Category: Knowledge And Information Systems

Kate Langford

Kate Langford

Kate Langford is a consultant writer with close to 20 years’ experience in communicating natural resource, environmental and land management issues for various government and non-government organizations. She previously worked as Communications Specialist for the World Agroforestry Centre in Kenya and has worked in Indonesia, Laos, Vietnam and Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma in Scientific Communication.

Mechanization perhaps not all it’s cracked up to be

Agricultural mechanization has led to labour efficiency and higher levels of production in many developed countries, but attempts to mechanically process njansang nuts in a Cameroonian village has met with mixed results. Scientists testing a prototype kernel extraction...

Negotiation-support toolkit for learning landscapes

Governments and communities are finding it easier to work together to create a sustainable, climate-friendly Southeast Asia thanks to a suite of ‘tools’ that support negotiations over land use, says Robert Finlayson This year, 2013, the World Agroforestry...

Research history of the World Agroforestry Centre Southeast Asia program 1993–2013

A new book that outlines the Southeast Asia’s research history of the last 20 years and showcases each country’s research highlights of the last two years, has been published as part of the Centre’s anniversary celebrations, says Robert...

Payments for environmental services in Viet Nam might not be sustainable without improved monitoring and evaluation

Viet Nam’s payments-for-ecosystem-services schemes might not be sustainable because it’s hard to tell if they are succeeding or not, says Leony Aurora   Five years after payments for ecosystem services (PES) schemes started in Viet Nam, success is...

Safeguarding people’s rights through land-use planning

 The rights of local and indigenous people have often been overlooked in governments’ land-use planning. It’s time for that to change, say Sébastien de Royer, Gamma Galudra and Ujjwal Pradhan   Once the world was forest and humans...

Scaling Up Sustainable Land Management

A new handbook  on scaling up sustainable land management practices is now available online. The 45-page how-to guide is aimed primarily at the densely populated East African highlands, where the best practices garnered from the African Highlands Initiative—a...