CGIAR and CIFOR-ICRAF agree to strengthened collaboration

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To address the pressing challenges facing global food systems, CGIAR and The Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF) have announced enhanced collaboration aimed at accelerating the transformation of food, land, and water systems in a climate crisis.  

This newly strengthened unified effort will leverage the expertise of both entities, and advance ambitious joint programming to tackle issues like land degradation, deforestation, biodiversity loss, and water resource depletion.  

Central to the collaboration is the recognition of the indispensable role of forests and trees in addressing global challenges. The agreement ensures agri-food system transformation encompasses all relevant sectors, including forestry, hunting, fishing, crop cultivation, and livestock production. 

The collaboration was solidified on June 7, 2024, when the parties aligned on their commitment to a landscape and ecosystems approach through a Joint Communique. 

Both parties to the communique will work towards formalizing an optimal relationship. One CGIAR leadership welcomes CIFOR-ICRAF’s continued, close engagement in the process to design CGIAR’s 2025—30 Research Portfolio.

CIFOR and ICRAF are CGIAR Research Centers, working to support biodiverse landscapes made resilient through healthy forests, trees and soils. 

Read the Joint Communique: CIFOR-ICRAF and the Integrated Partnership (signed)


Header photo: A women harvests all the leaves from Gnetum spp. (okok) in village of Minwoho, Lekié, Center Region, Cameroon, by Ollivier Girard/CIFOR

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