Category: CRP6-Forests, Trees and Agroforestry

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.

Ecosystems need strong legal frameworks

Legally binding planning at multiple levels, from local to central governments, will help ensure continued protection and improvement of ecosystem services, says Leony Aurora   ‘If it’s not statutory, you’re wasting your time. No one is going to...

Human wellbeing must be included in national accounts

Today, development can no longer be measured solely in economic models that show improvement in material consumption but rather on progress in sustaining human wellbeing, says Elizabeth Kahurani   Sustainable wellbeing on a national and global scale largely...

Bali’s World Heritage rice-field system on brink of collapse

The integrated rice-field irrigation system of Bali, Indonesia, has been awarded World Heritage Cultural Landscape status by UNESCO. It has maintained agricultural ecosystem services for over 1000 years but might not survive its popularity, says Elizabeth Kahurani  ...

ecosystem services, co-investment

‘Co-investment’ schemes for ecosystem services are more likely to succeed

People creating payments-for-ecosystem-services schemes need to reorient their thinking from strict financial transactions based on performance towards ‘co-investment’, says Leony Aurora   Co-investment typically involves various groups with different types of assets working together to achieve agreed goals....

Enhancing smallholder tree systems and livelihoods in Lampung: what has fifteen years of research taught us?

Enhancing smallholder tree systems and livelihoods in Lampung: what has fifteen years of research taught us?

In Lampung, Indonesia, the demand for horticultural products exceeds supply and proximity to Jakarta offers access to potentially lucrative markets. Smallholders are, however, unable to benefit from this due to poor market knowledge, channels and opportunities. Strategies to...