Who are we?
CIFOR-ICRAF is a world-class research institution which delivers actionable evidence and solutions to transform the way land and renewable resources are used, and how food is produced. It evolved out of the effective merger between CIFOR and ICRAF and has more than 65 years of combined expertise.
To build, disseminate and apply evidence about the role of trees, forests and tree-based agriculture as pathways to solving global crises such as poverty, hunger, land degradation, climate change, and unsustainable supply and value chains. In short, CIFOR-ICRAF strives to improve people’s lives while preserving the environment.
What do we do?
We develop and deliver evidence-based, actionable solutions to address the most pressing global challenges of our time. In this context, we work closely with farmers, forest communities and a wide range of partners. In addition, we also drive the international dialogue on sustainable land use by convening large-scale events and establishing communities of practice through the Global Landscapes Forum.
Our research focus
Our research addresses the most important global challenges: environmental degradation and biodiversity loss, climate change, food system transition, unsustainable supply and value chains, and inequity- and inequality-related topics such as poverty, livelihood threats, gender and diversity.
Examples of our work include regenerating degraded land, promoting the use of trees, developing of ‘green’ commodity supply chains, harnessing sustainable bioenergy, and transforming our food systems.
CIFOR-ICRAF has a wealth of relevant, grounded expertise. With our headquarters in Indonesia and Kenya, offices in 25 countries, and more than 700 staff working in 60 countries across the Global South, we are a truly international institution with a high degree of local expertise.
Our track record
projects completed in 92 countries
active partnerships to develop and implement transformative solutions
publications and knowledge products easily accessible online
people from 185 countries have participated in the Global Landscapes Forum ́s events, workshops and learning opportunities
CIFOR-ICRAF 2020–2030 Strategy
The CIFOR-ICRAF 2020–2030 Strategy reflects both the confidence we feel in the relevance of our approach and our urgency to accelerate the radical transformation that is so badly needed. We provide actionable, game-changing solutions to five major global challenges:
- Deforestation and biodiversity loss
- A climate in crisis
- Transforming food systems
- Unsustainable supply and value chains
- Extreme inequality
Our approach to solving these challenges includes three innovations that will deliver game-changing solutions in response to global and national challenges and opportunities:
- Transformative Partnership Platforms – alliances focused on critically important challenges
- Engagement Landscapes – geographic locations where we carry out concentrated, long-term transformative work with diverse and committed partners
- Flagship Products – initiatives that provide action-oriented insights into key global issues
Supported by our new institutional structure, our long-established partnerships and the diverse skills of our more than 700 staff, we provide actionable solutions to address local challenges and opportunities while solving global problems.