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CIFOR’s annual report released

For more than 25 years, the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has brought critical forest research to global discussions, raising the profile of tropical forests and of people who depend on them. Its latest annual report shines a light on CIFOR’s achievements in 2018. Source: Timberbiz

The new report also celebrates key milestones from a quarter of a century of dedication to forests.

A global timeline details major events, evidence of policy influence, research highlights and outcomes, and key partnerships.

Thematic timelines show more specific highlights in forest management and restoration, top global comparative studies, wetlands, gender, food and livelihoods, and communications and outreach.

In 2018, CIFOR crossed two major milestones: by looking back on 25 years of research and ended it looking forward to a bold new merger with World Agroforestry (ICRAF).

For over a quarter of a century, CIFOR has raised the profile of tropical forests and of people who depend on them in the global arena.

Its scientists have helped uncover direct and indirect causes of deforestation, revealed the critical role of tropical forests in rural livelihoods, and demonstrated how forests and trees can mitigate climate change and advance the Sustainable Development Goals.

CIFOR has influenced policies and practice at international, national and subnational levels on a range of topics.

Looking ahead to 2019, CIFOR and ICRAF are joining forces to accelerate impact in forestry and agroforestry research, policy and development.

The Annual Report 2018 can be downloaded at