• FTA’s latest newsletter reviews a year of achievements

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  • FTA in 2017: A bumper crop of research, articles and presentations

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  • Good investments in agriculture and forestry can benefit smallholders and landscapes, TBI panel shows

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  • FTA scientists feature in innovative series of talks on landscapes

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  • ICRAF-hosted projects promote orphan crops to improve diets

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The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) is the world's largest research for development program to enhance the role of forests, trees and agroforestry in sustainable development and food security and to address climate change. CIFOR leads FTA in partnership with Bioversity International, CATIE, CIRAD, ICRAF, INBAR and TBI.

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  • Innovation and excellence from chocolate producers

    14 February 2018

    Amid preparations for a cocoa bean auction at Amsterdam’s historic stock exchange, Brigitte Laliberté spoke with Bioversity International about the newly released ruby chocolate, the Cocoa of Excellence Programme’s plans for the year and the best chocolates to gift on Valentine’s...

  • Bridging research and development to generate science and solutions

    14 February 2018

    A commonly held view is that trees in landscapes act as evapotranspirators, through which water is transpired and lost. But research now shows that rather than disappearing, this water falls back as rain – either over the same area or...

  • Taking stock of ecosystem services in the mountains of southern Asia

    12 February 2018

    Mountain forest ecosystems provide a wide range of benefits, not only to local residents, but to those living downstream: from reducing floods to stabilizing slopes and supporting rich biodiversity. Understanding these contributions is key to sustainably managing mountain forest...

  • Agroforestry offers pathways to sustainable landscape restoration

    8 February 2018

    Agroforestry landscapes cover 1 billion hectares of land worldwide and make a significant contribution to the overall health of the planet. The introduction of trees to farms and landscapes for multiple productive purposes could play a key role in...

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