CIFOR-ICRAF’s work cuts across a diversity of topics, from agroecology to oil palm to wild meat:
CIFOR-ICRAF generates evidence on how the power of forests and trees can be harnessed to overcome five global challenges:
As the world reels from concurrent and successive crises, so much is clear: food, agricultural and forestry systems will need to change if we are to ensure a future worth living for succeeding generations.
Deforestation and biodiversity loss
Forests and trees absorb carbon, regulate the climate, and provide fresh water, food, shelter, energy, medicines and livelihoods to millions of people.
Yet we continue to log and degrade forest landscapes at alarming rates …
A climate in crisis
Global heating is a well-documented fact, and the impacts of a changing climate are being felt worldwide.
But we are fast reaching a tipping point from which we cannot return …
Transforming food systems
As the global human population approaches an estimated 9 billion people by 2050, the consequences of a global food crisis loom larger each year.
Time is running out to transform the way we produce food …
Unsustainable supply and value chains
Consumer awareness about the unsustainability of commodity production has delivered a wake-up call to private companies, governments and financial service providers.
But are they doing enough, quickly enough, to change business as usual?
Deforestation and land degradation, global heating, failing agriculture and destructive value chains … all of these challenges hit the most vulnerable people the hardest.
What will it take for women, Indigenous Peoples and rural communities to be heard?
Our global team of science, research, development, institutional and resource professionals work across the following themes:
We deliver game-changing solutions to global and national challenges through three innovative approaches: