Mekong Expert Group on Agroforestry

Young agroforestry system in northwest Viet Nam, from the air. Photo: World Agroforestry Centre/Yudi Nofiandi

A new network of agroforestry experts is forming in the Mekong region to share knowledge about agroforestry for food and nutrition security, sustainable agriculture and land restoration.

The establishment of the Expert Group is timely, coming as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) prioritises the development of agroforestry policy briefs, guidelines, training of trainers and a field manual in anticipation of the widespread adoption of agroforestry practices throughout the region.

The Group is supported by the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative and is designed to provide impetus to ASEAN’s drive to increase knowledge of agroforestry among its member states.

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ICRAF The World Agroforestry Centre is one of the 15 members of the CGIAR, a global partnership for a food-secure future. We thank all donors who support research in development through their contributions to the CGIAR Fund.

 

 

 

 

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Rob Finlayson

Rob Finlayson

Robert Finlayson is the Southeast Asia program’s regional communications specialist. As well as writing stories for the Centre’s website, he devises and supervises strategies for projects and the countries in the Southeast Asia region, including scripting and producing videos, supervising editors and translators and also assisting with resource mobilization.

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