About us

At the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) we seek to better combine the science of discovery with the science of delivery.

Our vision is an equitable world where all people have viable livelihoods supported by healthy and productive landscapes.

ICRAF's mission is to harness the multiple benefits trees provide for agriculture, livelihoods, resilience and the future of our planet, from farmers’ fields through to continental scales.

We are guided by the broad development challenges pursued by the CGIAR System. These include poverty reduction, increasing food and nutritional security, and improved natural resource systems and environmental services.

ICRAF’s three operating principles focus on:

  • People: collaboration and partnership, learning, attracting, nurturing, and rewarding talent
  • Science:  quality science, communicating for accelerated impact, value for money, testing development options
  • Processes:  efficiency and effectiveness, accountability, subsidiarity and empowerment

ICRAF's work also addresses many of the issues being tackled by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim to eradicate hunger, reduce poverty, provide affordable and clean energy, protect life on land and combat climate change.

We receive our funding from many different partners including governments, private foundations, international organizations, regional development banks and the private sector. And we collaborate with a range of scientific and development institutions.