“We aim to build an effective and expanded network of stakeholder institutions working synergistically to advance agroforestry science and practice.”
Professor August Temu, Partnership Coordinator
The breadth of agroforestry research and development is beyond the capacity of a single institution to manage. The World Agroforestry Centre has therefore always implemented much of its work in partnership with a range of public, private and international bodies. This enables us to:
- Achieve critical mass in relevant areas of our agenda
- Complete the research chain from needs analysis to technology development, testing, adoption and scaling up to achieve impact
- Support the active participation of local institutions in advancing agroforestry, thereby incorporating local ecological knowledge and expertise in our work
- Support policy and institutional transformations conducive to agroforestry.
We partner with universities, advanced research institutions, national agricultural research organizations, private sector organizations, and government and non-government agencies in the fields of agriculture, forestry, environment, conservation and climate change.
Our partnerships are based on a clear recognition of the value that is added through working jointly with partners and sharing strengths to achieve specific outcomes. Partners participate in setting the research agenda, planning, resource mobilization, implementation, publishing and disseminating research results.
The World Agroforestry Centre's partners can be grouped into five main categories:
- Research partners: work with us to generate knowledge and innvoations
- Out and up-scaling partners: collate and translate knowledge into action
- Capacity development and education partners: strengthen capacity for agroforestry science, innovations and practice
- Policy link and facilitative partners: influence or decide on policy
- Investors: normally national governments, private sector and donors who invest in agroforestry.
For more information, refer to our Partnership Strategy and Guidelines 2008