Category: SD4-Land health decisions

Rebecca Selvarajah

Rebecca Selvarajah

Rebecca is a science writer, manager of publishing projects, trainer in science writing, and novelist — working partly from Nairobi, Kenya and partly from Morwell, Australia. With over 15 years of experience in writing, advertising/marketing, publishing and social media, she takes on varied assignments, travelling, if needed, to conduct relevant research and interviews. Originally from Sri Lanka, Rebecca holds a BA honours in Psychology, with minors in Gender Studies and Sociology. Email Rebecca on r.selvarajah@cgiar.org

Extension services the key to better adoption of soil erosion control technologies by smallholders?

Extension services the key to better adoption of soil erosion control technologies by smallholders?

Extension support could catalyse the adoption of soil erosion control technologies by farmers, say Barungi et al in a study published in The Journal of Sustainable Development. Low productivity caused by soil erosion is a big challenge for...

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...

Augustin Mercado, complex agroforestry system, Philippines

New ideas about producing fuel and food on farms

Thinking about what to plant on farms is changing to include mixed systems, says Augustin Mercado   In the Philippines, the World Agroforestry Centre has been looking at ways of making smallholders’ farms more efficient producers of food...

UK Environment Minister Richard Benyon visits ICRAF Hq

UK Environment Minister Richard Benyon visits ICRAF Hq

During a visit to the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) headquarters in Nairobi on 19 February 2013, UK Environment Minister Hon. Richard Benyon said agroforestry had many beneficial spillover effects. “You are providing [agricultural] practitioners with the ability to...

New climate change agency in Indonesia to go beyond carbon

Between 60 and 80 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Indonesia come from forest and peatland loss. “We have to tackle this in order to meet Indonesia’s commitment to emissions reduction,” Dr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto said to an audience...

‘Farming the associations’ with trees for food security, climate resilience

At a webinar on agroforestry’s potential to foster food security and mitigate and build resilience to climate change, keynote speaker Emmanuel Torquebiau said agroforestry was not simply about “farming trees and farming crops side by side.” “It is,...

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