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.

Boab tree, crops, Burkina Faso, conservation agriculture with trees, Africa, agroforestry

The trouble with agriculture and how to fix it

Treeless fields of wheat haven’t always been the common image of agriculture. For most of human history, agriculture took place amidst trees. It’s time to put the trees back, say Meine van Noordwijk, Dennis Garrity and Delia Catacutan...

Participatory analysis of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the Sahel

From species extinction to family planning: Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the West African Sahel

By John C. Weber and Carmen Sotelo Montes According to most climate forecasts, people in the West African Sahel— an arid to semi-arid belt stretching across northern Africa—can expect a hotter, drier and more variable climate this century....

Photographer Elisabeth Simelton, donkeys, Malawi, Botswana

Is rainfall really changing? Farmers’ perceptions, meteorological data and the problem of saying ‘climate change’ in Chichewa and Setswana

For farmers to successfully adapt to changes in rainfall, the roles of farmers’ perceptions and semantic challenges should not be underestimated, say Elisabeth Simelton, Claire Quinn, Nnyaladzi Batisani, Andrew Dougill, Jen Dyer, Evan Fraser, David Mkwambisi, Susannah Sallu...

New climate change agency in Indonesia to go beyond carbon

Between 60 and 80 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Indonesia come from forest and peatland loss. “We have to tackle this in order to meet Indonesia’s commitment to emissions reduction,” Dr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto said to an audience...

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