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.

Paolo Cerutti

Principal Scientist and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) unit head

Paolo is CIFOR-ICRAF’s unit head of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) office. He is a forester working on the implementation of the landscape approach, sustainable forest management of tropical production forests, forest certification, timber and wood energy value chains. Now based in Nairobi, Kenya, and Yangambi, DRC, he worked for CIFOR based in Yaoundé, Cameroon from 2004 to 2012.

Paolo holds a PhD in Environmental Governance from the Crawford School of Economics and Government/the Australian National University, and a Master’s degree in Remote Sensing and Natural Resources Evaluation from the Agronomic Institute for Overseas Countries (IAO)/Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Florence, Italy. Prior to joining CIFOR in 2004, Paolo was a visiting scientist at the United States Geological Survey and an assistant forest expert to the coordinator of the Albanian National Forest Inventory.