Investors say agroforestry isn’t just climate friendly — it’s also profitable

by Stephanie Hanes on 8 July 2020 This article was originally published on Mongabay Investments in agroforestry systems are growing along with the recognition that this model of farming is climate-friendly, environmentally sustainable, and profitable. Recently the startup company Propagate Ventures raised $1.5 million in seed funding to help farmers in eight U.S. states transition from…

Wood and Wine with Rowan Reid

Rowan Reid is a good friend of the Alliance, and plays a pivotal role in the Restore Australia program through the Australian Agroforestry Foundation and the Otway Agroforestry Network. Rowan proudly owns Bambra Agroforestry Farm; a 42-hectare ‘outdoor classroom’ for agroforestry located in the southern ranges of the Australian state of Victoria. Farmers, scientists, students…

The Healing Garden of Medziphema

Dr. Visier Sanyü often sleeps in his treehouse. It’s a feature of the 12-acre “Healing Garden” which he created in Medziphema, Northeast India. Sanyü, a retired professor of history and archaeology, likes to quote a Greek proverb to his visitors: ‘A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will…

$85 million initiative to scale up agroforestry in Africa announced

by Erik Hoffner A coalition of NGOs recently announced “the biggest land restoration project ever seen,” starting with an $85 million project to scale up agroforestry in Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya and Ethiopia. Agroforestry is the practice of growing trees, shrubs, herbs, and vegetables together in a group mimicking a forest, and is credited as a…

Opinion: The case for agroforestry

With the Sahel desert encroaching from the north and temperatures projected to rise, farmer-managed natural regeneration is one of the only innovations that can shield crops from extreme heat by providing partial shade. It is a very real form of resilience. Click here for the full story.