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Amy Cruz

Amy Cruz is the communications officer for the World Agroforestry Centre Philippines. She is developing an integrated communications strategy for the Philippine program, scripting and editing videos and promoting projects through various media. Her other interests include social media, writing and photography. She has a Bachelor of Science in Development Communication, major in Science Communication.

tree planting, Philippines

Reforestation is more than carbon

A team of researchers are advocating ‘climate-smart reforestation’: reforestation for climate-change mitigation and adaptation that takes into account the impacts of climate change on the reforestation itself.   Researchers from different universities and institutions discuss in a recently...

pineapple plantation Bukidnon Philippines

Healthy watersheds need everyone’s help, agrees International Fund for Agricultural Development

Everyone with an interest in a watershed has to be involved for its protection to be effective. Deceptively simple, this finding from the Philippines is now being globally promoted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development   From...

Partnering with the private sector in the Philippines

Dr Rodel D. Lasco, coordinator of the Centre’s Philippine program, explains the partnership with the Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation Inc.   ‘Filipinos have little choice but to adapt to...

dead trees, landscape

Where will trees grow in a new climate?

Researchers at the World Agroforestry Centre Philippines have created a model that suggests where threatened trees are likely to grow under a future climate, say Kristine Garcia, Rodel Lasco, Amor Ines, Bradfield Lyon and Florencia Pulhin    ...

South Asia’s forests help fight climate change but more needs to be done

For the first time, a carbon budget has been calculated for South Asia, showing that forests contribute to reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere but rice and livestock add to it, say a team of scientists that includes...