Forest Restoration & Reforestation

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 by

In places where forests have been lost or degraded, restoration or reforestation projects may be undertaken in order to guarantee or accelerate the recovery of forests. Objectives of forest restoration can range from economic incentives, to social or cultural values, to ecosystem services, to biodiversity conservation. The task of forest restoration can be a complex […]

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Kenya Commits to Restore 5.1 Million Hectares of Land Based on New National Opportunity Maps

Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 by

The African continent has the largest landscape restoration opportunity of any in the world – but each country has to lead the way and drive action on the ground. Today, Kenya announced a significant commitment to restore 5.1 million hectares of land, nearly 9 percent of its total landmass. The amount of land Kenya committed […]

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France unveils new agroforestry plans

Posted on Monday, March 6th, 2017 by

January 19, 2016 As part of the 2nd National Day of Agroforestry, France unveiled new plans for developing ecologically sustainable forestry practices throughout the country. The plan aims to reduce the environmental impact of forestry and to integrate forest management practices into the transition to agroecology. Agroforestry consists primarily of mixing the planting of […]

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What is agroforestry?

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by

According to the Association for Temperate Agrofiorestry, “Agroforestry is a land management system that optimizes the benefits from the biological interactions created when trees and/or shrubs are deliberately combined with crops and/or livestock. There are five basic types of agroforestry practices today in the North America: windbreaks, alley cropping, silvopasture, riparian buffers and forest […]

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Extending the Forest Estate

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by

Agroforestry Program Trees grown on farmland provide a range of benefits and values to landowners and the community.  Well planned tree plantings can increase farm profits by improving crop and animal growth and providing additional income from wood sales.  Trees on farms also provide environmental and social benefits that often extend beyond farm boundaries.  Private Forests Tasmania, in […]

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Irish grower group hails benefits of agroforestry

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by

Agroforestry, combining field growing with trees for timber or fruit, can meet environmental goals while maintaining or even enhancing productivity, according to the Irish Organic Farmers & Growers Association (IOFGA). Image: Morguefile Its development officer Grace Maher pointed out that Ireland has the highest proportion of land under grass in the EU at 48 […]

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Using Agroforestry to Save the Planet

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by

Agroforestry—the use of trees in farming—benefits both farmers and the environment. According to a recent report by Biodiversity International, the Center for International Forestry Research, the World Agroforestry Centre, and Charles Sturt University, forests contribute to the livelihoods of more than 1.6 billion people. Yet, 30 percent of the world’s forests are used primarily for the production of […]

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Five Ways Agroforestry Can Grow Forest Products and Benefit Your Land, Your Pockets & Wildlife

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by

Posted by Jocelyn Benjamin, USDA-NRCS and Kate MacFarland, USDA National Agroforestry Center, on October 19, 2016 Much of the beauty in American agricultural landscapes is complemented by the trees in those landscapes. We depend on these tree’s products every day–from the paper our children use in school, to many of the fruits we […]

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Immense benefits from agroforestry in rural Cameroon

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by

COMMERCIAL agriculture has received a major boost and the impact of climate change minimised in Cameroon thanks to the adoption of agro-forestry techniques by thousands of farmers. The World Agroforestry Centre (formerly the known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry-Icraf), an organisation with a vision of rural transformation in the developing world, introduced […]

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Agroforestry and Its Benefits

Posted on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by

  Agroforestry is the management and integration of trees, crops and/or livestock on the same plot of land and can be an integral component of productive agriculture. It may include existing native forests and forests established by landholders. It is a flexible concept, involving both small and large-sized land holdings. Scientifically speaking, agroforestry is […]

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