Indonesia holds fifth national agroforestry seminar

Agroforestry is vital for improving productivity and incomes in the face of climate change, especially for steep terrain and small islands, according to researchers and farmers alike.   Indonesia’s Fifth National Seminar Agroforestry was held in Ambon, Maluku...

Partnering with the private sector in the Philippines

Dr Rodel D. Lasco, coordinator of the Centre’s Philippine program, explains the partnership with the Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation Inc.   ‘Filipinos have little choice but to adapt to...

“Shallow” private-sector engagement a major concern for integrated landscape initiatives

Integrated landscape initiatives in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa are investing heavily in institutional planning and coordination, but they have had mixed results engaging different stakeholder groups, especially the private sector. This key stakeholder group was almost...

Viet Nam, Vietnam, tea, trees

Farmers and researchers disagree on ‘deliberately’

Researchers have looked at differences between how farmers and research institutions, such as the World Agroforestry Centre, characterise agroforestry systems. They found a gap, which could be limiting opportunities, productivity and food security.   In the course of...

How many trees for a chocolate fix?

By Ake Mamo and Philippe Vaast   ‘Chocolate has begun a journey from being very loved and very common, like beer, to being very loved and a good deal less common, like Bordeaux.”  said Mark Shatzker of Bloomberg,...

Five capitals, Philippines, children, horticulture

Strengthen the ‘five capitals’ to adapt to climate change

Strengthening the capital assets of households minimises their vulnerability to climate variability and extremes, according to a recent study in the Philippines, says Tessa Beyer   Dr Rodel Lasco and colleagues, who measured the vulnerabilities of three, upland,...

The reasons why the richest benefit from community-based forest management

Why are the wealthiest farmers and a state-owned company benefiting the most from a scheme intended to help the poorest? Further study has revealed a complex web of migration, skills, capital, extra-curricular payments, evasive action and a lack...

Dr Prasit Wangpakapattanawong (l) and Associate Professor Doctor Sermkiat Jomjunyong

Vice-president of Chiang Mai University calls for integrated research in the Greater Mekong Sub-region

There are manifold problems facing the hundreds of millions of people who rely on the Mekong River and its watersheds. Dealing with the problems starts with coordinated research   Associate Professor Doctor Sermkiat Jomjunyong, the vice-president for research...

Agricultural development set to benefit from a diet of CaSAVA

ICRAF’s Capacity-strengthening Approach to Vulnerability Assessment looks attractive to two projects funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development   By Kharmina Anit At the Second Quarterly Meeting of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in the...

Mount Kitanglad Range Natural Park, B+WISER, Amy Cruz, World Agroforestry Centre

B+WISER prioritizes research in the Philippines

A USAID-funded project to improve watersheds and biodiversity has prioritized 67 research ideas   By Bhen Aguihon   Sixty-seven research ideas were presented at the National Workshop on Research and Development Agenda organized by the Biodiversity and Watersheds...

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