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….
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.
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.
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.