Top of the tree: FTA in 2018

The year 2018 saw the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) chalk up some notable achievements in the worlds of sustainable development, food security and addressing climate change.

A number of the program’s research findings reverberated throughout the scientific community, impacting discussions at major events and informing work on the ground. Read on to find out which news articles, research publications, presentations and videos were most-viewed on the FTA website throughout the year. Gender, agroforestry and combating deforestation were strong points of interest among news articles, topped off by research on orphan crops – underutilized crops that are being brought out of the shadows by plant breeding – which was also covered by The Economist and the Financial Times.

Photo credit: A variety of mango grows on a farm in Machakos County, Kenya. Photo by ICRAF