Category: Climate Change

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.

Nepali forests

South Asia’s forests help fight climate change but more needs to be done

For the first time, a carbon budget has been calculated for South Asia, showing that forests contribute to reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere but rice and livestock add to it, say a team of scientists that includes...

Intercropped farm in Meru, Kenya. Photo by Sammy Carsan/ICRAF

‘Farming the associations’ with trees for food security, climate resilience

At a webinar on agroforestry’s potential to foster food security and mitigate and build resilience to climate change, keynote speaker Emmanuel Torquebiau said agroforestry was not simply about “farming trees and farming crops side by side.” “It is,...

Oil palm

Bad news for international bio-energy regulators

A team of scientists has found that bio-energy crops such as oil palm can ‘swing’ the balance of their greenhouse-gas emissions depending on how the crop is managed. International regulators concerned with reducing emissions will have to look to the...

Adapting agriculture to climate change will take a whole-system approach. Photo courtesy of 37˚C

Nitrogen-fixation in Niger, Tanzanian migrations and a missing Botswanian breed

Nitrogen-fixing trees in Niger, weather-induced migration of Tanzanian farmers and a missing cattle breed in Botswana might seem an unlikely combination. But when it comes to adapting agriculture to climate change, they just happen to have something in...