Category: Philippines

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.

Computer models show agroforestry can repair watersheds

Watersheds sustain life but many have been degraded. Computer modelling has shown that agroforestry can help rescue them, says David Wilson with Regine Joy P. Evangelista, at the Philippine’s First International Agroforestry Congress   Watersheds not only supply...

A sweet waterway to food and fuel security

Southeast Asia, which is a world centre of palm biodiversity, can sustainably intensify agriculture through maximizing the full potential of sugar palms as sources of livestock feed and biofuel, according to Craig Jamieson during the First International Agroforestry...

ASAP: Agroforestry Shelterbelts for an Adapting Philippines

Agroforestry systems can form part of an adaptation strategy by reducing erosion and sheltering crops from natural disasters, more so strong winds, according to Craig Jamieson at the First International Agroforestry Congress in Bohol, Philippines, as reported by...

coconut agroforestry, Philippines

More vulnerable than most? Farmers know that trees can help

The Philippines is struck each year by an increasing number of typhoons, which are also increasing in intensity. Not only the country’s physical infrastructure is battered but also its food-producing systems. New research for development in the Philippines...

Five tips for producing more food, saving the planet and making more money

Conservation agriculture with trees increases crop yields, builds soil organic matter, improves farmers’ income and strengthens their resilience to environmental stresses. These factors make conservation agriculture more acceptable to smallholder farmers, especially those in hilly areas, says Dr...

Grow a green economy with your agroforest

Agroforestry could rehabilitate natural capital and livelihoods, helping to build ‘green’ economies that reduce negative environmental impacts, use natural resources efficiently and sustainably, manage risks with wisdom and benefit all of society, says Ravi Prabhu with Amy Christine...