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.

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...

Canarium persimmon coffee system on sloping land, agroforest, Viet Nam

Creating complex agroforestry systems in Northwest Viet Nam

Inevitably, agroforestry is complex but some agroforests can be more complex than others, say Agustin Mercado and Lua Hoang Thi   Both the landscapes and human cultures of Northwest Viet Nam are complex. The landscape is mountainous, with...

watershed, environmental services, ecosystem services, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Indonesia prepares to expand schemes that pay for environmental services

 Indonesia has been a leader in legislating for schemes that pay for environmental services such as clean and plentiful water supply. The implementing regulations that will encourage expansion are now being prepared and some important points need to...

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...