MEDIA RELEASE: A new map of agroforestry and ecosystem services in the Asia-Pacific
Nairobi, Kenya, 02 July 2020 — A team of scientists have mapped for the first time the research trends in agroforestry and the current state of knowledge in the Asia-Pacific Region, as well as the research gaps about the ecosystem services provided by agroforestry.
The team, Seongmin Shin, Khaing Thandar Soe, Haeun Lee, Tae Hoon Kim, Seongeun Lee and Mi Sun Park from Seoul National University in the Republic of Korea, found that the number of agroforestry-related articles in the region has been growing fast but is still small compared to all the literature globally on the subject. India and China were noted as hotspots of research, which is not surprising given the two nations’ supportive policies and institutes of agroforestry. Approximately 60% of all research articles included case studies from India and China as well as Indonesia and Australia.