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.

Transitioning to a Viable Development

As a multifunctional approach, agroforestry connects the need for profitable livelihoods, quality of human lives and healthy ecosystems. It contributes to many sustainable development goals as diverse as poverty reduction, biodiversity conservation, sustainable land management, gender equality, health, access to clean water and sustainable energy solutions. By its production of multiple resources on a given unit of land and its promotion of ecosystem diversity, agroforestry represents a promising path for the critical transition to healthy agroecosystems and sustainable development. However, the implementation of agroforestry practices faces many challenges related to the use of local knowledge, farmers’ participation, availability of appropriate technologies, research, education and training, among others. This session aims to find ways for agroforestry to help transitioning to a viable development.

Van Hung Do



Evaluation of agroforestry benefits in northwest Vietnam using a multidisciplinary approach
Van Hung Do, World Agroforestry (ICRAF) Vietnam, Vietnam

Proposal of indicators for the evaluation of silvopastoral practices and their contribution to the sustainability of native forest in South America
Francis Dube, Universidad de Concepción, Chile

Transformation of coffee-growing landscapes across Latin America
Vivian Valencia, Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands

Ex-post assessment of the stated behavioural intentions to plant trees on farmlands in Mokhada, Maharashtra, India
Yogesh Sawant, BAIF Institute for Sustainable Livelihoods and Development, India