World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Trees play a crucial role in almost all terrestrial ecosystems and provide a range of products and services to rural and urban people. As natural vegetation is cleared for agriculture and other types of development, the benefits that trees provide are best sustained by integrating trees into agriculturally productive landscapes — a practice known as agroforestry.
The World Agroforestry (ICRAF) is a centre of scientific excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment. Leveraging the world’s largest repository of agroforestry science and information, we develop knowledge practices, from farmers’ fields to the global sphere, to ensure food security and environmental sustainability.
ICRAF is the only institution that does globally significant agroforestry research in and for all of the developing tropics. Knowledge produced by ICRAF enables governments, development agencies and farmers to utilize the power of trees to make farming and livelihoods more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable at scales.
We are guided by the broad development challenges pursued by CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future, which include poverty reduction, increasing food and nutritional security, and improved natural resource systems and environmental services. ICRAF’s work also addresses many of the issues being tackled by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically those that aim to eradicate hunger, reduce poverty, provide affordable and clean energy, protect life on land, and combat climate change.
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News from World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)
BOOK LAUNCH: Towards low-emission landscapes in Viet Nam21.03.19
For immediate release Bogor, Indonesia, 21 March 2019— A new book celebrates ten years of contr…Read more
Restoring drylands and empowering farmers: lessons from the Drylands Development Programme20.03.19
Successful land restoration needs human capacity, innovative technologies and mass participation. Th…Read more
Beating Famine turns its attention to the Sahel18.03.19
Land is being restored in Africa’s dry Sahel region to ensure food security The semi-arid…Read more
Publications from World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)
Water use of Coffea arabica in open versus shaded systems under smallholder’s farm conditions in Eastern Uganda05.02.19
Contrasting land use systems influence soil seed bank composition and density in a rural landscape mosaic in West Africa05.02.19