Climate-change response: More trees on farms in Southeast Asia

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Bogor, Indonesia, 31 January 2019 — As the world grows hotter and the impact of a changing climate becomes increasingly severe, moves are underway in Southeast Asia to put more trees back into the varied landscapes that typify the region.

The 10 member states that make up the Association of South-East Asian Nations, known as ASEAN, with a combined population of more than 650 million people, are fast-tracking the adoption of agroforestry practices as part of efforts to mitigate, and adapt to, climate change.