Agroforestry: a primer

Design and management principles for people and the environment Conventional agriculture is very productive. But high productivity comes at a cost: soil that is depleted or eroded, watercourses that are polluted or drying up, and a food system that produces 20–40% of...

Reseeding Grasses in African Agriculture for Cattle Grazing

Reseeding — also called overseeding — is the practice of planting seeds in an area with established grasses. It can potentially restore degraded areas and improve foraging conditions for livestock. Here’s how reseeding grasses in African agriculture systems helps...

5 Surprising Environmental Benefits of Mulching in Agriculture

Mulching is far from a new practice, but its benefits are easy to overlook. While to some, applying another layer of material to the ground before growing crops may seem like an unnecessary extra step, mulching has many advantages. Many people are familiar with...

GLF: Transforming food systems from the bottom up

Transforming food systems from the bottom up: Social innovations for soil restoration In this webinar, speakers from Benin, Kenya, and Burkina Faso will present how social innovations for soil restoration were developed at the community level and the changes they have...

Why should people embrace investing in agriculture

Agriculture is the art and science of cultivating the soil, growing crops and raising livestock. It includes the preparation of plant and animal products for people to use and their distribution to markets. Agriculture provides most of the world’s food and fabrics. It...