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.  


Geneviève Laroche



We do it together: exploring gender jointness in agroforestry decision-making and management in Eastern Rwanda 
Geneviève Laroche, World Agroforestry, Rwanda  

Farmer Decision-Making in Forest Garden Design and Implementation  
Elizabeth Moore, Trees for the Future, United States  

Serious games as a way to foster social learning of local actors and researchers towards sustainable agroforestry management 
Martin Notaro, CIRAD, Ivory Coast  

Participatory training approach of sharing knowledge and research results for better adoption of organic cocoa agroforestry systems 
Johanna Rüegg, Research Institute for Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland