World Agroforestry Centre
ICRAF is one of a network of 16 Future Harvest centres located throughout the developing world. The mission of ICRAF is to improve human welfare by reducing poverty, improving food and nutritional security, and enhancing environmental resilience in the tropics.
ICRAF focuses on four primary themes:
- Agroforestry systems that help restore soil fertility and regenerate degraded lands;
- Market-driven tree cultivation systems that uplift rural poor out of poverty and improve their health and nutrition;
- Agroforestry systems that enhance environmental services, such as watershed protection, biodiversity conservation, and carbon sequestration; and Capacity building for agroforestry research and development.