World Agroforestry Centre

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World Agroforestry Centre
HeadquartersNairobi, Kenya
Region served
Official language
English, French
Director General
Tony Simons
WebsiteICRAF Official website

The World Agroforestry Centre (a brand name used by the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, ICRAF), is an international institute headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and founded in 1978 as "International Council for Research in Agroforestry".[2] The Centre specializes in the sustainable management, protection and regulation of tropical rainforest and natural reserves. It is one of 15 agricultural research centres which makes up the global network known as the CGIAR.


The Centre conducts research in agroforestry, in partnership with national agricultural research systems with a view to developing more sustainable and productive land use. The focus of its research is countries/regions in the developing world, particular in the tropics of Central and South America, Southeast Asia, South Asia, West Africa, Eastern Africa and parts of central Africa. In 2002, the Centre acquired the World Agroforestry Centre brand name, although International Centre for Research in Agroforestry remains its legal name and it continues to use the acronym ICRAF.

In 2017, ICRAF released a study at the UN Climate Change Conference that centers on Agroforestry and the emission of carbons from deforestation.[3]

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  1. ^ World Agroforestry Blog. Retrieved 15/07/2015.
  2. ^ World Agroforestry Centre annual report 2005: Agroforestry science to support the millennium development goals. World Agroforestry Centre. 2005. ISBN 9789290591993.
  3. ^ Hub, IISD's SDG Knowledge. "Guest Article: Following COP 23 Decision on Agriculture: The Role of Agroforestry and a Glance at Peru's Climate Plans | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD". Retrieved 2017-12-28.

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