Tagged: Food Security

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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...

Rabbits and giant snails among rubber trees: Agroforestry rekindles rubber farming in Nigeria

Nigerian rubber farmers are finding that diversifying their land with food crops, food trees and ‘small livestock’ like rabbits, bees and snails makes sense on many levels. The mixed farm brings in food to eat and income long...

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...

Will recognising links between biodiversity and human health lead to greater focus on the benefits of trees?

Wild indigenous fruit trees could lead to better health and nutrition across the globe, but their potential remains largely untapped as little attention has been given to their nutritional or economic value. For the first time, the World...

Farmer and plough, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Technology can help provide more food but basics must be met

As the effort to improve food-supply productivity continues, technology and innovation are imperatives but scientists warn that smallholders’ basic needs must first be met   By Enggar Paramita   Food security has become everybody’s problem. Government, private companies,...