Transforming lives and landscapes with trees
Agroforestry is the ‘future of global land use’. With continuing pressure on natural forests, agroforestry is increasingly stepping in to provide not only agricultural products but many of the ecosystem functions provided by forests, but on agricultural land. More than simply ‘agriculture with trees’, agroforestry is an agroecological approach that involves farmers, livestock, trees and forests from household through to landscape scales.
With 40% of the world’s land degraded to one degree or another, agroforestry is leading the race to restore healthy functions. Trees bring nutrients to weary soils, provide habitat for the microorganisms that manage the nutrients, manage the watertable with their roots and provide shade, food, fuel, materials and income for farmers.
Learn more about how CIFOR-ICRAF’s approach addresses the complex interactions between people and ecological systems through a holistic systems approach.
Bioenergy for landscape restoration and livelihoods: Re-creating energy-smart ecosystems on degraded landscapes
Assessing the Impact of 10 years of FTA Research: a synthesis of the 5 integrated impact studies
Global carbon sequestration potential of agroforestry and increased tree cover on agricultural land
Toward a Sustainable Food System in West Papua, Indonesia: Exploring the Links Between Dietary Transition, Food Security, and Forests
The Future of Food: Domestication and Commercialization of Indigenous Food Crops in Africa over the Third Decade (2012–2021)
Our research, projects and impact on the ground