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.

Vincent Gitz

Director, Programme and Platforms and Focal Point, Latin America

Vincent Gitz is  at CIFOR-ICRAF. He was the Director of the 10-year CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). An engineer graduate of Ecole Polytechnique in France, he holds a PhD from AgroParisTech on land use and global climate policies, for which he was awarded the Le Monde prize for academic research. He has a background in earth sciences and natural resource and development economics. He previously worked in research for the Center for International Research on Environment and Development (CIRED) and the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) in policymaking, and at the interface between research and policymaking. He also formerly served as Advisor for Sustainable Development and Research to the French Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Michel Barnier and as Assistant Director for Food Policy at the French Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forests. He was Coordinator of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), the science-policy interface of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS). He has published research in several fields related to sustainable development issues, from energy and development economics to earth and environmental sciences to nutrition.