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

Helmy Abouleish

Helmy Abouleish is the CEO of SEKEM Initiative in Egypt. SEKEM promotes Sustainable Development in a holistic approach; Ecological (biodynamic agriculture and its promotion, sustainable water management, renewable energies), Economic, Economy of Love (sustainable production of phytopharmaceuticals, organic textiles and food), Societal (sustainable community development) and Cultural (individual potential unfolding in Schools and university, integrative health, holistic research). Helmy is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, the first university in the Middle East to put sustainable Development in the heart of its mission, vision and core values. He is the President of the Biodynamic Federation - Demeter International, in which he has been involved since its establishment and contributed to defining the Demeter International vision, mission, principles and values. He is a member of the board of C2C (Cradle to Cradle), a member of the Schwab Foundation (World Economic Forum) and a board member of WSIF (World Social Initiative Forum) and WGA (The World Goetheanum Association). He is a Firekeeper of the World Ethic Forum and a counselor of the World Future Council. Helmy Abouleish is the chair of Ecotec, Sekem Development Foundation (SDF) and the Secretary General of Chapter Zero Egypt.