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.

Chandrashekhar Biradar

Country Director, India

Chandrashekhar Biradar is a landscape ecologist with broad experience in executing agroecosystem research and outreach across diverse landscapes in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Dr Biradar has a multidisciplinary educational background, with a BSc in Forestry, an MSc in Forestry (Tree Improvement and Genetic Resources, specialization in Agroforestry), and a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Earth Observation Systems (with a focus on Forest Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation). He has a passion for trees, forestry, agroforestry and regenerative agroecosystems. Before joining CIFOR-ICRAF, he worked with ICARDA, the University of New Hampshire, the University of Oklahoma, IWMI, and the IIRS-ISRO. Dr Biradar has over 20 years of experience serving as a researcher, principal scientist, manager, head of units, and research team leader, has published over 225 research articles, tools and products, and has received several national and international awards. His main research interests are harnessing advances in technologies, agroforestry and forestry, agroecology, Indigenous knowledge, and citizen science to restore agroecosystems for ecologically sustainable and economically viable landscapes and livelihoods.