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Winrock’s history in Thailand stretches deep to the roots of the organization, when 60 students from the Southeast Asian country were awarded graduate-level fellowships by the Agricul­tural Development Council — founded by John D. Rockefeller 3RD in 1954. In 2005, the nation also benefitted from the work of John D. Rockefeller 3rd scholars, who investigated how the rural poor could be compensated for protecting the environment — for example, keeping forest watersheds clean. In the last few years, Winrock project work has focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the forestry and land-use sector.