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Kharmina Anit

Kharmina Anit

Kharmina Paola A. Anit has recently rejoined the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Philippines as a National Consultant for Smart Tree-Invest, an IFAD-funded project. She worked for ICRAF in 2011-2013 under the payments for ecosystem services (PES) component of the Ridge to Reef Project. Her research interests are resource economics, population dynamics and PES.
Kharmina is currently taking up MS in Environmental Science at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. Some of her publications are about the willingness to pay for water services and the use of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool in enhancing the effectiveness of PES.

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Using local ecological knowledge to assess smallholders’ vulnerability

Researchers in the Philippines are collecting local ecological knowledge from smallholders as a first step in supporting farmers’ adaptation to climate variability and market fluctuations     Using the Capacity-strengthening Approach to Vulnerability Assessment (CaSAVA) method, researchers are...

The CGIAR Development Dialogues 2014 and Living Data competition

The year 2014 marks an historic opportunity to communicate the importance of research on sustainable agriculture to people involved in the policy processes on climate change and development. An online competition is intended to spark wide interest The...

Switzerland, ASEAN and social forestry: a labour of love

At a farewell event for the outgoing Swiss ambassador to ASEAN, it became clear that his involvement with social forestry was personal as well as effective   His Excellency Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn, ambassador of Switzerland to Indonesia and the...

Co-investing in landscapes with Smart Tree-Invest

A new project will study co-investment by farmers, business and government in the environment and agriculture for mitigating and adapting to climate change, say Amy Cruz and Tess Beyer     An inception meeting for the Climate-Smart, Tree-Based,...

ASEAN needs an agroforestry policy

There is a critical need for an integrated agroforestry strategy for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations that encourages member states to promulgate agroforestry policies that achieve food security, alleviate poverty, create climate-resilient agricultural systems and sustainable, social...

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