Southeast Asia

The past, present and future of swidden agriculture

The past, present and future of swidden agriculture

Swidden practices have often been viewed as highly destructive but that perception is changing as the practice itself changes

Indonesian agriculture isn’t as ‘green’ as planned

Indonesian agriculture isn’t as ‘green’ as planned

Oil palm is one of the commodity crops researchers say is not as 'green' as was planned

Can poor villages improve their livelihoods and environment?

Can poor villages improve their livelihoods and environment?

A new law in Indonesia funds development but villages don’t have the capacity to do it. Rewards-for-environmental-services’ schemes can help build capacity

‘Is it good or bad?’ Challenging views about swidden agriculture

‘Is it good or bad?’ Challenging views about swidden agriculture

Researchers have found that swidden may offer benefits to both resource-poor farmers and the global community

Agroforests set to replace monocrops in Northwest Viet Nam

Agroforests set to replace monocrops in Northwest Viet Nam

Land degradation from monocropping has reduced agricultural productivity in Northwest Viet Nam. But after four years of agroforestry research, there are positive signs for farmers.

Projects

Funding partner : United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Funding partner : Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (DANIDA – International Development Cooperation)
Funding partner : International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD)
Funding partner : Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Funding partner : European Union and the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry
Funding partner : Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research; CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry
Funding partner : Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Funding partner : Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Funding partner : Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)

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Latest Publications

Tree planting by smallholder farers in Malawi: Using the theory of planned behaviour to examine the relationship between attitudes and behaviour

Journal of Environmental Psychology
Seline S. Meijer, Delia Catacutan, Gudeta W. Sileshi and Maarten Nieuwenhuis 2015

Case study: Huong Khe district, Ha Tinh province, Viet Nam. Characterising agro-ecological zones with local knowledge


Uyen To Thi Doan, Elisabeth Simelton, An The Ngo, Lien Thi Kim Tran and Bang Nguyen Tran 2015

Kiprah Agroforestri 20


Betha Lusiana, Lisa Tanika, Sacha Amaruzaman, Subekti Rahayu, Sidiq Pambudi, Dienda C.P. Hendrawan, Ni'matul Khasanah, Beria Leimona, Sebastien de Royer, Elok Mulyoutami, Desi Awalina, Bustanul Arifin, Fitria Yasmin, Fadhil Hasan, Herdhata Agusta, Peter Sprang, Steven Jaffee, Jaime Frias, Tikah Atikah, Dina Utami, Yessi Agustina and Nichola S.V. Mitakda 2015

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