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.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

CIFOR-ICRAF’s work in Sri Lanka focuses on identifying and overcoming barriers to agroforestry development, as well as capacity building through national and regional partnerships. On 14 September 2022, World Agroforestry (ICRAF) and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka signed a Host Country Agreement formalizing over two decades of collaboration and their shared commitment to green growth.

ICRAF is a delivery partner in the development of Sri Lanka’s ‘readiness duties’ for the Green Climate Fund, and is supporting the implementation of the National Adaptation Plan and its Nationally Determined Contribution.

Research areas include blending agroecological approaches and ecosystem-based adaptation to meet national commitments on climate, biodiversity and sustainable development; strengthening climate resilience among the subsistence farmers and agricultural plantation communities living in vulnerable downstream areas; pioneering highland restoration to protect water reservoirs through payments for environmental services; improved management of traditional agroforestry systems with high value trees and crops; identification of policy barriers to upscaling agroforestry; assessment of the contributions of agroforestry systems to environmental security; and knowledge sharing and technology transfer.

COUNTRY FOCAL POINT

Laksiri Abeysekera

Interim Country Head for Sri Lanka

Contact us

Laksiri Abeysekera
Interim Country Head for Sri Lanka
Tel.: +94 -768550114
Email: l.abeysekera@cgiar.org