ASAP: Agroforestry Shelterbelts for an Adapting Philippines

Agroforestry systems can form part of an adaptation strategy by reducing erosion and sheltering crops from natural disasters, more so strong winds, according to Craig Jamieson at the First International Agroforestry Congress in Bohol, Philippines, as reported by...

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More vulnerable than most? Farmers know that trees can help

The Philippines is struck each year by an increasing number of typhoons, which are also increasing in intensity. Not only the country’s physical infrastructure is battered but also its food-producing systems. New research for development in the Philippines...

Five tips for producing more food, saving the planet and making more money

Conservation agriculture with trees increases crop yields, builds soil organic matter, improves farmers’ income and strengthens their resilience to environmental stresses. These factors make conservation agriculture more acceptable to smallholder farmers, especially those in hilly areas, says Dr...

Grow a green economy with your agroforest

Agroforestry could rehabilitate natural capital and livelihoods, helping to build ‘green’ economies that reduce negative environmental impacts, use natural resources efficiently and sustainably, manage risks with wisdom and benefit all of society, says Ravi Prabhu with Amy Christine...

Dark clouds ahead but we can shelter beneath the trees

Scientists are making bleak forecasts for our food supply. But putting more trees on farms might help stave off disaster, says Regine Joy P. Evangelista A week before the Philippine national meteorological agency is set to declare the official...

Kenya’s southwest Mau and Vietnam’s highland regions set to become models in sustainable landscape management

  A new initiative launched on 28 February 2014 will be carry out projects in Kenya and Vietnam, projects whose success could serve as an example for integrated and sustainable land and water management for productive landscapes. The...

Agroforestry set to grow even more in Viet Nam

The World Agroforestry Centre and the Viet Nam Academy of Forest Sciences have signed a formal agreement to work more closely together on agroforestry research, says Robert Finlayson   On 16 December 2013 in the offices of the...

International English version of the Indonesian National Strategy for Agroforestry Research 2012–2030

The Forestry Research and Development Agency of the Ministry of Forestry, Republic of Indonesia, launched the English-language version of its National Strategy for Agroforestry Research in Jakarta, says Robert Finlayson The Forestry Research and Development Agency (FORDA) celebrated its 100th...

New agroforestry horizons in Myanmar: the challenge of slash and burn

Myanmar is opening to the world and its agricultural systems are beginning to feel the pressure. World Agroforestry Centre scientists will soon start helping farmers with agroforestry, says Cathy Watson   Helping farmers to find alternatives to shifting...

Negotiation-support toolkit for learning landscapes

Governments and communities are finding it easier to work together to create a sustainable, climate-friendly Southeast Asia thanks to a suite of ‘tools’ that support negotiations over land use, says Robert Finlayson This year, 2013, the World Agroforestry...

Research history of the World Agroforestry Centre Southeast Asia program 1993–2013

A new book that outlines the Southeast Asia’s research history of the last 20 years and showcases each country’s research highlights of the last two years, has been published as part of the Centre’s anniversary celebrations, says Robert...

Indonesia celebrates the 20th anniversary of the World Agroforestry Centre Southeast Asia program

To commemorate the Southeast Asia program’s 20th anniversary, the headquarters in Indonesia shared stories and experience between staff and partners and launched three important books, says Robert Finlayson   This year, 2013, the World Agroforestry Centre’s Southeast Asia...

Agroforestry front and centre at UN nutrition seminar

By Patrick Worms Two centuries ago, Thomas Malthus famously predicted a Hobbesian world of runaway population growth outstripping food supplies, with mass starvation as the ultimate sanction for human profligacy. That he has so far been proven wrong...

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