CGIAR Research Programme 6, Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (CRP6)

Natural forests form a dwindling part of a finite land area where conversion to agriculture poses the greatest threat in the developing tropics. Adjacent or newly cultivated cropland may retain remnant trees or accommodate natural tree regeneration. However, these are insufficient to provide the environmental goods and services formerly coming from intact forests. And while conversion of forest to agriculture can in some cases improve rural incomes, all too often deforestation leads to impoverishment of both ecosystems and communities.

The Centre for International Forestry Research, the World Agroforestry Centre, the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture and Bioversity, together with a number of partners, have embarked on a major research and development initiative within the context of the restructuring of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). The CGIAR Research Program No. 6 (CRP6): Forests, Trees and Agroforestry: Livelihoods, Landscapes and Governance has the clear objective of enhancing the management and use of forests, agroforestry and tree genetic resources across the landscape from forests to farms.

You can download the latest version of the proposal (February 2011) from this page.

  • Download the whole CRP6 proposal (26 Mb)

We have also provided three separate files for download from narrower band Internet connections.

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