Generating and communicating science information to support policy and decision-making in forestry

Communicating science information is vital for supporting policy and decision-making in forestry, because there is still a sizeable gap between knowledge and uptake/adoption. This presentation explores the impact pathway, particularly in relation to CRP6 (the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry), emphasising that policy knowledge is only effective when shared appropriately. CIFOR scientist and CRP6 Director Robert Nasi gave this presentation on 28 June 2012 at the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and African Forest Forum (AFF) Forest Policy Day, held in Nairobi, Kenya, in conjunction with the IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress. The theme of the forest policy day was "The policy-science interface for sustainable forest management in Africa". For more information about CRP6, please visit

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