CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry evaluates its impact
CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry evaluates its impact on trees and agroforestry practice.
The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) undertook an extensive study to assess its contributions to key global challenges. The challenges included:
- Accelerating rates of deforestation and forest degradation
- Restoring degraded land and ecosystem services
- Widespread unsustainable land use practices
- Persistent rural poverty and increasing levels of vulnerability
- Rising demand and need for nutritious food for current and future generations.
The Sustainability Research Effectiveness team supported FTA to measure progress to outcomes and estimate potential impacts of the program to address these challenges. The evaluation lasted over two years. Our team collaborated with Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Impact Assessment (MELIA) colleagues from several CGIAR research centers. These include the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), World Agroforestry (ICRAF), Bioversity International, and FTA. This collaboration was mutually beneficial to gain insights from a decade of research. This learning will feed into the design of future projects and programs.
Learn more about the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) as well as the program’s efforts to evaluate its impact. Read more news posts from the Sustainability Research Effectiveness Program.