Agroforestry World Blog

Women collecting vegetable shoots from their garden in northern Benin. Along with the vegetables is maize plots surrounded by shea and acacia trees.  Photo by Grace B Villamor/ICRAF

Approaching climate-smart agriculture from a perspective of systems

The world’s population is expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050. For some countries, this will double. FAO estimates that global agricultural production will have to increase by 60% to meet increased demand, driven by population growth and...

Peru Ministry of Environment and the World Agroforestry Centre have entered into an agreement to collaborate on climate change mitigation and adaptation. HE Manuel Pulgar Vidal and Dr Anthony Simons with the MoU

Peruvian Environment Ministry and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Sign a Memorandum of Understanding for Inter-Institutional Cooperation

On 7 December, the Peruvian Environment Ministry (MINAM), represented by H.E. Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vida, and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), represented by its Director-General, Dr. Anthony Simons signed a memorandum of understanding for inter-institutional cooperation. The signature of...

Landscape as a gradient from rice fields to village, agroforest and remaining natural forest in North Sumatra; the drawing was developed jointly with villagers to emphasize conservation options other than eviction of villages and creating a national park.

New book arms people with knowledge on landscapes in a changing climate

As the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) launched a new book — designed to arm people with evidence and tools for designing climate smart landscapes—its lead editor underscored the fact that we are a long way from achieving sustainable,...

Lalisa Duguma. Photo by Daisy Ouya/ICRAF

Mitigation and adaptation go hand in hand

Parties attending the 20th UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change in Peru (Lima COP 20) have been asked to think about climate change mitigation and adaptation together. At a COP 20 side event organised by the World...

Jeff Hayward of the Rainforest Alliance speaks at a session on Approaches for multilevel landscape management for mitigation 5 December

From farm to landscape: Approaches for multilevel landscape management for climate change mitigation

On the sidelines of the on-going UN climate talks, scientists, policy makers and development practitioners deliberated on how landscape approaches can be used to plan and implement mitigation actions to manage agriculture and forest dynamics. Drawing on examples...