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Frontiers in alley cropping: Transformative solutions for temperate agriculture

Annual row crops dominate agriculture around the world and have considerable negative environmental impacts, including significant greenhouse gas emissions. Transformative land‐use solutions are necessary to mitigate climate change and restore critical ecosystem services. Alley cropping (AC)—the integration of trees with crops—is an agroforestry practice that has been studied as a transformative, multifunctional land‐use solution. In […] Continue Reading

WFP tackles root causes of hunger in Uganda

Rebecca Mukyala, a 48-year old single mother of two, keeps the key to the community warehouse — built by WFP in Nambaale sub-county in eastern Uganda in 2015. She is the marketing manager of a group of over a thousand small-scale farmers who jointly manage the premises. Roughly half of them are female heads of households. During […] Continue Reading

Bonn Challenge delegates: Commit globally, act locally on landscape restoration

Now that almost 50 countries from around the world have pledged to restore 160 million hectares of deforested or degraded land, it is time to put down roots by turning those promises into flourishing landscapes that benefit local communities, said top government officials who met March 16-17 in Foz de Iguaçu, Brazil. One key is […] Continue Reading

Sustainable development goals progress

Only 12 Years & 259 Days left to make #SustainableDevelopmentGoals #SDGs a reality. Peoples participation is key for #Awareness #Action #AssesImpact Useful link by @GlobalGoalsUN: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/  Continue Reading

The open secret of fertiliser shrubs

Evergreen agriculture, a form of agroforestry, is an affordable solution to agricultural challenges. The approach integrates trees with food crops and livestock to create more sustainable and productive agricultural systems for smallholding farm families. Evergreen agriculture is already positively transforming the lives of farmers in more than 20 African countries. Through restoring exhausted soils with […] Continue Reading