David Wilson

David Wilson is an environmental program manager with over seven years’ experience at a leading London authority delivering various food security, energy efficiency and most recently carbon management and reduction projects. In 2011, David worked as a volunteer developing a carbon forestry project hosted by marginalized agricultural communities in rural Nicaragua. In 2012, he relocated to the Philippines where he finished his master degree specializing in ecosystem restoration and community-based resource management at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. The research he is conducting with the World Agroforestry Center is investigating the effects of swidden agriculture on livelihoods and ecosystems.

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Less swidden agriculture in Southeast Asia: effects on livelihoods and ecosystems

Scientists are analysing the transition from swidden agriculture to other land uses and how this affects farmers’ livelihoods and services provided by ecosystems   Part 1 of the changing story of swidden agriculture. Read parts 2 and 3...

New agroforestry horizons in Myanmar: the challenge of slash and burn

Myanmar is opening to the world and its agricultural systems are beginning to feel the pressure. World Agroforestry Centre scientists will soon start helping farmers with agroforestry, says Cathy Watson   Helping farmers to find alternatives to shifting...