Press Release by CIFOR.

In 2016, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) made great strides to put forests and people on the global development agenda. As the world gears up for action on climate change and sustainable development, CIFOR research showed how putting landscapes, forests and people at the fore can make a positive difference for the environment and communities.

View CIFOR’s 2016 Annual Report online or download it from the library.

A new ten-year strategy launched in 2016 defines CIFOR’s vision going forward. 2016 was also an outstanding year for research, resource mobilization, capacity development, and outreach and engagement.

“Throughout 2016, renewed funding commitments to the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), the Global Comparative Study on REDD+ and other key projects fueled our ambition to elevate the ways forestry can contribute to greater and more equitable livelihoods, economic services and rural prosperity for all – especially the world’s poor and marginalized,” said the Director General of CIFOR, Peter Holmgren.

Using action research, citizen science, and innovative games and tools, researchers identified the importance of gender roles, land tenure and local context in shaping outcomes for forest-dependent communities.
In 2017 CIFOR continues to delve deeper into issues surrounding bushmeat, forest livelihoods, landscape restoration, sustainable timber and oil palm, and water monitoring in countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America.