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Marya Espaldon

Marya Laya Espaldon is an environmental science researcher for the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). Over the past five-years she has conducted socioeconomic research particularly involving smallholder farmer's perceptions on adaptation strategies to climate change and sustainable landscapes. Laya has a Masters Degree in Environmental Science from the University of the Philippines Los Banos, with an undergraduate background in Agricultural Economics. She joined ICRAF under the Forest, Trees and Agroforestry programme (CRP6.4) in 2012.

Stronger, resilient islands in the Philippines

Small island communities are some of the most vulnerable and isolated in the world. On one, the island of Bohol in the Philippines, trees are an integral part of island life, where survival often depends on traditional agricultural...

Indonesia holds fifth national agroforestry seminar

Agroforestry is vital for improving productivity and incomes in the face of climate change, especially for steep terrain and small islands, according to researchers and farmers alike.   Indonesia’s Fifth National Seminar Agroforestry was held in Ambon, Maluku...

Partnering with the private sector in the Philippines

Dr Rodel D. Lasco, coordinator of the Centre’s Philippine program, explains the partnership with the Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation Inc.   ‘Filipinos have little choice but to adapt to...

Viet Nam, Vietnam, tea, trees

Farmers and researchers disagree on ‘deliberately’

Researchers have looked at differences between how farmers and research institutions, such as the World Agroforestry Centre, characterise agroforestry systems. They found a gap, which could be limiting opportunities, productivity and food security.   In the course of...

Five capitals, Philippines, children, horticulture

Strengthen the ‘five capitals’ to adapt to climate change

Strengthening the capital assets of households minimises their vulnerability to climate variability and extremes, according to a recent study in the Philippines, says Tessa Beyer   Dr Rodel Lasco and colleagues, who measured the vulnerabilities of three, upland,...