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.

Sound forest management is essential to supporting and balancing the needs of local people and industries for diverse forest products and services, while ensuring the sustainable use of forest resources and forest biodiversity. But while decisions are made by local, regional, national and international institutions, policies and practices at one level may not always integrate with those at other levels.

CIFOR-ICRAF works across with diverse stakeholder groups across different scales to identify context-specific options for sound forest management – and socioeconomic development based on it – as well as to strengthen associated governance systems and value chains to support equity, transparency, accountability and social justice.

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Dietmar Stoian

Lead scientist, Value chains, private sector engagement and investments

Manuel R. Guariguata

CIFOR-ICRAF Senior Associate

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


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