Water-forest interactions complex but crucial in ecosystem service delivery

Planting trees among the maize and bean crops of her smallholder farm in Kenya has helped Margaret Muchanga to increase yields, improving her family’s food and financial security and offering lessons in agroforestry that she can share with her community and spread the benefits. “I can feed my children and now it’s becoming interesting to […]

Africa’s vast forest potential untapped, circular bioeconomy could help

Africa has enormous potential to derive more value from its forests without producing more wood, and could thus provide a good example of the possibilities of the circular bioeconomy, says Lauri Hetemäki, assistant director, European Forest Institute (EFI). Africa produced 54 percent more wood and has four times more forest area than the European Union […]