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World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) new partner in Agroforestry Network

Published on February 25, 2019 | Author: Linus Karlsson
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Agroforestry Network is proud and happy to present World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) as a new partner. ICRAF is a global institution that contributes with significant agroforestry research in and for the developing tropics. ICRAF’s research enables countries, development organisations and farmers to feed of the positive effects of agroforestry to ensure food security and environmental sustainability.

ICRAF will contribute with several researchers to Agroforestry Network’s pool of experts. First in line are Ingrid Öborn and Elisabeth Simelton.

Ingrid Öborn is a professor in agricultural cropping systems at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and a senior research fellow at ICRAF. She has experience from agroforestry research and policy development, both from east Africa and Southeast Asia. Between 2016-2018 she was the regional coordinator for ICRAF in Southeast Asia.

Elisabeth Simelton is a climate change scientists at ICRAF and based in Hanoi since 2010. She holds a PhD in geography and has over 20 years of experience from Southeast Asia, East Asia, Southern Africa and Europe. Her main research interests are new participatory tools for interactions with farmers, mixing qualitative and quantitative research approaches, and developing guiding policies for adaption and mitigation.

Agroforestry Network encourages partners and non-partners to contact associated experts for advice, opinions and interviews, or participation in seminars.