Scientists at ICRAF The World Agroforestry Centre have struck the golden mean between intensification and environmental health for oil-palm plantations. Their analysis shows that sustainable systems can significantly boost production but not as high as some analysts believed....
Author: Sander Van de Moortel
Visitors from all over Indonesia flock to small villages in Southeast Sulawesi that have found ways to increase their profits while reducing environmental impact. The villagers are keen to share their knowledge.
Concluding five years of AgFor, a multilateral project aimed at promoting agroforestry practices in Indonesia’s exotic Sulawesi region, participating farmers are now starting enterprises to process and market their products beyond their own village.
The global economy is consuming our available resources about one-and-a-half times as fast as they regenerate. Trees play a prominent role in our attempts to buck this trend. Just as companies, countries and households need to keep...
In the newest episode in our Liming saga, farmers have taken initiative to grow the cover crops after harvest rather than before, as originally advised. ICRAF went to find out why and came with new recommendations for the late sowing of cover crops. Farmers also got a chance to voice their concerns about their participation in the Seeds of Beauty programme.
Scientists at the World Agroforestry Centre and the Chinese Academy of Sciences establish methods to reliably measure the CO2 output of dead wood. The methods have implications for the accuracy with which we can assess climate change.