Nature-based Solutions Initiative, Department of Zoology
Dr William Thompson is a Knowledge Exchange and Research Fellow at the Nature-based Solutions Initiative. In collaboration with international research institutions, NGOs and industry, he leads the development of the High Agricultural Reforestation Potential (HARP) Toolkit. HARP will be a set of tools designed to facilitate sustainable agroforestry-based reforestation in tropical agricultural landscapes, with a particular focus on cocoa and coffee producing landscapes at forest frontiers. In addition, William is collaborating on the ETH Zurich led Sustain-Cocoa project to evaluate the impacts of forest focused supply chain policies on West African cocoa producers and the remnants of the Guinean forests. Prior to this he worked at the UN World Food Programme in Tanzania, Sainsburys Supermarkets in the UK and completed his PhD in food system resilience at the Sustainable Agroecosystems group of ETH Zurich.