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CIFOR is looking for Office Administrator

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) envisions a more equitable world where forestry and landscapes enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR is a non-profit, scientific institution that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management around the world. Using a global, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to improve human well-being, protect the environment, and increase equity. To do so, we conduct innovative research, develop partners’ capacity, and actively engage in dialogue with all stakeholders to inform policies and practices that affect forests and people. CIFOR is a CGIAR Research Center, and leads the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). Our headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia, with offices in Nairobi, Kenya, Yaoundé, Cameroon, and Lima, Peru.


The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is a partnership initiative led by CIFOR through its GLF

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Posted By in Ethiopia Agroecology Platform
Posted 31 August 2018 at 03:20

Conservation Agriculture Practice by Coffee Farmers around Jimma and Mizan

Some of the highest quality coffee in the world is grown in Ethiopia. Practice of conservation agriculture in the coffee sector promotes sustainable resource management, as well as maintains coffee quality and reduces labor associated with the crop management.

Conservation agriculture has three primary elements, and all of these are demonstrated in forest coffee:

1. Minimum soil disturbance

2. Permanent Soil Coverage

3. Crop integration

The famous forest coffee of Jimma and Mizan is grown under shade trees. Temporary shade from fast-growing trees like sespania and castor (gulo) are grown together with coffee seedlings until larger, higher-canopy shade trees (such as Acacia abyssinica, Abbiza gummifera, Cordia africana etc.) have the chance to grow and protect the coffee trees.

When grown on hillsides, rows of verifier grasses keep terraces in place, promoting water retention and reducing soil erosion, while also providing biom

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Commercialising Moringa in Zambia and COMESA Region-Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  02 August 2018 - 08:00 to 03 August 2018 - 17:00
  Radisson Blu,Lusaka

This event will be a networking and experience sharing event with several Moringa stakeholders including farmers, processors, consumers, financiers and other interested groups. Come and learn all about the Moringa Value chain, Moringa farming, trading and export potential.

Speakers: We Inviting those who have expertise to submit their presentation and Papers. Moringa Dev Corporation: you can mail OR call  +260977848320/0963201397

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 14 April 2018 at 09:57

Agroforestry Kenya is registered in Kenya as Agroforestry Association of Kenya (AAK). It is a registered national umbrella platform that brings together farmers’ organizations promoting and practicing agroforestry. The primary clients of the organization are the farmers particularly the small scale producers. The platform also brings together individual professionals and value chain actors promoting the agroforestry science, extension and practice in the country. Agroforestry Kenya partners with institutions/organizations whose objectives include advancing the course of Agroforestry in the country and around the world for effective Agroforestry value chains development. Agroforestry refers to the land-use systems and technologies where woody perennials are deliberately used on the same land-management units with agricultural crops and/or animals. In agroforestry systems there are both ecological and economic interactions between the different components. It is a dynamic, ecologically based, nat

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 14 December 2017 at 01:31

Field Report: Agricultural Mechanization at Melkasa Agricultural Research Center & Menjar Agroforestry and Rainwater Harvest

This learning trip was hosted by the partners of the Agroecology Platform - AgriProFocus, Canadian Food Grains Bank and AKLDP with the support of GIZ AMTP, and collaboration from Adama Science and Technology University, Farmers and local government authorities of Menjar, and Melkasa Agricultural Research Center. Please find full report attached.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 November 2017 at 01:07

Agroforestry and Rain Water Harvesting Field Visit at Bolo Silase Kebele (Arerti), Menjar

27th October 2017

The Agroecology platform of AgriProFocus Ethiopia hosted a field visit to Menjar area Arerti woreda, BoloSilase kebele.

Bolo Silase kebele of Arerti woreda, has a soil type of silty loam, temperature ranging between 18-33°C. The livelihood of the area is mixed agriculture and livestock Like other parts of the country it is also characterized by rain fed agriculture the cash crops are teff, wheat, chick pea, barley, fruits and onion.

Now-a-day’s climate change is a boundless problem in every corner of the world so the farmers needed to practice soil and water conservation techniques widely. In order to capable of being resilient to environmental shocks they built water harvesting pond and practicing other NRM techniques. In that kebele earthen ponds were built at family level having a capacity of 84 – 129 cubic meter of water and at community level having a capacity of 1,

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Sarah Assefa ASTU seeks support to further research the impact of algae on water conservation in water holding ponds. All farmers in the area are using this algae, and the water beneath it remains cool in temperature. It is unsure how much moisture is saved by the algae presence, and how much water is lost by transpiration through the bodies of the algae. Please contact us if you would like to assist ASTU to further this research! (

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Sarah Assefa Please find full field report in post from Dec. 14:

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Posted By in Ethiopia AgroEcology Platform
Posted 25 July 2016 at 01:15

Climate-friendly practices applied: agroforestry

During the past three decades, agroforestry has become recognized as an integrated approach to sustainable land use because of its production and environmental benefits.

Agroforestry’s recognition as a greenhouse gas mitigation strategy has generated increased attention to its potential as a strategy for biological carbon sequestration. The perceived potential is based on the premise that the integrated systems are more resource-efficient in capturing and utilizing nutrients, light and water than single-species systems, resulting in greater net carbon sequestration.

How do European agroForestry farmers manages?  And what challenegs do they face?

Fortunatus MLYANDENA ok

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 14 August 2015 at 09:33

International Training Centre Starts Innovative CrowdfundingCampaign on Agroforestry in Rwanda

RNTC (part of Radio Netherlands Worldwide) has long been dependent on government funding but is actively investing in more innovative ways to help media and broadcast talent from Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan with their professional development and campaigns.

Today RNTC launches its first crowdfunding campaign.

Thomas Ngenzi is a former student of the National University of Rwanda/ where he studied School Journalism and Communication. He is a proud citizen of Rwanda.

Thomas is particularly engaged with the environmental management and conservation of land and as a journalist he supports farmers on sustainability issues and increasing business. Stories are his tool.

Thomas is a campaigner on agroforestry who helps farmers to make sure their lands are sustained and helps them increase the income.

His goal is Making Rwanda self reliant and productive.

Dutch Me

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NGENZI Thomas Help me to share this with your friends and colleagues so that my project may reach the goal.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 March 2015 at 01:20

Dear Sir or Madam,

Greetings. As we await for the 1st season rains for the planting, we encourage all Ugandans to invest in Agro-Forestry, we have high quality tree seedlings for planting this season. Available stock includes, Coffee seedlings, eucalyptus, pines, Grivellia, in the fruits category we have mangoes, oranges, ovacadoes, Guavas, Lime, Lemon, Ekitaferi, Pawpaws, Tomato trees, Mulberry tree etc. We also have Medicinal and Ornamental Plants, For detailed info, kindly visit OR you can also reach us by phone on voice/text 0752-726247 and Whatsapp 0776200002.

To learn more about our Greening Uganda project, kindly visit us at Invest in Agro-Forestry & become a millionaire in between 2-3 years. Deliveries are organised on request across the Country.See attached price list!!!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 4 February 2015 at 09:40

The Faidherbia Albida Tree.

Management of soils is a very big challenge to small sale farmers, especially when it comes to improvement of soil quality. One of the simple practices available is to incorporate Agro-forestry trees in farmer's fields such as Faidherbia albida. This tree can Fix nitrogen as well as improve soil physical nutrition. it can also recycle nutrients.

nchimunya siyokwa hi kelo was just doing a research on the same tree and its really the fertilizer and i would encourage farmers to grow for land sustainability

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kelody That's true Nchimunya,it really works. My research established that the Albida effect starts as early as 3 years. That's why Mr Kelody will not hesitate to sell the Albida formula

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 10 November 2014 at 02:19

Dear colleagues,

I am interested in planting eucalyptus trees, in the areas of Mpigi District, to be more specific Kasanje- Buwaya. What would be the best type to recommend and how do I avoid conmen for the quality required. The purpose of the trees is for construction support poles or fire wood.

Regards Dr CR Kikawa (PhD)

Allan Bomuhangi From your write up it seems you are interested in short rotation species. Yes eucalyptus would be good for the very purpose of construction support poles or fire wood. In Uganda we have three main eucalyptus species that is E. grandis (G), E. camaldulensis (C) and E. urophylla (U). These have been traditional grown over time. However we now have hybrid eucalyptus under the trade trade names GxU and GC. These have a much shorter rotation compared to the traditional species. They have good tree characteristics and would surely meet your objectives. Inorder to determine which species would do best from a professional point of view I would suggest that you do site species matching as first exercise. In case you need more information we will be glad to help

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