NAIROBI, Kenya. (27 March 2014) —-Agroforestry, combined with land and water management practices that increase agricultural productivity, can save watersheds from degradation. A study conducted by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in the Gabayan watershed in eastern Bohol, Philippines, has shown that agroforestry systems create a more sustainably managed watershed...

Growing more food on the same size of land is key to increasing food production in Africa to meet the needs of an ever-growing population Farmers in Africa...

Agroforestry can help to achieve climate change mitigation and adaptation while at the same time providing livelihoods for poor smallholder farmers in...

Achieving food security for one million sub-Saharan African poor through push-pull innovation by 2020. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2014;369(1639):20120284 Authors: Khan ZR, Midega CA, Pittchar JO, Murage AW, Birkett MA, Bruce TJ, Pickett JA Abstract Food insecurity is a chronic problem in Africa and is likely to worsen with climate change and population growth....

Calestous Juma and Katherine Gordon argue that biotechnology has the potential to exponentially raise Africa’s agricultural production, increase food security, drive economic growth and save African farmers millions of dollars. Go to Source Tags: biotechnology, molecular biology, Agriculture, Genetically modified food, Genetically modified organism ...

By Khalid Bomba & Dan Glickman Last year, a bipartisan group of 23 members of Congress, hosted by the Aspen Institute, travelled to Ethiopia to get a firsthand view of the progress the country was making in modernizing agricultureand smallholder farming. This was the largest congressional delegation to visit sub-Saharan Africa in decades—maybe ever. This trip served...

More frequent harvest could substantially boost global food production on existing agricultural lands MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/25/2013) —Harvesting existing cropland more frequently could substantially increase global food production without clearing more land for agriculture, according to a new study from the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University...