The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a nonprofit, global research organization dedicated to
advancing human well-being, environmental conservation and equity.
We conduct research that enables more
informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of tropical
and sub-tropical forest landscapes. We help policy makers and practitioners
shape effective policy, improve the management of tropical forests and address
the needs and perspectives of people who depend on forests for their
livelihoods. Our multidisciplinary approach considers the underlying drivers of
deforestation and degradation which often lie outside the forestry sector:
forces such as agriculture, infrastructure development, trade and investment
policies and law enforcement.