Three decades of dedication to trees and forests
Since 1993, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has brought critical forest research to global discussions, raising the profile of tropical forests and of the people who depend on them, and influencing policy and practice at international, national and subnational levels. Its achievements include uncovering direct and indirect causes of deforestation, revealing the critical role of tropical forests in rural livelihoods, and demonstrating how forests and trees can mitigate climate change and advance the Sustainable Development Goals. Its merger with World Agroforestry (ICRAF) in 2019 has accelerated impact in forestry and agroforestry research, policy and development.
This feature showcases major milestones in CIFOR’s journey and its next chapter as CIFOR-ICRAF – the world’s foremost research-for-development organization focused on trees in forests and agricultural systems.