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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a leader in global research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management. CIFOR scientists have considered landscape-scale interactions between multiple stakeholders and their environment through numerous pioneering programs that have attempted to reconcile the objectives of biodiversity conservation and socio-economic development.
Explore this site to learn more about ongoing research into these critical landscape issues – particularly, research via initiative “Collaborating to Operationalise Landscape Approaches for Nature, Development and Sustainability (COLANDS).” This initiative is working with CIFOR, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) and other partners to conduct innovative research related to landscapes, including forestry and other productive processes; as well as the essential work of engaging multiple stakeholders.
COLANDS in the news
These are all words commonly used to describe a tree, a tree so special in West Africa that it is at the centre of most important life rituals. When a woman gives birth, she lathers her baby in a butter made from the shea tree to protect delicate skin from the hot sun.
Interwoven landscapes pose complex challenge
Over the past six years, conversations on sustainable forest management activities focused on transforming the way the international community addresses poverty, food insecurity, climate change and …
Although the term “landscape approach” initially left some people scratching their heads, over the past six years it has gelled into a much-lauded concept for sustainable land management in the agroforestry sector and beyond.