The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) envisions a rural transformation in the developing world as smallholder households strategically increase their use of trees in agricultural landscapes to improve their food security, nutrition, income, health, shelter, social cohesion, energy resources and environmental sustainability. ICRAF’s mission is to generate science-based knowledge about the diverse roles that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and to use its research to advance policies and practices, and their implementation, that benefit the poor and the environment.
The World Agroforestry Centre is guided by the broad development challenges pursued by the CGIAR. These include poverty alleviation that entails enhanced food security and health, improved productivity with lower environmental and social costs, and resilience in the face of climate change and other external shocks.
ICRAF’s headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, and the center has five regional offices located in Cameroon, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Peru. ICRAF is a member of the CGIAR System Organization, a global research partnership for a food-secure future.