Yearly Archives: 2013

A Proactive Gender and Youth Strategy for Drylands

“Is having gender as a cross-cutting theme across the impact pathways going to be enough to deliver equitable benefits for men and women?”

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World Agroforestry Centre Funds Forest Capacity Building in DRC

The capacity building projects are intended to address the lack of forest technical expertise in the DRC based on, amongst others, a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) that revealed, in 2005, there were only ten forest researchers in the DRC.

Agroforestry Supports Sustainable Food Systems for World Food DAy

Today, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) joins the global community in marking World Food Day. We recognize the numerous ways through which agroforestry systems around the world are contributing towards Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition, the theme of this year’s campaign. Read more…


Brainstorming for a Land-degradation Neutral World at Cop 11

Windhoek, Namibia: Over 2000 delegates attending UNCCD’s Conference of the Parties (COP11)  came to the Rio Conventions Pavilion and joined in the conversation on synergistic approaches to achieving a land-degradation neutral world and supporting sustainable livelihoods.

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The Earth Council Alliance Declares EverGreen Agriculture as an Ecologically Sound, Knowledge Intensive Approach

to agricultural production that helps people to address some of the most challenging food production issues that we currently face. Implementing it on a broad scale will be a major benefit to us both now and in the future.

The Earth Council Alliance has now made EverGreen Agriculture one of their signature programmes. 

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Tap dry land to stem food, water crisis

Africa’s deserts and range lands offer a wealth of opportunities, if harnessed, Dr Garrity told the African food secuurity conference in Nairobi

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