Category: Policies

Rob Finlayson

Rob Finlayson

Robert Finlayson is the Southeast Asia program's regional communications specialist and currently interim head of communications global. In his role as regional communications specialist, as well as writing stories for the Centre's website, he devises and supervises strategies for projects and the four countries in the Southeast Asia region, including scripting and producing videos, supervising editors and translators and also assisting with resource mobilization. As interim head of communications, Rob manages communications staff in Latin America, Africa and Asia and is overseeing implementation of ICRAF's Global Communications Group restructure.

Photographer Elisabeth Simelton, donkeys, Malawi, Botswana

Is rainfall really changing? Farmers’ perceptions, meteorological data and the problem of saying ‘climate change’ in Chichewa and Setswana

For farmers to successfully adapt to changes in rainfall, the roles of farmers’ perceptions and semantic challenges should not be underestimated, say Elisabeth Simelton, Claire Quinn, Nnyaladzi Batisani, Andrew Dougill, Jen Dyer, Evan Fraser, David Mkwambisi, Susannah Sallu...

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...