With over 230 researchers working in more than 80 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America, the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) responds to the urgent need for a strong and sustained research focus on the management of forests and trees. Trees on farms and in forests play a crucial role in confronting some of the most important challenges of our time: reducing poverty, improving food security and nutrition, and protecting our environment. They are also important in sustaining ecosystem services like clean water and biodiversity conservation.
Spanning scales from farms to landscapes, FTA research ranges from genomics to governance and involves novel partnerships with national governments, civil society and the private sector. FTA is built around five flagship research programs supported by five integrated themes, and produces an ever-increasing number of high-quality scientific products. Over 3 years, FTA has produced more than 2000 publications, including 770 articles in journals with high impact factors and more than 1300 open access papers. One third of our publications are written by authors from developing countries.