Forests for a sustainable future: CIFOR ANNUAL REPORT 2014
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Peter Holmgren Director General
This past year marked a shift in development priorities, as the global community began its journey toward setting the SDGs and a new climate deal. In response, we turned our focus toward more policy engagement, linking global research networks and generating dialogue combining key topics: food security, climate change, inclusive green growth, land tenure, gender strategies and smallholder livelihoods. In 2015, we will complete our own strategic review and enter the post-2015 period ready to lead the decision making on forests, connecting communities with integrated landscape-focused approaches to the challenges ahead.
John Hudson Chair, Board of Trustees
One of my highlights of 2014 was the broad endorsement of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) and the helpful pointers for the future given by an independent evaluation of the program. This is a huge achievement for CIFOR, as FTA accounts for about three quarters of its activities. I look forward to building on that success during 2015.

Publications by the number

441

publications

29,435

citations of CIFOR work

191

journal articles

76

info or policy briefs

30

books

57

working or occasional papers

27

factsheets

59

chapters

158

formal partnerships

17

new partnerships

Partnerships

71

memoranda of understanding

Projects

19

new projects

70

active projects

42

countries

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CIFOR’s funding and strategic partners


Support from CIFOR’s funding and strategic partners continues to underpin our research in advancing human well-being, environmental conservation and equity on the most pressing challenges of forests and landscapes management around the world.

We are thankful to all the organizations who have supported our research efforts this year, and enabled CIFOR to advance its key goals in shaping effective policy on forestry, improve the management of tropical forests, and target the underlying drivers of deforestation and degradation.


CGIAR CONSORTIUM AND FUND

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The CGIAR Consortium is an international organization that, together with the CGIAR Fund, advances international agricultural research for a food- secure future by integrating and coordinating the efforts of those who fund research and those who do the research. The CGIAR Fund is a multi-donor trust fund that finances CGIAR research across 15 research centers. The CGIAR Fund is administered by the World Bank and governed by the Fund Council, a representative body of the Fund’s 36 government agencies and private foundation donors and other stakeholders. We would like to thank all funding partners who supported our research through their contributions to the CGIAR Fund.


Top Funding Partners


Funding Partners

  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
  • Australian Government Department of the Environment
  • Catholic Organization for Relief and Development Aid (CORDAID)
  • Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China
  • Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF)
  • Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD)
  • German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)
  • Government of Japan
  • Irish Aid
  • Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI)
  • Ministry for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Netherlands
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center
  • World Bank

Strategic Partners

  • Bioversity International
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
  • French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)
  • German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
  • Technische Universitat Darmstadt / Darmstadt University
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • University of Gottingen
  • Wageningen UR (University and Research Centre)
  • World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
  • WorldFish
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)


I AM DELIGHTED THAT CIFOR AND THE UK CLIMATE CHANGE UNIT ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO ANALYzE THE COMPLEX DYNAMICS BEHIND FOREST FIRES IN SUMATRA. WE’VE BEEN IMPRESSED BY CIFOR’S EXPERTISE IN DELIVERING CREDIBLE EVIDENCE. THIS WORK WILL HELP US TO SUPPORT INDONESIA’S EFFORTS TO IMPROVE FOREST MANAGEMENT.

Moazzam Malik
British Ambassador to Indonesia

THE KNOWLEDGE CIFOR HAS GENERATED WILL BE VERY HELPFUL IN FUTURE ACTIVITIES TO ENHANCE RETURNS TO SMALLHOLDER FARMERS FROM TREE GROWING AND SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROSPEROUS REGIONAL ECONOMIES IN FORESTED LANDSCAPES.

Tony Bartlett
Forestry Research Program Manager at ACIAR

AS A RESULT OF THE USAIDFUNDED ‘NYIMBA FOREST PROJECT’ THAT WAS IMPLEMENTED BY CIFOR, EIGHT VILLAGES IN ZAMBIA NOW HAVE VILLAGE FOREST MANAGEMENT ACTION PLANS THAT NOT ONLY CONSERVE FORESTS BUT ALSO PROVIDE LIVELIHOOD OPTIONS FOR THE VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES.

Anna Toness
USAID/Zambia Economic Development Office Director