The urgent need to conserve and use trees

AFR100 and AUDA-NEPAD are partnering with CIFOR-ICRAF to strengthen the national tree seed supply required for successful implementation of AFR100. CIFOR-ICRAF has the expertise and tools to conserve threatened tree species and ensure investments in tree-planting efforts actually take root. With decades of expertise in 30 countries on the conservation and use of trees, CIFOR-ICRAF-supported genebanks supply the raw genetic material for more effective tree planting to deliver better-tailored products and services matched to needs. Our Nairobi-based Genetic Resources Unit is one of the world’s largest tropical tree seed collections used to improve tree planting, and our tree ‘field’ genebanks contain dozens more species.

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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Founded in 1993, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a non-profit scientific institution that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management around the world. CIFOR and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) joined forces in 2019, leveraging nearly five decades of trusted science on the role of forests and trees in solving critical global challenges.

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