Category: Indonesia

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.

Bali ricefields threatend by a new kind of storm

Bali’s World Heritage rice-field system on brink of collapse

The integrated rice-field irrigation system of Bali, Indonesia, has been awarded World Heritage Cultural Landscape status by UNESCO. It has maintained agricultural ecosystem services for over 1000 years but might not survive its popularity, says Elizabeth Kahurani  ...

Enhancing smallholder tree systems and livelihoods in Lampung: what has fifteen years of research taught us?

Enhancing smallholder tree systems and livelihoods in Lampung: what has fifteen years of research taught us?

In Lampung, Indonesia, the demand for horticultural products exceeds supply and proximity to Jakarta offers access to potentially lucrative markets. Smallholders are, however, unable to benefit from this due to poor market knowledge, channels and opportunities. Strategies to...

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Indonesia launches national strategy for agroforestry research

The Government of Indonesia has officially published a strategy to research and develop agroforestry throughout the archipelago. The strategy was created with help from the World Agroforestry Centre, says Robert Finlayson   For more than a year, the...

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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...

Inspecting land-allocation map Bantaeng district South Sulawesi Indonesia (2)

Community mapping for responsible palm oil

According to the Roundtable on Responsible Palm Oil’s principle on the development of new plantations, customary and user rights need to be demonstrated as part of the free prior and informed consent process. This can be done through...

One of the nurseries in Aceh

Regrowing Aceh after the conflict and tsunami

Four years after a land-rehabilitation project ended, farmers continue to improve their livelihoods and restore land to productivity, says Robert Finlayson   The province of Aceh, on Indonesia’s westernmost tip, was the scene of a decades-long conflict between...