In this regular series we profile advisors of the Nourishing the Planet project. This week, we feature video of Chris Reij, natural resources management specialist at the Center for International Cooperation, and Nourishing the Planet author. Last week he sat down with Nourishing the Planet to discuss his contribution to State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet and how rotational tree farming and tree management can regenerate barren and eroded land, and improve livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa.
Danielle Nierenberg and Chris Reij at the Center for International Cooperation in Amsterdam. (Photo credit: Bernard Pollack)
Name: Chris Reij
Affiliation: Center for International Cooperation, VU University
Bio: Chris Reij is geographer and specialist in socio-economic aspects of natural resource management with more than 30 years experience, mainly in Africa, but also in Asia. He is a co-editor of Sustaining the Soil (Earthscan, 1996) and co-author of Farmer Innovation in Africa, A Source of Inspiration for Agricultural Development (Earthscan, 2001).