Category: Gender

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

Gender Equality or Environmental Conservation? A tough call for Sumatra

Greater involvement of women in landscape-level decision-making will increase emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in Sumatra, Indonesia, posing challenges to emissions reduction efforts. This is according to a study by Villamor et al, published in ‘Mitigation and...

Participatory analysis of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the Sahel

From species extinction to family planning: Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the West African Sahel

By John C. Weber and Carmen Sotelo Montes According to most climate forecasts, people in the West African Sahel— an arid to semi-arid belt stretching across northern Africa—can expect a hotter, drier and more variable climate this century....

Landscape in South Sulawesi, Agroforestry and Forestry in Sulawesi (AgFor) project

The difficulties of choosing research sites in Sulawesi

It’s not easy selecting places for new agroforestry research sites when there are many agro-ecological and human factors involved, says Robert Finlayson   Recently, I spent several days in the mountains of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, looking at possible...

Landscape in South Sulawesi, Agroforestry and Forestry in Sulawesi (AgFor) project

The difficulties of choosing research sites in Sulawesi

It’s not easy selecting places for new agroforestry research sites when there are many agro-ecological and human factors involved, says Robert Finlayson   Recently, I spent several days in the mountains of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, looking at possible...

Sugar, women, wine, money, men and orangutan

By Meine van Noordwijk and Endri Martini   We need a sophisticated understanding of how socio-ecological systems interact with markets,  policies and cultural norms before we can identify potential improvements to agroforestry systems that have provided livelihoods for...