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.



CIFOR-ICRAF has worked in Peru since 2011, with its regional office based in Lima. We have built long-standing partnerships with government at various scales, academia and civil society, including the Ministry of the Environment (MINAM), the National Forest and Wild Fauna Service (SERFOR), the National Organisation of Andean and Amazonian Women (ONAMIAP), Amazon and several other key partners.  

Our work supports government efforts to meet global and national biodiversity targets, and deforestation and restoration national goals. We also work with local communities, developing tools for the conservation and recovery of Amazonian lands and the strengthening of livelihoods.  

Research areas include forest landscape restoration, climate mitigation and adaptation, REDD+, peatland ecosystems and greenhouse gas measurements, coffee and cocoa value chains, tenure and decentralization, inclusive and gender-responsive policy, and extensive work on the promotion of agroforestry concessions, co-learning processes for the inclusion of agroforestry with key crops, co-design of agroforestry systems, trees on farms for biodiversity and biodiverse and successional agroforestry systems. 


Peter Cronkleton

Peru Country Coordinator

Key outcomes

  • Peruvian legislation on restoration through tree plantations (2017) and technical norms for multiple forest use in Brazil nut concessions (2016)
  • Official definition of agroforestry in Peru through support to the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation
  • Government of Peru in creating conditions for the successful scaling of agroforestry concessions
  • Peru’s upcoming national restoration strategy, Programa Nacional de Recuperación de Áreas Degradadas (PNRAD) and membership in the science advisory committee
  • Revision of norms for granting forest concessions in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Petén, Guatemala
  • Recognition of peatlands in Peru’s climate change policy
  • Partnered with Gov organizations to develop tools to improve inclusion in Multi-stakeholder forums for natural protected areas management in Peru
  • Partnered with indigenous women organization to develop tools to improve inclusion of women in land governance in Peru
  • Contributed to the new national restoration strategy of Peru and part of the science advisory committee
  • Partnerships with government organizations to develop tools to improve inclusion in multistakeholder forums for management of natural protected areas in Peru
  • Partnered with indigenous women organization to develop tools to improve inclusion of women in land governance in Peru
  • Contribution to Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation for construction of official Agroforestry definition in Peru.
  • Contribution to the formulation of state restoration policies in the Federal District and Minas Gerais


  • International Climate Initiative of the Federal Government of Germany
  • SeCompetitivo Program, initiative of the Swiss Cooperation (SECO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Peru
  • World Bank Group

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Contact us

Peter Cronkleton
Country Representative
Email: p.cronkleton@cifor-icraf.org

Valentina Robiglio
Science lead for Agroforestry
Senior land-use system scientist
Email: CIFOR-ICRAF_Latam@cifor-icraf.org

Monica Aleman
Financial and administration officer
Email: M.aleman@cifor-icraf.org

Yoly Gutierrez
Communications coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean
Email: Y.gutierrez@cifor-icraf.org