Archives for April, 2012

Torsten Mandal: agroforestry

Yes, but agroforestry can also mean high tree cover when no crops are in the field and low tree cover in the cropping season in line with real alley cropping methods developed by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. In Kenya I in addition developed methods increasing the possibilities for this, based on low-cost direct seeding […]

NIGER-CHAD: Is sustainable agriculture possible in the Sahel?

NIGER-CHAD: Is sustainable agriculture possible in the Sahel? Photo: Anna Jefferys/IRIN Minder Mohamed Ali guards fields of crops that he and fellow villagers grow in a ‘wadi’ known as Aloum 2, near Mao MAO, 16 April 2012 (IRIN) – With drought conditions chronic in the Sahel, many farmers give up trying to grow crops and head […]

Interview with Nobel prize winner Elinor Ostrom on climate change

Elinor Ostrom: A champion of people power JOHANNESBURG, 25 April 2012 (IRIN) –   The governance of natural resources like land, the oceans, rivers and the atmosphere, can affect the impact of some of the world’s biggest crises caused by natural events like droughts and floods. How best to manage those resources has been at […]