Category: Adaptation

Rob Finlayson

Rob Finlayson

Robert Finlayson is the Southeast Asia program's regional communications specialist and currently interim head of communications global. In his role as regional communications specialist, as well as writing stories for the Centre's website, he devises and supervises strategies for projects and the four countries in the Southeast Asia region, including scripting and producing videos, supervising editors and translators and also assisting with resource mobilization. As interim head of communications, Rob manages communications staff in Latin America, Africa and Asia and is overseeing implementation of ICRAF's Global Communications Group restructure.

Boab tree, crops, Burkina Faso, conservation agriculture with trees, Africa, agroforestry

The trouble with agriculture and how to fix it

Treeless fields of wheat haven’t always been the common image of agriculture. For most of human history, agriculture took place amidst trees. It’s time to put the trees back, say Meine van Noordwijk, Dennis Garrity and Delia Catacutan...

Participatory analysis of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the Sahel

From species extinction to family planning: Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the West African Sahel

By John C. Weber and Carmen Sotelo Montes According to most climate forecasts, people in the West African Sahel— an arid to semi-arid belt stretching across northern Africa—can expect a hotter, drier and more variable climate this century....

Canarium persimmon coffee system on sloping land, agroforest, Viet Nam

Creating complex agroforestry systems in Northwest Viet Nam

Inevitably, agroforestry is complex but some agroforests can be more complex than others, say Agustin Mercado and Lua Hoang Thi   Both the landscapes and human cultures of Northwest Viet Nam are complex. The landscape is mountainous, with...

Augustin Mercado, complex agroforestry system, Philippines

New ideas about producing fuel and food on farms

Thinking about what to plant on farms is changing to include mixed systems, says Augustin Mercado   In the Philippines, the World Agroforestry Centre has been looking at ways of making smallholders’ farms more efficient producers of food...