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.

Book launch: Tree Crop Commodities in Africa

‘Tree Crop Commodities in Africa’ examines how tree products can best contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa. The book focuses on five essential tree-based commodities that are grown on the African continent: cocoa, coffee, oil palm, rubber, and cashew nuts. It combines a case study approach – featuring examples related to production, market and economy, environment, and policy innovation pathways – with innovative perspectives from across the continent. It also draws lessons from similar experiences in Latin America and Asia, with the aim of enabling global learning. The book is primarily intended for a non-specialist audience working in the evaluation and design of a range of initiatives in civil society and the public and private sectors. Each chapter aims to impart a basic understanding of the topic addressed, and  refers to recent and/or fundamental literature that can be consulted for more in-depth study.

CIFOR-ICRAF speakers

Tony Simons

Director General, World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Executive Director, CIFOR-ICRAF

Peter Minang

Director Africa, CIFOR-ICRAF

Fergus Sinclair

Chief Scientist, CIFOR-ICRAF

Vincent Gitz

Director, Programme and Platforms and Focal Point, Latin America, CIFOR-ICRAF

Meine Van Noordwijk

Distinguished Science Fellow, CIFOR-ICRAF

Chair:  Tony Simons, Director General ICRAF, Executive Director CIFOR-ICRAF 


Book Presentation
Peter A Minang, Director, Africa CIFOR-ICRAF (book editor)

Fergus Sinclair, Chief Scientist, CIFOR-ICRAF
Eliane Springgay, Agroforestry Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Vincent Gitz, Director, Programme and Platforms and Focal Point, Latin America, CIFOR-ICRAF
Zenabou Segda, President, Women Environmental Programme, Burkina Faso
Dr Meine Van Noordwijk, Principal Scientist, CIFOR-ICRAF & Co-Editor