Category: Biodiversity

Daisy Ouya

Daisy Ouya

Daisy Ouya is a science writer and communications specialist with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). Over the past 15 years she has been packaging and disseminating scientific knowledge in the fields of entomology, agriculture, health, HIV/AIDS research, and marine science. Daisy is a Board-certified Editor in the Life Sciences (bels.org) and has a Masters’ degree in chemistry from the University of Connecticut, USA. Her BSc is from the University of Nairobi in her native Kenya. She has worked as a journal editor, science writer, publisher, and communications strategist with various organizations. She joined ICRAF in July 2012. Twitter: @daisyouya

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...

Orangutan, nest, Tripa, forest, threatened species, deforestation

The cost of an orangutan’s forest

The Tripa peat swamp-forest in Indonesia is one of the few remaining Sumatran orangutan habitats but its situation is conflicted: it is designated as part of the Leuser Ecosystem Zone but also as ‘non-forest use’ and experiences persistent...

Orangutan, nest, Tripa, forest, threatened species, deforestation

The cost of an orangutan’s forest

The Tripa peat swamp-forest in Indonesia is one of the few remaining Sumatran orangutan habitats but its situation is conflicted: it is designated as part of the Leuser Ecosystem Zone but also as ‘non-forest use’ and experiences persistent...