Category: People and Society

Rob Finlayson

Rob Finlayson

Robert Finlayson is the Southeast Asia program's regional communications specialist. As well as writing stories for the Centre's website, he devises and supervises strategies for projects and the countries in the Southeast Asia region, including scripting and producing videos, supervising editors and translators and also assisting with resource mobilization.

Boab tree, crops, Burkina Faso, conservation agriculture with trees, Africa, agroforestry

The trouble with agriculture and how to fix it

Treeless fields of wheat haven’t always been the common image of agriculture. For most of human history, agriculture took place amidst trees. It’s time to put the trees back, say Meine van Noordwijk, Dennis Garrity and Delia Catacutan...

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...