Projects

Ongoing and completed projects

Harnessing the potential of trees-on-farms for meeting national and global biodiversity targets
BackgroundPlanet Earth is naturally biodiverse. Species abound in every habitat, but when those habitats are destroyed, the biodiversity disappears with them. The world’s forests have historically been harbours of massive biodiversity, but it is well known... more

Beyond the Static – Operationalizing Earth Observation Assisted Frameworks for Assessment and Monitoring of Ecosystem Health in IFAD ASAP Project Areas
Background Unsustainable agricultural practices and over-exploitation of natural resources have resulted in serious land degradation over an area equivalent to the size of Mexico, USA and Canada combined. The results are impoverished soils and impaired... more

Kanoppi 2: Developing and promoting market-based agroforestry options and integrated landscape management for smallholder forestry in Indonesia
Background Building on previous achievements of Kanoppi phase 1, this second phase will concentrate on the expansion of market-based agroforestry and the development of integrated landscape management in the poorest provinces of eastern Indonesia and in the... more

Enabling smallholders in Odisha to produce and consume more nutritious food through agroforestry systems
The overall objective of the project is to enable smallholders to produce diverse and nutritious food byCreating awareness about benefits of consuming diversified nutritious farm produce, including fruits, vegetables and tree-based produce, such as flowers,... more

Trees for Food Security 2: Developing integrated options and accelerating scaling up of agroforestry for improved food security and resilient livelihoods in Eastern Africa
BackgroundThe ACIAR Trees for food security project-T4FS (FSC/2012/014) continue to demonstrate the importance of trees in fields and farming landscapes for enhancing and sustaining crop yield and food security in eastern Africa. A number of... more

Trees for Food Security 1: Developing integrated options and accelerating scaling up of agroforestry for improved food security and resilient livelihoods in Eastern Africa
BackgroundThe ACIAR Trees for food security project-T4FS (FSC/2012/014) continue to demonstrate the importance of trees in fields and farming landscapes for enhancing and sustaining crop yield and food security in eastern Africa. A number of promising climate... more

Climate smart cocoa systems for Ghana (CLIMCOCOA)
Challenge: Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) is one of the world’s major commodities and represents the most important source of revenue for the numerous small-scale farmers in Ghana. Climate change (CC) in the form of increasing temperature and reduced rainfall... more

Restoration of degraded land for food security and poverty reduction in East Africa and the Sahel: taking successes in land restoration to scale
Overall goalThe goal of the project is to reduce food insecurity and improve livelihoods of poor people living in African drylands by restoring degraded land, and returning it to effective and sustainable tree, crop and livestock production, thereby... more

Bringing Evidence to Bear on Negotiating Ecosystem Service and Livelihood Trade-Offs in Sustainable Agricultural Intensification
About SAIRLAThe Sustainable Intensification of Agricultural Research and Learning in Africa (SAIRLA) Programme is a UK Department for International Development-funded initiative that seeks to address one of the most intractable problems facing small-holder... more

Accelerating Adoption of Agroforestry in Western Kenya (Triple A) Project
Triple A projectSmallholder farmers in western Kenya are amongst the most vulnerable populations to climate change and variability. Experience from numerous projects indicates that intervention success, efficiency and sustainability is highly related to... more

Sustainable Integrated Land Management Solutions
The Objectives of the project are:(i)     Incentivize and enable small holder farmers to improve productivity using Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) and Agroforestry practices through increased access to affordable inputs and... more

Local Governance and Adapting to Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa (LGACC)
Project backgroundClimate change is a significant challenge for communities highly dependent on natural resources. Increasing incidents of drought, floods, rising temperatures and uncertain weather patterns put pressure on these resources and threaten the... more

United in Building and Advancing Life Expectations
United in Building and Advancing Life Expectations (UBALE) is a five year, USAID-funded Development Food Assistance Project led by Catholic Relief Services in Blantyre Rural,Chikwawa and Nsanje to sustainable reduce food insecurity and build resilience among... more

Indonesian Rural Economic Development
In the eastern part of Sumba Island in Nusa Tenggara Timur Province, Indonesia, 30 existing agroforestry demonstration trials in seven villages are being assessed by World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) researchers, with corresponding experiments with... more

Support to the Development of Agroforestry Concessions in Peru
Leer en españolChallengePeru, a country with the second largest total area (70 million ha) and highest proportion of national territory in the Amazon, has experienced continuous unplanned deforestation over time, with an important component of it caused by... more

Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) Programme
The Programme Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED), aims to improve the integration of disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation methods into development approaches. BRACED is implemented by 15 consortia to build... more

Applying Geospatial Methods to Assess and Validate the Uptake of Fertilizer Trees and Fodder Shrubs in Zambia
The Project focuses on agroforestry practices and in particular woody species popularly promoted as fodder shrubs and "fertilizer" trees on smallholder farms in Zambia.

Agroforestry and Forestry in Sulawesi: Linking Knowledge with Action
Background The island of Sulawesi, home to numerous and diverse animal and plant species found nowhere else in the world, is also facing numerous challenges:Farmers mostly rely on a limited number of crops; this results in inconsistent income owing to... more

ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change, Phase 2
 Background Very large numbers of rural households in Viet Nam earn much of their incomes from selling timber products. Growing pressures on agricultural lands lead to forest extraction and conversion, exacerbating climate change and adversely affecting... more