Category: Policies

Rebecca Selvarajah

Rebecca Selvarajah

Rebecca is a science writer, manager of publishing projects, trainer in science writing, and novelist — working partly from Nairobi, Kenya and partly from Morwell, Australia. With over 15 years of experience in writing, advertising/marketing, publishing and social media, she takes on varied assignments, travelling, if needed, to conduct relevant research and interviews. Originally from Sri Lanka, Rebecca holds a BA honours in Psychology, with minors in Gender Studies and Sociology. Email Rebecca on r.selvarajah@cgiar.org

Does policy in Cameroon discourage smallholder tree planting?

Does policy in Cameroon discourage smallholder tree planting?

Although most national government policies in Cameroon address tree planting and agroforestry, actual legislation designed to follow up the policies mostly contradicts poverty reduction goals, say Divine Foundjem-Tita, Zac Tchoundjeu, Stijn Speelman, Marijke D’Haese, Ann Degrande, Ebenezer Asaah,...

UK Environment Minister Richard Benyon visits ICRAF Hq

UK Environment Minister Richard Benyon visits ICRAF Hq

During a visit to the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) headquarters in Nairobi on 19 February 2013, UK Environment Minister Hon. Richard Benyon said agroforestry had many beneficial spillover effects. “You are providing [agricultural] practitioners with the ability to...

Dr.Kuntoro

New climate change agency in Indonesia to go beyond carbon

Between 60 and 80 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Indonesia come from forest and peatland loss. “We have to tackle this in order to meet Indonesia’s commitment to emissions reduction,” Dr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto said to an audience...

Intercropped farm in Meru, Kenya. Photo by Sammy Carsan/ICRAF

‘Farming the associations’ with trees for food security, climate resilience

At a webinar on agroforestry’s potential to foster food security and mitigate and build resilience to climate change, keynote speaker Emmanuel Torquebiau said agroforestry was not simply about “farming trees and farming crops side by side.” “It is,...

Oil palm

Bad news for international bio-energy regulators

A team of scientists has found that bio-energy crops such as oil palm can ‘swing’ the balance of their greenhouse-gas emissions depending on how the crop is managed. International regulators concerned with reducing emissions will have to look to the...

Synoptic information, hard evidence and good practice are critical to managing transboundary watersheds and resources in Africa. Photo courtesy of US Army Africa.

Rivers without borders – transforming the way we manage shared watersheds

Pictures speak a thousand words and they can help better manage water resources across Africa’s political borders. This is what Ravi Prabhu, Deputy Director General – Research for the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) told the audience during the...