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.



Since 2003, CIFOR-ICRAF has operated its South Asia Research Program (SARP) from its office in New Delhi. In collaboration with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), we jointly develop a progressive five-year work plan implemented with farmers and communities, in support of the national research institutions, universities and non-governmental organizations. CIFOR-ICRAF is also an implementing partner of the Sub Mission on Agroforestry with the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, along with ICAR. Using an integrated approach, our projects aim to promote the development and adoption of new technologies and to build capacity among scientists and in institutions.

The CIFOR-ICRAF India office is being developed and promoted as a technology hub for South Asian countries, providing assistance in the development of country-specific agroforestry policies, as well as technological support and capacity building.


Chandrashekhar Biradar

Country Director, India


  • Taking heat out of farming, 2012
  • National Agroforestry Policy 2014, 2014
  • World Congress on Agroforestry-2014, New Delhi, 2014
  • NAIP Project report, 2014
  • In equal measure: A user guide to gender analysis in agroforestry, 2014
  • The Fruits of a Decade: ICRAF in South Asia, 2015
  • The national agroforestry policy of India: experiential learning in development and delivery phases, 2016
  • Promising Agroforestry Tree Species in India, 2017
  • Successful Agroforestry Models for Different Agro-Ecological Regions in India, 2019
  • Guidelines to produce quality planting material of agroforestry species, 2019
  • Status of perennial tree germplasm resources in India and their utilization in the context of global genome sequencing efforts, 2020
  • A Road Less Travelled by Migratory Farmers of Odisha: Innovative Agroforestry Practices, 2021

Contact us

CIFOR-ICRAF India office

Chandrashekhar Biradar
Country Director
1st Floor, C Block
National Agricultural Science Complex (NASC)
Dev Prakash Shastri Marg Pusa Campus
New Delhi, India 110012
Tel: +91 11 25847885/6
Email: c.biradar@cifor-icraf.org