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.

Kumar Aliev

Country Coordinator, Kyrgyzstan and Research Coordinator, Central Asia Programme

Aliev Kumarbek started to work for P.A. Ghan Forest Institute under the Kyrgyz National Academy of Sciences in 2004, focusing on the influence of tourism on the fir forest of Issyk-Kul Region. Later, from 2008 to 2010, he was responsible for research on ecological and physiological properties of Almond and Jujube in the dry foothills of the Kyrgyz Ala-Too Range. 

From 2010 to 2013, Aliev Kumarbek obtained his Master’s degree in Forestry at Kyungpook National University, Korea. There, he wrote his thesis on developing the value of recreational multiple dimensions of the Jirisan National Park’s trails. Since 2013, he has investigated forestry technologies to protect slopes against avalanches.