Partnerships, capacity building and entrepreneurship for a sustainable future in the Yangambi landscape

29 Sep 2022

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and its partners are working in the Yangambi landscape to advance forestry research, local development, and conservation, and knowledge. Our objective is to support entrepreneurship, innovation, research, and good management of natural resources leading to the transformation of the Yangambi landscape into a place where forests contribute to […]

Influence of spacing and seed trees on the growth of Pericopsis elata saplings during the first twenty months of a planting trial

24 Feb 2021

Description of the subject. Pericopsis elata (Fabaceae) is a long-lived light-demanding tree from African rain forests that produces timber of high economic value. Natural populations suffer from overexploitation and a deficit of natural regeneration. Plantations could increase its production and limit the pressure on natural forests. However, we lack knowledge on the influence of spacing […]

CongoFlux: Measuring greenhouse gas exchange to better understand the contribution of the Congo Basin’s forests to fight climate change

18 Nov 2020

Yangambi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is now home to the Congo Basin’s first eddy covariance station: the CongoFlux tower. Reaching high above the canopy, this structure delivers continuous and accurate data on greenhouse gas exchange between the atmosphere and the forest, which is critical to better understand the role that tropical forests play […]

Livelihoods of households living near Yangambi Biosphere Reserve, Democratic Republic of Congo

20 May 2019

This brief presents findings from an assessment of rural livelihood systems around the reserve.

Are community forests a viable model for the Democratic Republic of Congo?

13 Feb 2019

Since the second half of the 2000s, several options for implementing community-based forest management in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), like the local community forest concession (LCFC), have been discussed in the country’s technical and political circles. Proposals and pilot testing have increased in the last five years, but the funding of initiatives is […]