World Agroforestry Centre, International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

Data Center Description
The World Agroforestry Centre (WAC) is one of a network of 16
Future Harvest centres located throughout the developing
world. We are an autonomous, not-for-profit research and
development institution supported by an international consortium
of nearly 60 different governments, private foundations,
regional development banks, and the World Bank. Learn more about
the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
(CGIAR) at

Our mission is to improve human welfare by reducing poverty,
improving food and nutritional security, and enhancing
environmental resilience in the tropics.

We engage in strategic and applied research and development
activities leading to more sustainable and productive land
use. We do this in close partnership with national agricultural
research systems, universities, NGOs and private organizations
in both the South and the North.

We focus on four primary themes:

-Agroforestry systems that help to restore soil fertility and
regenerate degraded lands

-Market-driven tree cultivation systems that help lift rural
poor out of poverty and improve their health and nutrition

-Agroforestry systems that enhance environmental services, such
as watershed protection, biodiversity conservation, and carbon

-Capacity building for agroforestry research and development


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