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.

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The AHI aims to help improve land productivity and preserve the natural resources base by developing improved policies and technologies with farmers.Through the Participatory Agroecosystem Management (PAM) approach, synonimous with intergrated naturalresource management (INRM), The AHI involves women and other stake holders in maintaining agroecosystem health through collective learning.The PAM approach call for major shift in attitudes and ways of working from closed to open, from individual to groups, from collecting to sharing information, from verbal to visual communication and from' researcher-to-village' to 'village-to-village' information flow.Younger scientist have been particularly interested in this approach.The AHI has embarked upon a capacity-building programme that includes training at the regional level with follow-up mentoring at national research site.

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    research, ecosystems, highlands


    Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia

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