women, Odhiambo believes solving Kenya's political, social and economic …