Who We Are

Resilient Landscapes is an innovative new venture created by CIFOR-ICRAF to radically transform land use and agricultural supply chains by serving as the nexus between science and businesses, finance, governments, donors and civil society across forest and agroforestry landscapes.

It leverages the power of the private sector and spurs private finance investment in nature-based solutions. In partnership with the public sector, Resilient Landscapes aims to scale up proven, science-based solutions to address our planet’s most urgent and important global crises such as climate change, deforestation, land degradation, biodiversity loss, broken food systems, hunger and poverty.

Resilient Landscapes will leverage CIFOR-ICRAF’s knowledge legacy of research-in-development experience in integrated forestry and agroforestry systems that spans nearly 70 years. Through strategic long-term partnerships promoting co-design, co-benefits and robust performance metrics, it seeks to ensure inclusive and resilient landscapes that generate financial, social, and natural capital dividends for investors and businesses. It also seeks to bring socio-political and economic dividends for governments and multilateral institutions, and most importantly, improved livelihoods for smallholder farmers, forest stewards and their communities while ensuring a more prosperous planet for all.


Massively scale up investments in nature-based solutions across landscapes and agricultural commodity supply chains, by:




private finance


long-term public-private partnerships


ESG compliance



Our Presence

Resilient Landscapes is an exciting new initiative launched by CIFOR-ICRAF, a global research organization of 700+ staff that spans more than 4 continents, with headquarters in Kenya and Indonesia and international offices in 25 other countries, including China, Brazil, Peru, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


To be continued ...

September 2020

Resilient Landscapes is operational


The idea for Resilient Landscapes is born


CIFOR and ICRAF merged in order to provide the evidence and innovative solutions needed to scale up investment in sustainable development and address the global challenges of our time.


Launch of the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), the world's largest knowledge-led platform connecting people with a shared vision to create productive, profitable, equitable & resilient landscapes in Warsaw, Poland


Launch of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) - the world’s largest integrated collaborative research program on forests and trees. CIFOR leads FTA in partnership with Bioversity International, CATIE, CIRAD, ICRAF, INBAR and TBI.


CIFOR contributed to the work plan of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and aspects of the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol


CIFOR is launched under Indonesia Host Country Agreement


The International Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) was created in Nairobi, Kenya

Powered by CIFOR-ICRAF

Founded in 1993 and 1978 respectively, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) are leading intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and centers of scientific excellence that conduct research-in-development on the most pressing challenges facing the world’s landscapes. The two centers merged in 2019 and strive to use the world’s best science to address climate, hunger, poverty and biodiversity challenges.

USD $2bn

total invested in research


staff in 33 countries


projects completed in 79 countries


publications and knowledge products created

Our team

Management Group

Advisory Group

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Resilient Landscapes is powered by CIFOR-ICRAF. Our mission is to connect private and public actors in co-beneficial landscapes; provide evidence-based business cases for nature-based solutions and green economy investments; leverage and de-risk performance-driven investments with combined financial, social and environmental returns.


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