World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
1977-07 Nairobi Kenya
Jul 1977, Nairobi (Kenya), as International Council for Research in Agroforestry -- Conseil international pour la recherche en agroforesterie -- Consejo Internacional para Investigación en Agrosilvicultura, following the initiative of E-XE0390 - International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Commenced operations in 1978, Nairobi, on agreement with the Government of Kenya. Name changed to International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) - Centre international pour la recherche en agroforesterie - Centro Internacional de Investigación en Agroforesteria in 1991, when became an international agricultural research centre organized under the auspices of E-XE4468 - CGIAR System Organization (CGIAR). Previously sometimes referred to by French initials CIRAF and by Spanish title Centro Internacional para Investigación en Agrosilvicultura.
Mitigate tropical deforestation, land depletion and rural poverty through improved agroforestry systems, focusing on strategic and applied research in partnership with national institutions.
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International Board of Trustees (meets annually); Permanent Secretariat. Coordinates: F-XF4444 - African Highland Initiative Eco-regional Programme (AHI); F-XF4504 - African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE); U-XK1577 - Agency for Forestry Research Networks for Africa (AFRD); U-XM2759 - Plant Resources for Tropical Africa (PROTA).
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