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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.

Humid Tropics communications workshop, Hanoi

A scientist learns to communicate differently

Thailand program coordinator for the World Agroforestry Centre, Prasit Wangpakapattanawong, describes learning different ways to communicate at a Humidtropics workshop   The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. George Bernard Shaw...

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Collaboration key to Dyera return to peat

 Jelutung, a once-prolific commodity tree, might well return to the peat-rich district of Tanjung Jabung Barat in Indonesia thanks to a lasting collaboration between the World Agroforestry Centre and the district government.   By Nichola Sarvangga Valero Mitakda...


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...

Baobab fruit in Kilifi, Kenya, in 2014. Photo by Ake Mamo/ICRAF

Characterizing baobab, the nutritious African ‘Tree of Life’

Descriptor list of Baobab will help to increase the domestication, cultivation and use of the products of the African baobab for improving nutrition and enhancing livelihoods A new publication,  ‘Descriptors for Baobab,’ opens the way for accelerated and...