WHAT WE DO
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a leader in global research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management. CIFOR scientists have considered landscape-scale interactions between multiple stakeholders and their environment through numerous pioneering programs that have attempted to reconcile the objectives of biodiversity conservation and socio-economic development.
Explore this site to learn more about ongoing research into these critical landscape issues – particularly, research via the project “Collaborating to Operationalise Landscape Approaches for Nature, Development and Sustainability (COLANDS).” This project is working with CIFOR, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) and other partners to conduct innovative research related to landscapes, including forestry and other productive processes; as well as the essential work of engaging multiple stakeholders.
Interwoven landscapes pose complex challenge
Over the past six years, conversations on sustainable forest management activities focused on transforming the way the international community addresses poverty, food insecurity, climate change and biodiversity loss have coalesced into the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) movement.
Although the term “landscape approach” initially left some people scratching their heads, over the past six years it has gelled into a much-lauded concept for sustainable land management in the agroforestry sector and beyond.