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.

New report highlights the important interplay between sustainable forestry and food security and nutrition

28 Jun 2017

Forest conservation is not only crucial for protecting the benefits of biodiversity in the natural world but also for maintaining the diversity of diets and aiding the nutrition of communities worldwide. These crucial links between forestry and food security and nutrition are examined in a new report.

CIFOR talks timber and charcoal policy in Zambia with local media

15 Jun 2017

Twenty-five journalists from major media in Zambia met at the Woodlands Ash Lodge in Lusaka in early June to discuss innovative ways to collect and disseminate information about the environment, especially timber exploitation and charcoal production in the country. It was equally an opportunity for CIFOR to make research results available to the women and […]

CIFOR’s research for impact: two publications in the top 5 of Environmental Evidence’s most influential articles in 2016

05 Jun 2017

In 2016, CIFOR scientists produced 388 publications of which 204 were journal articles. CIFOR’s publications were downloaded over 1 million times during the year and received more than 10,500 citations. Out of the 204 articles published in scientific journals, two articles were ranked in the top 5 most influential articles of 2016 of Environmental Evidence, […]

New EU-funded CIFOR project launches in the Democratic Republic of Congo

03 Apr 2017

March 8 was unusual for those residing between Kisangani and Yangambi, as they thronged the road waving at the cars passing en route to the launch of the “Training, Research, Environment in the Tshopo”, or FORETS, project. It was a busy day for the governor and president of the provincial assembly, who stopped many times […]

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26 Mar 2017

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New EU-funded CIFOR project supporting people and forests in the Democratic Republic of Congo

07 Mar 2017

The European Union-supported endeavor – the next phase of CIFOR and the EU’s collaboration in the DRC – will focus efforts in Yangambi and Kisangani.

CIFOR Priorities 2017: Science that impacts forests and people

06 Mar 2017

Research going forward has been designed around six thematic areas, which are aligned with the SDGs to maximize global impact under the new climate and development agenda. Areas of research focus this year will include: climate policy, gender and forest management, forest landscape restoration activities, migration, bushmeat, responsible finance and more.

CIFOR extends term of Director General Peter Holmgren

28 Feb 2017

The Board of Trustees of CIFOR is pleased to announce the extension of its Director General Dr. Peter Holmgren for an additional two-year term. Dr. Holmgren has served as CIFOR’s Director General since 2012.

Research to enhance transparency in Indonesia’s land sector

30 Jan 2017

30 January 2017 – CIFOR this month brought its latest research on land-sector transparency to a multi-stakeholder workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia. The National Workshop on Translating [the] Transparency Framework under [the] Paris Agreement Into [the] National Context, hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry on 26 January, was attended by more than 300 […]