The International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), also known as the World Agroforestry Centre, was established in 1978 in Nairobi, Kenya and is recognized as an international leader in agroforestry research, education and development. It is one of fifteen international centers of the Future Harvest Alliance global network, supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ICRAF is an autonomous, not-for-profit research and development institution funded by over 50 different governments, private foundations, regional development banks and the World Bank.
Agroforestry, in a broad sense is incorporating trees into agricultural landscapes so that they can contribute to location specific solutions of poverty by increasing and stabilizing food production, by providing income security as well as allowing asset building and securing environmental services in productive landscapes.
The ICRAF Vietnam office was established in 2005 and works with national partners including the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Research institutes, Universities and NGOs, as well as international partners in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Southwest China. ICRAF have a vision of an agroforestry transformation in which smallholder poor households have access to natural, social, human, financial and physical capital, providing security to their livelihoods, food, income, health, shelter, energy and a regenerated environment. ICRAF strives to understand opportunities for agroforestry and remove constraints to its development.