Research for development efforts at the World Agroforestry Centre are organized around six Science Domains (SDs) which form a coherent research agenda to champion the role of trees in transforming lives and landscapes.
This domain conducts research on appropriate agroforestry-management options and their economic and ecological impacts on farming systems and household welfare.
The domain aims to identify the "best-fit" practices for improved market access for the poor and the vulnerable, develop tools for improved value chain analysis and development, and improve stakeholder capacity to analyze and take advantage of market opportunities.
This research theme involves identifying, delivering and conserving quality tree germplasm, as well as supporting the optimal use of the right tree in the right place for the right purpose.
This domain aims to develop and promote scientifically rigorous methods for measuring and monitoring land health, assessing land health risks, and targeting and evaluating agroforestry and other sustainable land management interventions to improve soil fertility, ecosystem health and human wellbeing.
This domain focuses on understanding and promoting the benefits and sustenance of key environmental services associated with tree-based landscapes including water, soil stabilization, carbon and biodiversity.
This domain is concerned with the vulnerability of smallholders and developing countries to the effects of climate change. It attempts to examine how poor farmers and national/sub-national agencies can better adapt to changing conditions, as well as benefit from mitigation opportunities.
In addition, the World Agroforestry Centre manages the Alternatives to Slash and Burn Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins. This collaboration aims to develop innovative policies and practices that increase productivity and income for rural households without worsening deforestation or undermining essential environmental services.
- Science Domains
- Agroforestry systems
- Tree products and markets
- Tree diversity, domestication and delivery
- Land health
- Environmental services
- Climate change
- CGIAR Research Program 5 - Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE)
- Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (CRP6)
- Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
- Alternatives to Slash and Burn
- Our research approach
- The impact of our research
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