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Trees, women and men: surprises and new questions

Renewed attention on gender across all of the research agendas of the CGIAR is leading to some surprising and intriguing results, which were presented and discussed at the recent Open Science meeting of the Global Land Project in...

A sweet waterway to food and fuel security

Southeast Asia, which is a world centre of palm biodiversity, can sustainably intensify agriculture through maximizing the full potential of sugar palms as sources of livestock feed and biofuel, according to Craig Jamieson during the First International Agroforestry...

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...

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...

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...

Land change in Sri Lanka as famous tea loses out to vegetables

In the highlands of Nuwara Eliya, tea country since 1840, swathes of the perennial crop are being uprooted. On steep slopes and tea terraces, farmers are increasingly growing potatoes, leeks, carrots and other temperate vegetables. Sri Lanka’s per...

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...

Jeldu Landscape, Ethiopia

One small change of words – a giant leap in effectiveness!

One small change of words is a giant leap in the effectiveness of agricultural research and development. The race is on to find sustainable ways of producing enough food to feed the world over the next three to...

Agriculture can mitigate and adapt to climate change

Separating climate-change mitigation and adaptation in agricultural landscapes is counter-productive but can be fixed, say Minh Ha Hoang, Peter Minang and an international team of researchers   Addressing climate change, food security and poverty means we have to...

Land-use planning for low-emissions development strategies

Farms, estates and other land uses produce food and other benefits but they can also produce greenhouse gases. To reduce these, Indonesia is working with the World Agroforestry Centre to implement land-use planning for low-emissions development strategies, say...

Quotes from TEDx Nairobi: The City Rebooted

The TEDxNairobi event on the theme ‘The City Rebooted” surpassed expectations. A stellar cast of speakers, each provocative and with memorable quotes and moving stories, left audiences inspired and enlightened. World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) hosted the event on...