• FTA to discuss ‘rainfall recycling’, tenure security, landscape restoration and more at GLF Bonn

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  • Farm-forestry in the Peruvian Amazon and the feasibility of its regulation through forest policy reform

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  • What can countries do to help make forest and landscape restoration climate-smart?

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  • Webinar presents prospects and challenges facing rural youth

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  • FTA’s latest newsletter focuses on gender research and mainstreaming

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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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  • Are ‘no deforestation’ commitments working?

    14 December 2017

    In 2014, many of the world’s major companies buying, trading or producing palm oil and pulp and paper made a joint commitment to stop clearing natural forests by 2020. As the deadline draws near, how are these ‘no deforestation’...

  • Lack of knowledge may impede economic potential

    14 December 2017

    Farmers in Java and Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia lack information on teak cultivation and non-timber forest products, leaving them with inadequate skills to improve their livelihoods. Aside from irrigated rice, horticulture and plantation crops, both timber and non-timber forest products are...

  • ‘Grain for green’: How China is swapping farmland for forest

    13 December 2017

    Research draws lessons for global restoration goals. Since 1999, China has restored forest landscapes across more than 28 million hectares of farmland and land classified as barren or degraded. As global efforts turn to restoration as a way to...

  • Agroforestry to meet the Paris Agreement

    12 December 2017

    Growing more trees on agricultural land will help farmers and the world adapt to, and mitigate, climate change, something the world’s nations began to implement at the 23rd climate change conference as they brought agriculture onto the agenda. In...


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  • Intersectionality


    October 20, 2017

    Presentation by Markus Ihalainen of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in...


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