15 April 2014
An incentive program to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation — known by the acronym REDD+ — risks losing momentum over issues of land tenure and economic viability, a new study indicates. The...
28 March 2014
A Brazilian program that rewards families for conserving forests shows promise for reducing deforestation and helping small farmers improve their livelihoods, a new study co-sponsored by the Center for International Forestry...
20 March 2014
Forests play a crucial role in sustaining people’s incomes — but to what extent? Until now, development actions related to forests and livelihoods have been based on incomplete or fragmented data. In many cases, forestry has been...
19 December 2013
Media are invited to use a video and text of a story, “Martyr of the Amazon: The legacy of Chico Mendes,” a look back at the activist’s life and the outsize influence his work continues to have for the betterment of the Amazon...
17 December 2013
Hopes rise for global food security as world’s largest agricultural research partnership marks major milestone: doubles funding to $1 billion in five years
CIFOR’s parent organization, CGIAR, marks a major milestone — its funding has doubled to $1 billion in just the past five years. With this funding, by 2020, research on forest, trees and agroforestry will prevent deforestation on...
11 December 2013
Peru’s Ministry of the Environment (Ministerio del Ambiente, or MINAM) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) will sign a formal agreement to increase cooperation on research into forestry and sustainable...
18 November 2013
As UN climate talks stall, experts identify new approach to tackling climate change, food insecurity and poverty
Global experts made an impassioned plea to change the way the world is tackling food insecurity, climate change, poverty and water scarcity — and warned that UN climate negotiators in Warsaw risked “turning their backs on some of...