Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

CIFOR and the ACP Secretariat signed grant contract 9 ACP RPR #91/1 on 31/08/2007 to implement the project with an official start date of 1 September 2007. CIFOR is the principal coordination agency of the project and ensures overall coordination and reporting to donors.

CIFOR is a nonprofit, global facility dedicated to advancing human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity. We conduct research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of forests in less-developed countries.

Our research and expert analyses help policy makers and practitioners shape effective policy, improve the management of tropical forests and address the needs and perspectives of people who depend on forests for their livelihoods. Our multidisciplinary approach considers the underlying drivers of deforestation and degradation which often lie outside the forestry sector: forces such as agriculture, infrastructure development, trade and investment policies and law enforcement.

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