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.

Our activities

Our activities

Charcoal market near Kisangani - DRC. Photo by Axel Fassio/CIFOR-ICRAF

Our objective is to support entrepreneurship, innovation, research, and management of natural resources leading to the transformation of the Yangambi landscape into a place where forests contribute to the sustainable well-being of local communities. To do so, we focus on five main activities:

Capacity improvement:

We train postgraduate students, researchers, staff of local private and public institutions and households to understand, assess, and better manage resources and livelihoods through social and natural sciences.

Support local entrepreneurship:

We support sustainable livelihoods for the people living in the landscape by creating green jobs while promoting more sustainable value chains to relaunch the local economy

Protection of biodiversity:

We work with resource users to promote behavioral change, improved governance, and sustainable practices, ensuring that Yangambi’s local flora and fauna are protected.

Research for development:

We support and conduct innovative research which envisions Yangambi to become a scientific hub for the study of the impacts that forestry, agroforestry, and agricultural activities have on the environment, the climate and the people.


We work with local communities, national and international media and journalists to raise awareness and influence behavior that can positively impact forests and contribute to people’s well-being.