Agroforestry in FBLS

Special newsflash August 2019

Agroforestry is defined as agriculture incorporating the use of trees. Trees have many different benefits like sequestering carbon from the atmosphere, bringing up water and nutrients from depth, building up soil organic matter and thus soil carbon and improving the microclimate. In FBLS (Flood-Based Livelihood Systems), trees have an important role to play with many different uses that considerably contribute to livelihoods of its people. The main uses are firewood, fodder, timber, edible fruits and fencing. More information on different tree species and their uses can be found in this practical note. To promote the use of trees in FBLS, we will share several successful agroforestry practices in this special newsflash.

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Newsflash July

Training Mekelle postponed 

The annual international training on integrated watershed management and flood-based farming systems (FBFS) has been postponed. New dates will be announced soon. Keep an eye on our websiteTwitter and Facebook to stay updated.

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Newsflash June


Tomorrow a webinar on pasture production using road water harvesting in African Drylands will be held at 2 PM CEST (3 PM East African Time). Go to for more information and the live link. 

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Newsflash March

FBLS Knowledge and Experience Sharing Symposium

From the 4th till the 12th of March 2019, the FBLS knowledge and experience sharing symposium: “Taking stock of a decade long evidence-based experiences of flood-based livelihoods systems (FBLS) in Africa and Asia” took place in Voi Wildlife Lodge, Taita Taveta County, Kenya. Approximately 55 people (practitioners, local and national governments, farmers, donors and

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Newsflash February 2019

Flood-based rice farming in Ahero

In Ahero (Kenya) over 1000 farmers practice flood-based rice farming and are fully dependent on floodwater. This video gives an overview of their practices and innovations.

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