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.

Amapá, Brazil

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  • Historically lowest deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, with zero deforestation during Brazil’s REDD+ baseline period (1996-2005) – low priority of federal government & international donors for investments in REDD+ activities due to high forest/low deforestation (HFLD) status
  • 73% (~10 million ha) of state under protection (Conservation Units [UCs] or Indigenous Territories)
  • Increasing production of soy for exportation in Cerrado biome (7% of state territory): 200% increase in area planted with soybeans from 2013-2016 (~150 km2 in 2016); projected to reach 4000 km2 by 2026
  • Historically low pressure on forests creates opportunity for development of forest sector (e.g., sustainable timber exploration & extractive production)


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