Centre for International Forestry Research
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) works to conserve forests and improve the livelihoods of people in the tropics through research partnerships, including with Australian organisations. Through ACIAR, Australia contributes AUD250,000 (in 2005-06), together with funding tied to specific projects. CIFOR's activities address the needs of the rural poor as well as environmental issues of developing countries, where these involve forestry management, resources, production and value adding. This includes research into sustainable forestry management, governance issues relating to management of forestry resources and the contributions of forestry to the livelihoods of the rural poor. For more information about CIFOR, see its website, http://www.cifor.cgiar.org.
CIFOR produce regular publications that give an indication of their current activities and future plans. These include an Annual Report which looks that their activities over the calendar year, and a Medium-Term Plan that details their organisational direction for 2008-2010. It also includes an External Program and Management Review which is done annually by the CG Science Council.