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.

Nepal

Nepal

CIFOR-ICRAF has worked in Nepal since 2014, with the ultimate goal of addressing persistent problems such as malnutrition, poverty, and low overall farm productivity. CIFOR-ICRAF worked with the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Forest to develop the National Agroforestry Policy of Nepal, released in 2019 – representing the second such policy in the world – and are currently strengthening our partnership with the government to support the country’s efforts to build an integrated and well-coordinated agroforestry programme. Since 2016, CIFOR-ICRAF has collaborated with the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN).

Other research areas include tenure reform, community forestry and REDD+.

COUNTRY FOCAL POINT

Keshab Adhikari

Country Liaison Scientist for Nepal

Key outcomes

  • Contribution of 4,500 B. Burpurea germplasm from CIFOR-ICRAF and Nepal to Kenya’s genebank (2021)
  • Chronology of National Agroforestry Policy Development in Nepal (2020)
  • National Agroforestry Policy (2019)
  • Report of the Technical support to formulate a National Agroforestry Policy for Nepal (2017)
  • Four Scientists from Nepal were trained by CIFOR-ICRAF -India (2017)
  • Kathmandu Declaration on Agroforestry (2015)
  • SAARC-Kathmandu Resolution on Agroforestry (2016)
  • Contribution of 45 germplasm of A. heterophyllus saplings from CIFOR-ICRAF and NEPAL to Central Agroforestry Research Centre, India (2016)
  • A high level “Inter Ministerial Coordination Committee” including CIFOR-ICRAF member established in the Agriculture Ministry, and annual AF budget program initiated (2016)

Contact us

CIFOR-ICRAF Asia Programme

Keshab Adhikari
Country Liaison Scientist for Nepal
CIFOR-ICRAF Asia Programme
Mobile / WhatsApp: +9779841269906
Email: k.adhikari@cgiar.org
Suryabinayak-5, Kathmandu-44600