SEANAFE accepts 3 more MS Research Fellows (Batch 2)

Three more students, 2 from Indonesia and 1 from Thailand, were awarded the MS Research Fellowship (Batch 2) by the SEANAFE Board.

The additional grantees and their university affiliation and research topics are as follows:

1. Ms. Penny Pujowati
Institute Pertanian Bogor, Indonesia
Agroforestry Landscape Management Plan For Karang Mumus River Basin, The Down Stream Of Mahakam, East Kalimantan

2. Ms. Patinya Srikawi
Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
Effect of Agroforestry Management on Growth and Yield of Longkong (Aglaia dookoo Giff.) and Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis M.) under Mixed Cropping System.

3. Ms. Nurka Cahyaningsih
Lampung University, Indonesia
Analysis of Agroforestry Practices based on Community Forestry Policy (West Lampung Case Study)

SEANAFE now has 6 MS Research Fellows for Batch 2.

The grantees were provided US$1,500 each to complete their research and earned their MS degrees in their respective universities by August 2009. They are expected to abide by the rules and regulations of the Fellowship and comply with its requirements as stipulated in the contract they signed with the World Agroforestry Centre-Southeast Asia Regional Office (ICRAF) as its host institution of SEANAFE.

Because no applicants qualified from Laos, LaoNAFE, with concurrence from the SEANAFE Board, has decided to use its allocation to conduct a 3-day training on Carbon Stock Assessment in Agroforestry Systems in August 2009. The training expects to benefit around 16 faculty members from LaoNAFE member institutions. On the other hand, ThaiNAFE’s allocation for one more student will be used for student and faculty exchange activities among its member institutions.

The fellowship is made possible through funding support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).