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  • CIFOR's 20th anniversary

Celebrate 20 years of forestry research
with CIFOR alumni and friends

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    International Day of Forests 2014

    Forests are central to our economy, our climate and our culture. They are an integral part of the world's landscapes and essential to sustainable development for a healthy planet.

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    Sustainable forest management in Central Africa: Yesterday, today and tomorrow

    Central Africa is home to the second largest continuous block of rainforest on the planet after the Amazon Basin. The area hosts a wealth of biodiversity and provides vital regional and global ecological services.

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    Sign CIFOR's anniversary guestbook!

    Have a story to share about CIFOR projects, publications or teams from the past 20 years? Have thoughts you want to share about CIFOR's growth, our mission and our influence? Tell us what you think about CIFOR's past and share your thoughts about our future.

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    Top publications

    We have produced thousands of publications over our history. Here are the most popular ones of the past 20 years.

When the Center for International Forestry Research began in 1993 in temporary offices in Bogor, Indonesia, with just a handful of staff, few would have anticipated its future impact and contribution to the global forestry research agenda. Today, with over 200 scientists and support staff, and 200 partners working in 30 countries worldwide, CIFOR has become one of the most influential research organisations working on forests and forest-related issues.

If you would like receive the latest news on forthcoming anniversary products and events during 2013 and how you can take part, please join our CIFOR alumni directory, or sign up to become a friend of CIFOR here.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Videos

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    CIFOR Director General, Peter Holmgren

    Peter Holmgren's presentation at CIFOR's 20th Anniversary Luncheon at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, on November 28th, 2013.

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    CIFOR Director General, Peter Holmgren

    Presentation by Peter Holmgren, CIFOR Director General at International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy, May 13th, 2013.

    The International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition will increase understanding of the crucial role that forests, trees on farms and agroforestry systems can play in improving the food security and nutrition of rural people, especially in developing countries. It will propose ways to integrate this knowledge in policy decisions at the national and international levels.

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    CIFOR Director General, Peter Holmgren

    Peter Holmgren speech at REDD-I LoA 2nd phase signing in conjunction with FORDA centenary. Bogor, Indonesia, April 25th, 2013.

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    CIFOR Scientists

    CIFOR scientists discuss CIFOR's greatest impacts and achievements over the past 20 years, as well as the biggest challenges facing forests in the next 20 years.

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    CIFOR Director General, Peter Holmgren

    CIFOR Director General Peter Holmgren delivering the keynote address "Forestry from a Landscape Perspective: Opportunities for Sustainable Growth" at The Economist's World Forests Summit in Stockholm on March 6, 2013.

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    CIFOR Director General, Peter Holmgren

    Peter Holmgren, Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), gives the keynote address at the Institute of Foresters of Australia National Conference, "Managing our Forests into the 21st Century", in Canberra on 8 April 2013.

    Peter talks about the need to erase the "lines in the landscape" -- with forest on one side and non-forest on the other -- to break down walls between sectors and move toward a landscape approach.

    For more thoughts from Peter Holmgren, read his blog or follow him on Twitter @pholmgren.