Smallholders in Ethiopia are set to benefit from development of tree value-chains. Wood-fuel, round wood, livestock fodder, honey and medicinal plants obtained from tree resources contributed up to 12.9% of Ethiopia’s GDP in 2012 (UNEP 2016). Millions of...
Even without climate change, there is an enormous challenge to meet the growing demand for food with the current status of soil health in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
Smallholders and governments commit to restoring land through innovative, climate-smart agriculture.
Success in rejuvenating land through forest-based enterprises has had dramatic outcomes for farmers. In the late afternoon in the highlands of Malawi, the air is chilly as the sun descends. But the welcome is warm. A group of...
Innovation platforms in Uganda are empowering smallholders to adopt agroforestry to increase dairy production in both quantity and quality and improve livelihoods.
DryDev helped develop farmer-managed natural regeneration in agricultural fields, leading to reforestation with multiple local and exotic species that now contribute to strengthening natural forests and providing woodfuel and food, which can be prepared on the improved cookstoves deployed by DryDev, which reduce fuelwood consumption by two-thirds.
We are in a decade where we are working towards the Sustainable Development Goals, of which there are 17, and agroforestry works for all of them
Thousands of farmers are set to benefit from land restoration in the drought- and strife-stricken country.
Scientist Peter Akong Minang says Africa is lagging behind on product certification but that investment can have positive impact.
The global supply and consumption of food has increased over the last 50 years. However, due to our focus on increased productivity, our access to diverse and healthy foods has radically reduced. Many people remain hungry and increasing numbers have micronutrient deficiencies.
The biggest advantage of agroforestry is that it can help to mitigate climate change while at the same time contributing to the adaptation agenda. From the mitigation side, agroforestry is the simplest technology in terms of what the farmers —smallholders — can do on their farms.
Delegates at Global Soil Week 2019 push for effective land governance, local governance structures, extension services, and finance and markets to ensure sustainable and climate resilient agriculture.
Evaluation of seven options for agroforestry systems has shown delivery of economic and environmental benefits and applicability toother locations
In seven countries —Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Mali, and Senegal — women represent approximately 43% of the agricultural labour force but only 8% of agricultural landowners.