How trees and water fuel sustainable communities
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This podcast will take you into the underground river hidden beneath the karst ecosystem and limestone in the cultural heartland of Yogyakarta, one of the driest areas on the island of Java, Indonesia. Ani Adiwinata Nawir, a scientist working with the Kanoppi Project in CIFOR, shares her experience conducting research on this underground landscape. She highlights the abundance of underground water resources in this unique ecosystem, demonstrating that they have not been utilized optimally to help local communities operate more intensive aboveground agriculture and agroforestry practices. This research has been implemented through the Kanoppi Project, a CIFOR and ICRAF joint research project funded by the ACIAR (Australian Center for Agricultural Research).