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Christine Habito

Christine Marie D. Habito is a returning research consultant at ICRAF Philippines. Her professional interests are in monitoring and evaluation and technical writing for rural and social development, particularly the thematic areas of gender and food security. She has worked with a number of local and international research and development organizations. Marie earned her Master of Development Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2013, and also holds a BSc in Agribusiness Management from the University of the Philippines Los Baños.

cocoa, tree, cacao, farmer, planting, Bohol, Philippines

Why aren’t farmers growing more trees?

Researchers in the Philippines found that farmers’ recognition of services provided by trees is an important but insufficient prerequisite for agroforestry adoption. More education is needed.   By Christine Marie D. Habito and Nina Astrid Fenger   Do...

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...

Dark clouds ahead but we can shelter beneath the trees

Scientists are making bleak forecasts for our food supply. But putting more trees on farms might help stave off disaster, says Regine Joy P. Evangelista A week before the Philippine national meteorological agency is set to declare the official...