Food assistance needs in 2017 are unprecedented, say FEWS-Net, an early warning system pioneered by the US government. Famine threatens South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Ethiopia is also included within the top 5 areas of highest concern....
Soil carbon could help mitigate significant greenhouse gas emissions, while also supporting food production and adaptation to climate change.
Women are playing a leading role in coping with and adapting to climate change in the mountainous rural areas of China’s Yunnan province, where disruptions in weather patterns and increasingly extreme events are expected to impact agricultural livelihoods. But while they are assuming more responsibility than men, their voices are mostly excluded from the policy-making processes that affect their daily lives.
The head of state of Sweden visited Indonesia and attended a seminar on the role of forestry in sustainable development.
Chamka, the traditional and diverse farming system of Cambodia, is at risk from expansion of new cash crops, particularly, cashew plantations. How is this affecting the food security of the people? Chamka describes a mixed, upland rice...
ICRAF recently marked the end of its Climate-smart, Tree-based Co-investment in Adaptation and Mitigation in Asia (Smart Tree-Invest) project with a closing event in Jakarta.
A new report carried out for Fairtrade Africa by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Bioversity International concludes that monetary benefits derived from Fairtrade cocoa remain low, contributing on average an additional 2% of cocoa income for certified farmers.
To meet its commitment to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, Indonesia, which is the world’s third-biggest emitter, has been working hard to learn how to plan and implement reductions, with support from the World Agroforestry Centre. At a national workshop...
The Southeast Asia region of the World Agroforestry Centre celebrated its 25th anniversary with a knowledge-sharing seminar in Bogor, Indonesia
Africa’s population is expected to double from 1.26 billion today to over two and half billion by 2050, little more than 30 years from now. At the same time, land degradation, loss of biodiversity and the effects of...