CIFOR - Center for International Forestry Research

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 their global, multidisciplinary approach, they aim to improve human well-being, protect the environment, and increase equity. To do so, they 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. 

They are proud to work with local and international partners. They are a member of the CGIAR Consortium and lead the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry.

CIFOR headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia. They have offices in 8 countries across Asia, Latin America and Africa, and they work in more than 30 countries.

CIFOR is committed to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition, and protecting the environment. They are working towards a world that recognizes the value of forests and landscapes in achieving these goals; a world in which decisions that affect forests and landscapes are based on science and reflect the perspectives of all stakeholders, including those who are less powerful.

CIFORS work, relationships and strategy are driven by:

A commitment to impact. They work to ensure our research is heard and used.

Professionalism. They maintain transparency, honesty, accountability, and high scientific and ethical standards.

Innovation and critical thinking. They encourage learning and welcome new ideas to investigate through scientific inquiry.

Respect and collaboration. They value building a global team of staff and partners, embrace diversity, promote equity, and treat all with respect and integrity.