The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is an international, non-profit research organization which works to reduce rural poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and sustainably manage natural resources, by promoting the growth and use of trees on farms.
The Centre’s mission is to generate science-based knowledge about the diverse roles that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and use its research to advance policies and practices that benefit the poor and the environment.
Our global headquarters is in Nairobi, Kenya, maintaining programs in Africa, the Americas, South Asia and Southeast Asia with around 400 scientific and support staff. The Centre is one of the fifteen members of the CGIAR Consortium, which helps feed the planet through providing cutting edge agricultural and food security research.
The Centre was founded as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), which remains our legal name after we rebranded as the World Agroforestry Centre in 2002.
ICRAF Philippines was established in 1993 and has since been active in conducting research and development projects throughout the country. The Centre is recognized for its extensive experience in farming systems research, natural resources management and biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and payments for environmental services