• Nutrition and trees in sub-Saharan Africa: From forest to table

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  • How can agroforestry propel the achievement of Nationally Determined Contributions?

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  • An explanation of Green Climate Fund payments

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  • Community concessions bring newfound hope for forest conservation and socioeconomic development

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  • Celebrating and rewarding excellence in producing high-quality cocoa: The 2017 International Cocoa Awards

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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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  • Diverse and invisible: Understanding rural young people

    23 November 2017

    Globally, there are an estimated 1.8 billion young people between 10 to 24 years old. Of these, approximately 90 percent live in the developing world, and mostly in rural areas. Yet often, rural young people are poorly understood in...

  • Recognizing gender bias, restoring forests

    20 November 2017

    COP23 special: As global commitments gather momentum, gender equality and rights become urgent considerations. One woman described the centuries-old, female-centered production of argan oil in Morocco and the recent degradation of the country’s forests. Another spoke of the gender...

  • Filling gaps in the narratives of Tanzanian farmers

    20 November 2017

    To go beyond socially appropriate responses and understand what is really going on in their project sites, researchers created a medium for participants to narrate the stories behind the data. Following a recent overview of a Tanzanian research project...

  • Forest restoration needs to become climate-smart

    17 November 2017

    As the world leaders gather in Bonn for the UN climate summit, a new study shows that forest restoration needs a mindset change to reach its potential in mitigating climate change. All forest and landscape restoration projects require access...


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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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