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.

Land tenure and agroforestry at the heart of a sustainable future Earth

Our suffering planet looks set on a path of destruction, according to many. But leading thinkers gathered at the World Agroforestry Centre’s annual Science Week see the possibility of a bright, and sustainable, future Earth with secure land...

What do we really mean by land degradation?

What do we really mean by land degradation?

“Land has been perceived as a resource that can be freely degraded,” said Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) . “We need to move towards an understanding of land as natural...

Wake up now to make agriculture sustainable

“The world needs a paradigm shift in agricultural development … to an ‘ecological intensification’ approach,” states the UNCTAD Trade and Environment Review 2013 released yesterday (18 September 2013) in Geneva. “The required transformation is much more profound than...

United for soil health

Combating land degradation and building soil health needs a holistic approach that brings scientific findings together with the knowledge held by farmers. For instance, to judge soil health, scientists typically analyse it for organic matter content, levels of...

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...

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