Partnerships & Impact
“Our aim is to transform agroforestry impacts on lives and livelihoods at scale through robust research and development collaborations with a wide range of strategic partners.”
Dr. Margaret M Kroma, Assistant Director General, Partnerships & Impact
The breadth of agroforestry research and development is beyond the capacity of a single institution to manage. The World Agroforestry Centre has therefore always implemented much of its work in partnership with a range of public, private, national and international bodies. This enables us to:
- Achieve critical mass in relevant areas of our agenda.
- Complete the research in development chain from needs analysis to technology development; testing, adoption and scaling up to achieve impact.
- Support the active participation of local institutions in advancing agroforestry, thereby incorporating local ecological knowledge and expertise in our work
- Support policy and institutional transformations conducive to agroforestry, through evidence-based policy and technical briefs.
Centre staff partner with universities, advanced research institutions, national agricultural research organizations, private sector organizations, and government and non-government agencies in the fields of agriculture, forestry, environment, conservation and climate change.
Our partnerships are based on a clear understanding and appreciation of the value that is added through working jointly with a wide range of partners leveraging our comparative strengths to achieve specific outcomes. Partners participate in setting the research agenda, planning, resource mobilization, implementation, publishing and disseminating research results, and achieving impact at all levels.
The World Agroforestry Centre's partners can be grouped into five main categories:
- Research partners, who work with us to generate knowledge and innovations, and strengthen capacity for agroforestry science, innovations and practice;
- Out and up-scaling partners, who collate and translate knowledge and innovations into action;
- Policy link and facilitative partners, who influence or contribute to policy processes and decisions;
- Investors, who normally would include national governments, private sector and donors.
For more information, refer to our Partnership Strategy and Guidelines 2013-2022