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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.

Supporting better forest landscape restoration by making investor funding for tree planting conditional on an adequate explanation of how tree seeds and seedlings will be sourced

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Massive public and private investments in tree planting are being made in attempts to sequester carbon, support human livelihoods and conserve biodiversity. As the above quote attests, however, tree planting is often done poorly. From a social perspective, the requirements of the different institutions and actors involved, including especially the needs of local communities, are not always properly considered.

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