Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Acronym
CIFOR
Focal point
cifor@cgiar.org

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a non-profit, scientific facility that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscapes management around the world. With our global, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to improve human well-being, protect the environment, and increase equity. To do so, we help policymakers, practitioners and communities make decisions based on solid science about how they use and manage their forests and landscapes.

Capacity building, collaboration and partnerships are essential to finding and implementing innovative solutions to the challenges that the globe faces. We are proud to work with local and international partners. We are a member of the CGIAR Consortium and lead the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry.

Our headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia. We have offices in 8 countries across Asia, Latin America and Africa, and we work in more than 30 countries. Contact us for more information.

Center for International Forestry Research Resources

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Policy Papers & Briefs
April 2017
Brazil
Central America
South America

Key Messages

• A governance approach, combining public policy and private initiatives was effective in slowing down deforestation, but

was unable to support a transition to more sustainable production systems.

• New technical intensification models must be identified for low-productivity systems in degraded lands, adapted to the

biophysical and sociotechnical conditions of the Amazonian landscapes.

• Multiple constraints inhibit progress toward sustainable intensification of cattle ranching, and reversing them requires that

Policy Papers & Briefs
May 2016
Global

Gender issues are relegated to the periphery in current debates and approaches concerning the sustainable governance of oil palm in Indonesia. However, ongoing research by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) points to the critical roles that women play as workers, smallholders and members of affected local communities. Gender inequities follow as oil palm expansion displaces local women from land on which they cultivate food crops.

Building enabling frameworks for sustainable land use investments
Reports & Research
December 2015
Mozambique
Tanzania
Zambia

The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) assessed the legal frameworks for major resource sectors in Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique to analyze whether and to what extent they enable sustainable investments. Relevant international standards suggest that sustainable investments integrate socioeconomic and environmental concerns, bound together by the rule of law.

Reports & Research
November 2015
Africa
Zambia

The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) assessed the legal frameworks that govern land-use activities and investments in Zambia. The economy of Zambia relies significantly on land and natural resource capital. The Government of Zambia has identified land-use investments as essential to the development of key economic sectors – energy, forestry, mining and agriculture. Land-use investments are increasing in Zambia, led by both foreign and domestic private investors.

redd
Reports & Research
December 2012
Mozambique

This study offers an overview of the REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries) context in Mozambique through a synthesis of current knowledge about the causes of forest carbon changes, a review of the legal and institutional context and a description of the current political process of REDD+.

Reports & Research
December 2012
Mozambique

Este estudo fornece uma visão geral do contexto de REDD+ em Moçambique através de uma síntese do conhecimento actual das principais causas da mudança de carbono florestal, uma revisão do quadro legal e institucional, e uma descrição do processo político actual de REDD+. O objectivo é reunir dados e informações pertinentes, e oferecer uma análise preliminar dos aspectos fundamentais a ter em conta para políticas de REDD+ eficazes, eficientes e equitativas.

Agrarian changes in Nyimba, Zamba
Reports & Research
May 2012
Zambia

Over the past decade issues pertaining to land sharing/land sparing have gained some space in the debate on the study of land-use strategies and their associated impacts at landscape level. State and non-state actors have, through their interests and actions, triggered changes at the landscape level and this report is a synthesis of some of the main findings and contributions of a scoping study carried out in Zambia as part of CIFOR’s Agrarian Change Project. It focuses on findings in three villages located in the Nyimba District.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2011
Central America
South America

En los paisajes tropicales de América Latina están teniendo lugar importantes transformaciones con consecuencias sobre el desarrollo económico y el cambio climático. Los cambios en los territorios ocurren no solo debido a las políticas y mercados nacionales sino también a las dinámicas de mercado globales vinculadas a un rol creciente de los comercializadores e inversionistas transnacionales.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2011
Cameroon

In 1994 Cameroon adopted a new forest law that focussed on the large-scale, export-oriented industrial forest sector while timber produced through small-scale logging for the domestic market was ignored, even in official statistics, and is generally produced without a valid permit. As Cameroon prepares to implement the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) it recently signed with the European Union, promising a legal framework for all national timber production, this occasional paper presents a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the country’s domestic timber market.