Our organization and people
The World Agroforestry Centre’s research is organized around six science domains. These span trees to farms, landscapes and global issues.
- Domestication, utilization and conservation of superior agroforestry germplasm.
- Maximizing on-farm productivity of trees and agroforestry systems.
- Improving tree product marketing and extension for smallholders.
- Reducing land health risks and targeting agroforestry interventions to enhance land productivity and food availability.
- Improving the ability of farmers, ecosystems, and governments to cope with climate change.
- Developing policies and incentives for multi-functional landscapes with trees that provide environmental services.
Underpinning all our research is a strong commitment to improving science quality, accelerating impact, enhancing partnerships and increasing operational efficiency. By focusing on these areas, the Centre will be better positioned to tackle the challenges of poverty, food security and environmental degradation.
To read more about how we work, download the World Agroforestry Centre Strategy 2008-15.
Where we work
We work in five regions across sub-Saharan Africa (eastern, southern, and west and central) South and Southeast Asia, and Latin America. All of these regions share the interconnected problems of poverty, hunger and environmental degradation to varying degrees and offer opportunities for agroforestry interventions. However, large differences exist in the challenges and opportunities for agricultural development among the regions, as well as in the differing roles that agroforestry can play to meet them.
The Board of Trustees oversees the work of the World Agroforestry Centre. Members of the Board ensure that the Centre has a clear approach to achieving its mission and that an appropriate management structure and control systems are in place.
The World Agroforestry Centre Senior Leadership Team is responsible for implementing the Centre’s 2008-2015 Strategy and day-to-day operations of the Centre.
Senior scientists at the World Agroforestry Centre come from an array of disciplines including forestry, economics, soil science and social science. Their high-level skills and expertise ensure that the Centre has the capacity to conduct quality research on the diverse roles of trees in agricultural landscapes, and to use this research to advance policies and practices that benefit the poor and the environment.
- Our organization and people
- Agroforestry and our role
- Corporate documents
- Board of Trustees
- Policies and guidelines
- Our investors
- Our Carbon Footprint