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.

Why are forest genetic resources important?

CIFOR scientist Terry Sunderland speaks with Judy Loo of Bioversity International about forest genetic resources — the “evolutionary potential” of tree species. This potential is crucial for trees to adapt to environmental and climatic changes, but it is under threat by loss and fragmentation of forests.

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