Category: Natural Resource Management

Christine Habito

Christine Habito

Christine Marie D. Habito is a returning research consultant at ICRAF Philippines. Her professional interests are in monitoring and evaluation and technical writing for rural and social development, particularly the thematic areas of gender and food security. She has worked with a number of local and international research and development organizations. Marie earned her Master of Development Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2013, and also holds a BSc in Agribusiness Management from the University of the Philippines Los Baños.

cocoa, tree, cacao, farmer, planting, Bohol, Philippines

Why aren’t farmers growing more trees?

Researchers in the Philippines found that farmers’ recognition of services provided by trees is an important but insufficient prerequisite for agroforestry adoption. More education is needed.   By Christine Marie D. Habito and Nina Astrid Fenger   Do...

Mangrove palms Nypa fruticans. Photo courtesy of Craig Jaimeson/ICRAF

Evergreen, Nipa and ‘push-pull’ presented at global innovations forum 2015

Agriculture as practiced in most parts of the world today will simply not feed a human population of 9 billion by 2050. Innovation in food production is needed, and it needs to be adopted on a wide scale....

Aisha Karanja and Wanjira Mathai of the Green Belt Movement plant a tree at the ICRAF Campus, 4 March, 2015. Photo by D. Odhiambo/ICRAF

Empower Women for a Sustainable Africa: 2015 Africa Environment Day/ Wangari Maathai Day

“You do not need a diploma to plant a tree.” This was Professor Wangari Maathai’s smart response to people who were questioning her decision to train illiterate rural women on how to grow and nurture trees. To celebrate...