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Sebastien de Royer

Sébastien de Royer is a junior scientist based at the South East Asia Regional office in Bogor. He is focusing on human and social dimensions of climate change and agroforestry systems. He has been working actively in Indonesia in the field of social forestry and climate change interventions. Contact details: s.royer@cgiar.org

Village Forest licenses in Indonesia: what are they really for?

While the new Government of Indonesia is keen to promote community-based forest management, World Agroforestry Centre researchers working in villages granted the licenses have found confusion and frustration over purpose, beneficiaries and support   The Government of Indonesia...

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...

Reducing emissions from Jambi province, Indonesia, through ‘nested’ plans

Governments at all levels in Indonesia have to reduce greenhouse emissions to meet national targets. Scientists are helping them integrate their plans   By Bonie Dewantara and Atiek Widayati Within the context of reducing emissions globally, Indonesia promulgated...

Female farmers might increase greenhouse gases

Decisions by women can lead to more changes in land use because of their willingness to accept offers from outsiders. To avoid deforestation, the value of natural ecosystems needs to be instilled   By Tess Beyer   Indonesia...

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Agroforests are reducing carbon losses from Jambi, Indonesia

Land-cover change is accelerating, while carbon loss is decelerating in Jambi Province, Sumatra. This is according to a paper published in Regional Environmental Change by Grace Villamor, Robert Ponstius and Meine van Noordwijk, which also states that this...

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Reducing emissions from all land uses in Tanjung Jabung Barat

Indonesia is creating low-emissions development plans from national to district levels and the World Agroforestry Centre is providing technical assistance. On a visit to one of the research sites, Atiek Widayati, coordinator of the REALU Indonesia team, was impressed...

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There’s more in a rubber-tree agroforest than just rubber

Agroforests of rubber and other trees, which are not intensively managed, provide plentiful benefits to local people living on the margins of forests, says Elis Hayati     In Jambi province, Sumatra, Indonesia, agroforests are the main sources...