Category: CRP6-Forests, Trees and Agroforestry

Daisy Ouya

Daisy Ouya

Daisy Ouya is a science writer and communications specialist with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). Over the past 15 years she has been packaging and disseminating scientific knowledge in the fields of entomology, agriculture, health, HIV/AIDS research, and marine science. Daisy is a Board-certified Editor in the Life Sciences (bels.org) and has a Masters’ degree in chemistry from the University of Connecticut, USA. Her BSc is from the University of Nairobi in her native Kenya. She has worked as a journal editor, science writer, publisher, and communications strategist with various organizations. She joined ICRAF in July 2012. Twitter: @daisyouya

Trees and food security in Africa; what’s the link?

The right trees, coupled with the right varieties of crops, rural advisory services, and a supportive policy environment can have a huge impact on crop yields, nutrition and income in Africa. And because smallholder farmers feed and nourish...

Atiek Widayati, Jelutung, Tanjung Jabung Barat, Sumatra, Jambi, Indonesia, REALU, reducing emissions from all land uses, farmer group

Reducing emissions from all land uses in Tanjung Jabung Barat

Indonesia is creating low-emissions development plans from national to district levels and the World Agroforestry Centre is providing technical assistance. On a visit to one of the research sites, Atiek Widayati, coordinator of the REALU Indonesia team, was impressed...

Mainstreaming climate change guidebook

How to protect diverse animals and plants from changes in climate

A new guidebook explains how to take into account climate changes that might affect biodiversity, say Rodel D. Lasco, Florencia Pulhin and Perlyn Pulhin   Because the effects of climate change are multifaceted, our challenge is to find...

Five priority underutilised trees identified for domestication in West Java

Five priority underutilised trees identified for domestication in West Java

Manglietia glauca, Parkia speciosa, Durio zibethinus, Gmelina arborea and Sandoricum koetjape have been identified as the top five underutilised species proritised for a participatory tree domestication programme for smallholders in West Java. This is according to a journal article...

agroforest, Jambi, Indonesia, rubber, biodiversity

There’s more in a rubber-tree agroforest than just rubber

Agroforests of rubber and other trees, which are not intensively managed, provide plentiful benefits to local people living on the margins of forests, says Elis Hayati     In Jambi province, Sumatra, Indonesia, agroforests are the main sources...