CIFOR and IPB renew their commitment to Indonesian forests, science and development


CIFOR and IPB renew their commitment
to Indonesian forests, science and development

Bogor (Indonesia), February 17, 2017

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Bogor Agricultural Institute (Institut Pertanian Bogor or IPB) have extended their scientific and technical cooperation for another five years. CIFOR and IPB’s partnership, which started in 1997, contributes to science and development in Indonesia. The new agreement extends the existing bilateral agreement between both institutions through November 2021.

The ongoing collaboration between CIFOR and IPB will equip Indonesia with new knowledge on forests and science. Existing areas of cooperation include the exchange of professors and scholars as well as conducting joint research projects. In particular, both institutions have shared knowledge and best practices related to landscapes and the link between forest management and the Sustainable Development Goals.

To recognize the renewal of this partnership, CIFOR’s Director General, Dr. Peter Holmgren, and IPB’s Rector, Dr. Herry Suhardiyanto, signed a memorandum of understanding at a formal ceremony held at IPB’s Darmaga Campus in Bogor, Indonesia, on February 17, 2017.

“This is a key partnership for CIFOR, not only in Indonesia, but also globally, as our joint research with IPB helps us understand the fundamental importance of sustainable landscapes for people and the environment – and for overall sustainable development,” expressed CIFOR’s Director General Peter Holmgren. According to IPB’s Rector, Dr. Herry Suhardiyanto, “there is a clear need to undertake collaborative research engaging Indonesian and international researchers on aspects related to the interface between science and policy.” Dr. Suhardiyanto expressed that “joint activities of CIFOR and IPB will provide excellent knowledge and effective policies to support recent national development priorities such as peatland restoration, social forestry, renewable energy and rural development.”

Signing ceremony in Bogor.
Field research conducted by CIFOR/IPB researchers in Indonesia.

Dr. Peter Holmgren – Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Dr. Herry Suhardiyanto – Rector, Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB)

Rodrigo Ordóñez, CIFOR –, +62 (0) 82124935323
Yatri Kusumastuti, IPB –, +62 (0) 81315119808

CIFOR advances human well-being, equity and environmental integrity by conducting innovative research, developing partners’ capacity and actively engaging in dialogue with all stakeholders to inform policies and practices that affect forests and people. CIFOR is a CGIAR Research Center, and leads the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). Our headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia, with offices in Nairobi, Kenya, Yaounde, Cameroon, and Lima, Peru.

IPB was built on 1 September 1963 as the form of visionary thinking from the leader of nation and they who were care about the agricultural university that this great nation had a world-class university with the competence in the field of agriculture, bioscience, and various fields related. This was intended for strengthening food security, bioenergy, job creation, poverty alleviation, and preserving the environment.

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