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 has worked in Sri Lanka since January 2005, focusing on identifying and overcoming barriers to agroforestry development, as well as capacity building through national and regional partnerships.

Research areas include blending agroecological approaches and ecosystem-based adaptation to meet national commitments on climate, biodiversity and sustainable development; 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.


Laksiri Abeysekera

Interim Country Representative, Sri Lanka

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Laksiri Abeysekera
Country Coordinator