Research topics

Interested in wetlands and blue carbon? Is forest landscape restoration your passion? Or are you looking into the gendered aspects of CIFOR’s research? Filter our publications, features, blogs, videos and more by topic.


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Wild meat

Millions of people around the world use wild animals for food, medicine and income. But because wild meat, or ‘bushmeat’ as it’s called, is considered illegal in most countries, its impact on biodiversity and human health is often overlooked – and under-researched.

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Food security and nutrition

CIFOR is examining how forests and trees contribute to people’s diets, livelihoods and well-being – and how diets are affected by rapidly changing landscapes.

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Biodiversity

CIFOR explores the complex relationships between forests, food and the biological diversity that is critical to our planet’s survival.

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Community forestry

CIFOR’s work on community forestry aims to give policy makers the evidence base they need to make effective decisions that support both forests and people.

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Ecosystem services

CIFOR is creating the evidence base policy makers need to make effective decisions that support both forests and people.

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Livelihoods

CIFOR aims to improve outcomes for forests – and for people living in and around them – to achieve livelihoods and conservation objectives at landscape level.

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Migration

CIFOR is taking a closer look at migration and urbanization: not only who is moving and where, but why, and how that choice affects land-use decisions, social dynamics and gender roles.

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Wild meat

CIFOR and partners are mapping the path to a sustainable wild meat sector across Latin America, Africa and Asia.

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