Category: Biodiversity

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.

Community mapping for responsible palm oil

According to the Roundtable on Responsible Palm Oil’s principle on the development of new plantations, customary and user rights need to be demonstrated as part of the free prior and informed consent process. This can be done through...

New technologies for cocoa farming pull youth, secure chocolate

“In one of our project sites in Cote d’Ivoire, a university graduate recently went back to his family’s cocoa farm of his own accord,” Christophe Kouamé said, to make the point that new technologies can make farming more...

More people, more trees: the pathway to food and nutritional security in Africa

It is not a very old term, yet a google search of Evergreen Agriculture returns over 10 million hits. What exactly does it involve? “Evergreen Agriculture is a form of intensive farming of crops with the right trees,”...

Mainstreaming climate change guidebook

How to protect diverse animals and plants from changes in climate

A new guidebook explains how to take into account climate changes that might affect biodiversity, say Rodel D. Lasco, Florencia Pulhin and Perlyn Pulhin   Because the effects of climate change are multifaceted, our challenge is to find...

agroforest, Jambi, Indonesia, rubber, biodiversity

There’s more in a rubber-tree agroforest than just rubber

Agroforests of rubber and other trees, which are not intensively managed, provide plentiful benefits to local people living on the margins of forests, says Elis Hayati     In Jambi province, Sumatra, Indonesia, agroforests are the main sources...