The Research Method Group operates through an interdisciplinary team both at HQ and in ICRAF regions and working with the SQP, the RMG designs, manages, monitors and provides technical support to project development, research design, data management, data analysis and publication of research results. The main mandate is to contribute to enhance the center’s science quality through developing and testing appropriate methods towards building a scientifically rigorous, reproducible, inclusive and robust evidence base for all aspects related to agroforestry. The activities of the group are organized around four major clusters:

  • ICRAF projects are based on appropriate research designs and apply high quality research methods to deliver their outputs
  • Scientists have access to research quality systems that are helpful
  • RMG staff leading or contributing to high value data products, scientific publications, and other outputs that are part of research projects deliverables
  • RMG staff leading or contributing to high value data products, scientific publications, and other outputs that contribute scientifically rigorous, reproducible, inclusive and robust evidence for all aspects related to the centers strategy, based on experience, lessons learnt and syntheses of work with projects.