CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

Board of Trustees

Alexander Müller

Alexander Müller is Study Lead of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Agriculture and Food (TEEBAgriFood), a global project hosted at UNEP in Geneva, Switzerland and Managing Director of TMG – Töpfer Müller Gaßner GmbH, ThinkThankforSustainability. He served as Assistant-Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) from 2006 to 2013. In June 2009, Mr. Müller was nominated as a member of the Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change (AGECC) by the Secretary-General of the UN to provide advice on the energy-related dimensions of the climate change negotiations. From 2008 to 2011 he served as chair of the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN). Mr. Müller is a former city councilor from Marburg, Germany. He was also State Secretary for the Ministry of Youth, Family Affairs and Health in Hesse; Secretary of State for the Ministry for Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture in the Federal Republic of Germany; and Member of the Parliament of Hessen. He has over 20 years of experience in promoting environmental and social sustainability and has authored and co-authored a range of publications on land degradation and sustainable land governance.