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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.

Indonesia launches national strategy for agroforestry research

The Government of Indonesia has officially published a strategy to research and develop agroforestry throughout the archipelago. The strategy was created with help from the World Agroforestry Centre, says Robert Finlayson   For more than a year, the...

Gender Equality or Environmental Conservation? A tough call for Sumatra

Greater involvement of women in landscape-level decision-making will increase emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in Sumatra, Indonesia, posing challenges to emissions reduction efforts. This is according to a study by Villamor et al, published in ‘Mitigation and...

New X-ray technology to reveal the makeup of Africa soils

This work paves the way for the development of environmental quality guidelines for the continent’s soils. Scientists at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and partners have adapted a technique commonly used in clinical, archeological, and other applications so...

dead trees, landscape

Where will trees grow in a new climate?

Researchers at the World Agroforestry Centre Philippines have created a model that suggests where threatened trees are likely to grow under a future climate, say Kristine Garcia, Rodel Lasco, Amor Ines, Bradfield Lyon and Florencia Pulhin    ...

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,...

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