Agroforestry World Blog

A well-managed watershed provides many benefits. Photo: World Agroforestry Centre

Indonesia adopts advice on ecosystem services from the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry

Indonesia’s newly formed Ministry of Environment and Forestry has adopted recommendations from studies conducted by the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry and the RUPES project   As one of its first initiatives, in January 2015...

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Electricity company expands ecosystem services’ scheme to 10 provinces in Indonesia

Thanks to a pilot established by the World Agroforestry Centre, Indonesia’s state electricity company is now expanding ecosystem services’ schemes throughout the island of Sumatra   The State Electricity Company of Indonesia (Perusahaan Listrik Negara/PLN) has mandated the...

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A Biofuel Debate in the New York Times

Does combating climate change require burning the world’s forests and crops for fuel? It certainly looks that way, judging from the aggressive mandates governments around the globe have set to incorporate bioenergy into their transportation fuels in the...

Jayawijaya Low-Emissions Development Working Group public consultation Wamena

Papuan local wisdom works with scientific knowledge to reduce greenhouse gases

Jayawijaya regency in central Papua province, Indonesia, is combing local ecological wisdom with scientific technical support to devise low-emission development through land-use plans   The Baliem Valley in central Papua has no road access and was only ‘discovered’...

Ambassador Skoog (L) and Mr Levrans Yarisetow

A village in Papua sets out to save the world

A small, remote village in Papua province, Indonesia, wants to share the knowledge it has gained to help slow climate change, beginning with the ambassador of the European Union   The village of Wambena, clinging to a clifftop...

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Oil palm can help to sequester more carbon

According to researchers from the World Agroforestry Centre, oil-palm plantations can help climate-change mitigation by not only reducing greenhouse-gas emissions through use as a biofuel but also by sequestering a considerable amount of carbon   In the Philippines,...