World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) (www.worldagroforestry.org) 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.

ICRAF’s work 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.

Contact info:

Dr. Jonathan Cornelius, Latin America Regional Coordinator, J.Cornelius@cgiar.org

Organization website:

www.worldagroforestry.org

Publications:

Multiple pathways of commodity crop expansion in tropical forest landscapes.

Changing asset endowments and smallholder participation in higher value markets: Evidence from certified coffee producers in Nicaragua.

Building value chains for indigenous fruits: lessons from camu-camu in Peru.