How can we move from science to knowledge to action?
As a research organization, our approach begins with clear science that is designed for impact – not simply for knowledge. We team up with partners to produce knowledge and build capacity, then share this knowledge through targeted engagement and outreach to mobilize action in both local and international arenas. Together, these ‘three pillars’ function together in a theory of change designed to support specific, identified goals.
CIFOR research contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals, and to reducing poverty, improving food and nutrition security, and enhancing natural resource systems and ecosystem services – the three system-level outcomes of the CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future.
CIFOR scientists share a deep commitment to the highest standards of research.
By combining science with knowledge-sharing and collaboration, they are delving deeper into issues ranging from blue carbon to landscape restoration, gender, sustainable timber and wild forest foods.
Climate change, energy and low-carbon development
CIFOR works at the nexus between climate change mitigation and adaptation, bioenergy and low-carbon development.Read more
Equal opportunities, gender, justice and tenure
As a cornerstone of sustainable forest management, CIFOR is committed to addressing the inequalities between the men and women who depend on forests for their livelihoods.Read more
Sustainable landscapes and livelihoods
CIFOR is filling key knowledge gaps on the role forests and agrobiodiversity play in rural diets and livelihoods, while finding answers to questions about migration and land restoration.Read more
Value chains, finance and investment
CIFOR is investigating how forest products, trade and investment can minimize negative impacts on the environment, address sustainability and improve rural livelihoods.Read more
Gender equality is both a human right and essential to achieving sustainable development. CIFOR works to fully understand the gender dynamics throughout all of its research, and uses that knowledge to promote transformational change.Read more
CIFOR and CGIAR Research Programs
As one of 15 CGIAR Research Centers, CIFOR leads the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) and works closely with the CGIAR Research Programs on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM), and the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE).
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