Category: Bioenergy forum

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.

Community mapping for responsible palm oil

According to the Roundtable on Responsible Palm Oil’s principle on the development of new plantations, customary and user rights need to be demonstrated as part of the free prior and informed consent process. This can be done through...

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The role of China’s forests in mitigating climate change

Written by Manon Verchot Forest areas in China are rapidly expanding through reforestation and afforestation activities.  There has been much discussion in China about opportunities for climate change mitigation through carbon sequestration and through opportunities for producing feedstock...

Mostly bad news about slowing the planet’s warming

Financial worries, blatant greed and misinformation seem to have derailed attempts to mitigate global warming. But the ‘New York City approach’ and agroforestry offer some hope, says Craig Jamieson   For scientists, our work is often full of...

More people, more trees: the pathway to food and nutritional security in Africa

It is not a very old term, yet a google search of Evergreen Agriculture returns over 10 million hits. What exactly does it involve? “Evergreen Agriculture is a form of intensive farming of crops with the right trees,”...

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Biofuels venture connects cities to farms in Mozambique

Applying agroforestry solutions to environmental, social and economic problems offers commercial opportunities in developing countries around the globe. This is what Sagun Saxena, Managing Partner of CleanStar Ventures, told the audience during the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) side...