Corporate news

Looking for the latest updates on CIFOR partnerships, projects and events? Scan the list below, and don’t forget to check Forests News for research stories and interviews.


Kenyan farmers can bank on tree seeds

26 Oct 2020

World Agroforestry germplasm conserves genetic diversity Tree genebanks can make a valuable contribution to the food security and incomes of smallholder farmers in developing countries, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Food Security, examined the experiences of farmers in Kenya who had requested seeds for multipurpose tree species from the World […]

The COVID-19 challenge: Zoonotic diseases and wildlife – A CPW Joint Statement

16 Oct 2020

Amid the massive fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the human fear of zoonotic diseases is on the rise, fueling an international movement to ban harvesting, trade and consumption of wild meat.

Working in the COVID-19 era: An unfailing commitment to forested landscapes

22 Sep 2020

Some offices and hubs have partially and cautiously re-opened, but the majority of our colleagues – both staff and consultants – are working remotely.

Amid multiple global crises, global forestry and agroforestry centres “reset” with engagement landscapes

15 Jul 2020

New people-and-nature approach eschews one-size-fits-all By Cathy Watson As COVID-19 heaps further damage upon a world already reeling from crises such as climate change and biodiversity loss, two centres focused on nature-based solutions are building “engagement landscapes” for more durable resilience. Leaders at the Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry describe these engagement […]

Why the world needs to put forests on the global agenda

11 Oct 2019

Listen to podcast Climate change has reached a tipping point, becoming a climate crisis that is having a domino effect on many of our world’s forests. It is now crucial for global leaders to come together and hold an Earth Forest Summit. Robert Nasi, Director General of CIFOR, and Marc Palahí, Director of EFI, discuss […]

A new organization born from the merger of CIFOR and ICRAF

30 Sep 2019

  A new organization born from the merger of the CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY RESEARCH (CIFOR) and WORLD AGROFORESTRY (ICRAF) Resilient Landscapes will bring together transformative science, development, business and finance partners to undertake large-scale landscape programmes in blended development to: rejuvenate the functions of degraded ecosystems protect, expand and value forests transform agriculture into […]

Open Letter: An urgent need to put forests on the global agenda

26 Sep 2019

English | Français | Español | Bahasa Indonesia | русский Open letter From Marc Palahí (Director EFI), Robert Nasi (Director General CIFOR) and Tony Simons (Director General ICRAF) To Heads of States on the need for an Earth Forest Summit An urgent need to put forests on the global agenda Climate change has reached a […]

Tenure rights a strong incentive for forest landscape restoration initiatives

11 Jul 2019

GIZ webinar with Steven Lawry, CIFOR principal scientist Rights enforcement must be strengthened for forest landscape restoration efforts to succeed, said Steven Lawry during a webinar presentation hosted by the global forest team at GIZ, Germany’s development agency. Lawry,  a principal scientist with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), presented findings on the role […]

CIFOR, AFoCO join forces to promote sustainable forest management

03 Jul 2019

The Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) are joining forces to promote sustainable forest management in Asia. AFoCO Executive Director Chencho Norbu and Robert Nasi of CIFOR signed an MoU on 19 June 2019 at the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019. Both parties look forward to strengthening their common, […]

CIFOR, Korea University team up to strengthen sustainable development through Resilient Landscapes

18 Jun 2019

Korea University’s OJeong Eco-Resilience Institute (OJERI) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) agreed to jointly develop forestry and landscape research projects and collaborate on other initiatives in an effort to promote sustainable and resilient landscape for meeting climate and sustainable development goals.. The two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 14 June in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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