Context Over the past 40 years, several countries in the world have adopted different models of community-based forestry (CBF). Community-based forestry (CBF) includes “initiatives, sciences, policies, institutions and processes that are intended to increase the role of local people in governing and managing forest resources”. In practice, CBF is used as an umbrella term that […]
The team members of CIFOR’s Global Comparative Study (GCS) on REDD+ regret the recent loss of Dr. David Solis Chávez (1978-2021), who made important contributions to the project during and after his time as a Ph.D. student at North Carolina State University.
Guest Editors: Dr. Manuel R. Guariguata, CIFOR; Dr. Lalisa Duguma, ICRAF; Dr. Pham Thu Thuy, CIFOR. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
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 […]
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.
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Amid multiple global crises, global forestry and agroforestry centres “reset” with engagement landscapes
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]