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  • The long and winding road to sustainable palm oil

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  • Gender-responsive participatory research for social learning and sustainable forest management

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  • What a difference 4 decades make: Deforestation in Borneo since 1973

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  • A picture paints a thousand words for Smart Tree-Invest project

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  • Agroforestry for livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Northwest region of Vietnam

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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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  • Finding a way in for better landscape governance

    16 August 2017

    Study in Ghana and Burkina Faso finds an entry point for landscape approaches in natural resource management schemes. Landscape approaches provide a framework to find solutions to social, environmental and economic challenges in Africa. In the past, sectoral approaches...

  • For secure land rights, indigenous forest communities need more than just titles

    14 August 2017

    While securing a land title may be a key step for forest-dependent communities, it is not sufficient to ensure legal rights and improve livelihoods, study highlights. Under Peruvian law, a title gives traditional forest communities rights over land, but...

  • The long and winding road to sustainable palm oil

    9 August 2017

    Finding a way forward for profits, people and the planet. The polemic around the expansion of oil palm plantations in the tropics continues, and increasingly involves consumers concerned with sustainability. At the core of the debate is the matter...

  • Moving past tree planting, expanding our definition of forests and restoration

    31 July 2017

    Secondary forests are often neglected and overregulated in forest management. Recognizing and governing those spaces is essential for proper landscape restoration. What is a forest? And how do you restore one? These seemingly simple questions were interrogated — with...

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