Wealthy women and a healthy nation through high-quality coffee

Women in Uganda’s Mt. Elgon region are producing some of the best quality coffee in the country and are rising to an export challenge.

Coffee-based agroforestry: a new way to increase farmers’ income in Hulu Lambuya Forest in Southeast Sulawesi

Farmers in Indonesia are learning how to grow coffee to improve their livelihoods and ensure their household needs. By Hendra Gunawan and Endri Martini A few years ago, a mixed orchard based on coffee trees was hard to...

The reasons why the richest benefit from community-based forest management

Why are the wealthiest farmers and a state-owned company benefiting the most from a scheme intended to help the poorest? Further study has revealed a complex web of migration, skills, capital, extra-curricular payments, evasive action and a lack...

Farmers, coffee, Kertamandala, Indonesia

Not everyone benefits from community forest management

On the slopes of Mt Sawal in the district of Ciamis, Indonesia, farmers have small plots of land that don’t produce enough to meet their needs. A community-based forest management scheme was supposed to solve that problem but...

Augustin Mercado, complex agroforestry system, Philippines

New ideas about producing fuel and food on farms

Thinking about what to plant on farms is changing to include mixed systems, says Augustin Mercado   In the Philippines, the World Agroforestry Centre has been looking at ways of making smallholders’ farms more efficient producers of food...