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.

Forest Management

Forest Management

Assessing what helps or hinders rural people’s access to forest resources, for more sustainable and productive forest landscapes and resilient livelihoods.

Restoring degraded landscapes and depleted soils can help mitigate climate change, support sustainable livelihoods and maintain biodiversity – and is essential to supporting food security. But to effect real change on the ground, countries need more than technical solutions; they also need tools and approaches around finance, implementation, monitoring and conflict resolution.

CIFOR-ICRAF is working to help countries meet their restoration targets as the world builds momentum to restore nearly 1 billion hectares of degraded land under commitments to the Rio Conventions and the Bonn Challenge.

Contact us

Dietmar Stoian

Lead scientist, Value chains, private sector engagement and investments

Manuel R. Guariguata

Head of CIFOR-ICRAF Peru

Forest management: Fast facts

Forests cover 31% of the global land area: ~1/2 is relatively intact and >1/3 is primary forest; they provide more than 86 million green jobs1
Of the ~350 million people live within or near dense forests, 60 million people wholly depend on forests for food and livelihoods – particularly indigenous communities2


Latest updates







Other topics you might be interested in