Category: CRP6-Forests, Trees and Agroforestry

Rebecca Selvarajah

Rebecca Selvarajah

Rebecca is a science writer, manager of publishing projects, trainer in science writing, and novelist — working partly from Nairobi, Kenya and partly from Morwell, Australia. With over 15 years of experience in writing, advertising/marketing, publishing and social media, she takes on varied assignments, travelling, if needed, to conduct relevant research and interviews. Originally from Sri Lanka, Rebecca holds a BA honours in Psychology, with minors in Gender Studies and Sociology. Email Rebecca on r.selvarajah@cgiar.org

Conservation Agriculture with Trees (CAWT) policy in Kenya: An incentive or disincentive for smallholders?

Conservation Agriculture with Trees (CAWT) policy in Kenya: An incentive or disincentive for smallholders?

The adoption of Conservation Agriculture with Trees (CAWT)—despite its technical efficiency—is constrained by policy and institutional factors in Eastern Kenya. This is according to an article by Ngendo et al in the African Journal of Agricultural Research, published...

World’s largest reforestation scheme fails to protect natural forests and threatens more

China’s Sloping Land Conversion Program had high ideals but a new study has shown that while it has increased the amount of tree cover it has failed to protect natural forests, say De Li Zhai, Jian Chu Xu,...

deforestation, sloping land

Use a computer to choose the best way to manage your land

Governments can use a computer model to see the effects of different land uses. We tested one model in a watershed in the Philippines, saving time and money, say Leo Kris M. Palao, Moises M. Dorado, Kharmina Paola...

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...

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...