Tag: ICRAF

Global forestry and agroforestry research organizations CIFOR and ICRAF merge

Global forestry and agroforestry research organizations CIFOR and ICRAF merge

February 10, 2019 |

In Germany, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), also known as World Agroforestry, the two leading organizations focused on forestry and agroforestry research, policy and development agreed to merge to strengthen capacity, provide the evidence needed to scale up investment in sustainable development, and accelerate impact. […]

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ICRAF signs cooperation agreement with Embrapa

ICRAF signs cooperation agreement with Embrapa

September 23, 2014 |

In Brazil, cooperation agreement signed between the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) in Brasilia builds on a longstanding relationship between the two institutions. Ravi Prabhu, ICRAF deputy director general for research, said Embrapa’s agricultural research is internationally renowned, and “this MoU opens up great possibilities for collaboration between ICRAF and […]

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ICRAF study shows jatropha isn’t viable for Kenya

ICRAF study shows jatropha isn’t viable for Kenya

April 15, 2014 |

In Kenya, a study from ICRAF shows that jatropha isn’t a viable crop for the country because there is no market for the seeds, the values and yields are low, farmers don’t know how to grow it well and its early reputation as a miracle crop has destroyed most of the farmer appetite for the […]

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ICRAF and IFAD team on biofuels program in India

ICRAF and IFAD team on biofuels program in India

July 23, 2013 |

In India, The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have launched the IFAD-ICRAF Programme for the Development of Alternative Biofuel Crops, an initiative focused on providing clean energy for rural communities, enhancing local food security and increasing subsistence farmers’ resilience to climate change. The program will develop and scale […]

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