CIFOR and CGIAR Research Programs

CIFOR is one of 15 CGIAR Research Centers and leads the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). We work 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).

The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) is the world’s largest research for development program to enhance the role of forests, trees and agroforestry in sustainable development and food security and to address climate change. CIFOR leads FTA in partnership with Bioversity International, the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), the International Organization for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), Tropenbos International (TBI), and World Agroforestry (ICRAF). CIFOR’s work is closely aligned with FTA. 

CIFOR is a member of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), which addresses the critically important issues of global climate change, agriculture and food security. Led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), CCAFS is a collaboration among all 15 CGIAR research centers and coordinates with the other CGIAR research programs. 

The CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) conducts action-oriented research to provide support for policies that help poor farmers, both men and women, improve their lives. CIFOR’s work contributes to Flagship 5 of PIM, which focuses on enhancing tenure security and governing shared landscapes. 

CIFOR is among the core partners undertaking research for the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), which aims to help make agri-food systems environmentally and socially sustainable while increasing the resilience of communities and farmers who are part of these systems.