World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

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History

July 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 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 CGIAR System Organization (CGIAR). Previously sometimes referred to by French initials CIRAF and by Spanish title Centro Internacional para Investigación en Agrosilvicultura.

Aims

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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Activities

Knowledge management/information dissemination; training/education; research/documentation. Main work is in 6 ecologically-distinct regions: Subhumid highlands of Eastern and Central Africa; Subhumid plateau of Southern Africa; Semi-arid lowlands of West Africa; Humid tropics of Southeast Asia; Humid tropics of West Africa.

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Languages

English, French.

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Consultative Status

United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 41 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 58 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 33 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

D6784

Last News Received

2018
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