Winrock’s history in Malaysia dates back to the Agricultural Development Council (A/D/C), founded by John D. Rockefeller 3RD in 1954. The A/D/C provided graduate-level fellowships to 43 Malaysian students, with the knowledge they would return home and share their skills to address growing populations and decreasing food supplies. More recently, Winrock project work has focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from forests, encouraging the use of biofuels and increasing agricultural production.