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.

Sustainable value chains and investments

Sustainable value chains and investments

CIFOR-ICRAF work towards sustainable and inclusive value chains of forest products and tree crops by facilitating innovations in public policy, business models, and responsible finance.

The degradation of species-rich agricultural and forest landscapes needs to be halted, while the growing global demand for food, feed, energy, fibre, and other ecosystem services is to be met.

In response to this urgent challenge, private companies, governments, and financial service providers are increasingly investing in sustainable activities that reduce pressure on forests and farmlands. CIFOR-ICRAF contributes to these efforts through evidence-based solutions for new business models and investments in diverse forest and tree crop value chains, which benefit rural livelihoods and economies, while minimizing environmental impacts.

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Michael Allen Brady

Team Leader, Sustainable value chains and investments

About this theme

Our experience shows that aligning public and private institutional arrangements with responsible finance and investments can trigger widespread adoption of sustainable and inclusive practices in forest product and tree crop value chains. We investigate how innovative business models and investments benefit rural livelihoods and spur economic development among smallholders and small and medium enterprises (SME). This work is aligned with multiple Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDGs 7 (energy), 8 (economy), 9 (industry), 12 (production/consumption), and 15 (sustainable land use).

Sustainable value chains and investments: Fast facts

More than 80% of companies’ GHG emissions and 90% of their impacts on air, soil, water and biodiversity come from their supply chains



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