Links to international agroforestry organizations

Links to international agroforestry organizations 

The Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada’s Agroforestry Development Centre (AAFC ADC) focuses on research, development, promotion and adoption of agroforestry science and practices across Canada and in temperate regions. Agroforestry Development Centre, Government Road #2, P.O. Box 940, Indian Head, Saskatchewan S0G 2K0, Canada; Tel: 1-866-766-2284, Fax: 306-695-2568; E-mail:; Web:

Agroforestry Net, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational resources about agroforestry, trees, and sustainable stewardship of land and water. The site contains current project information, publications, and links to other resources on the web. PO Box 428, Holualoa, HI 96725 USA; Tel: 808-324-4427; Fax: 808-324-4129; E-mail:; Web site:

Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA) Provides technical assistance to farmers, Extension agents, market gardeners, agricultural researchers, and other ag professionals in the US. ATTRA, P.O. Box 3657, Fayetteville, AR 72702, USA, Tel: 1-800-346-9140, Web:
The Association for Temperate Agroforestry focuses on temperate agroforestry, with an emphasis on North America. School of Natural Resources, 1-30 Agriculture Bldg., University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 USA; Web:

Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) conducts scientific research and postgraduate education applied to the development, conservation, and sustainable use of natural resources. Their Spanish language magazine is Revista Agroforestería en las Américas. Address: CATIE, 7170, Turrialba, Costa Rica; Tel: +506 556-6431; Fax: +506 556-1533; Web:

Commonwealth Forestry Association is the world’s longest established international forestry organization, tracing its history back to the founding of the Empire Forestry Association in 1921. Today it unites 1200 members in 78 Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth countries. It publishes the excellent International Forestry Review. Contact: Commonwealth Forestry Association, PO Box 142, Bicester, OX26 6ZJ, United Kingdom; E-mail:; Tel: +44 (0) 1865 820935; Fax: +44 (0) 1869 324805; Web:

The Communication Initiative is a partnership of development organisations supporting the effectiveness and scale of communication interventions for positive international development. It has an extensive web site of 17,000-plus pages of summarized information related to communication for development. Contact: The Communication Initiative, 5148 Polson Terrace , Victoria, British Columbia, Canada  V8Y 2C4; Tel: 1-250-658-6372; Fax: 1-250-658-1728; Web:

ECHO – Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization offers very useful information and resources to practitioners around the world, with an emphasis on self-sufficiency systems. ECHO is dedicated to solve the problems giving rise to food shortages by empowering people to make wise use of their resources. ECHO, 17430 Durrance Rd., N. Ft. Myers, FL 33917, USA; Tel: 941-543-3246, Fax: 941-543-5317, E-mail:, Web:

The ECHO Asia Regional Office seeks to extend the services of ECHO to help those working with the poor in Asia to be more effective, especially in the area of agriculture. ECHO Asia, 133 Building F Kaew Nawarat Road, PO Box 64, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand; E-mail:; Tel: +66 53 300 233, +66 81 9920274; Web:

The European Tropical Forest Research Network (ETFRN) facilitates access to the European capability on tropical forest research. ETFRN, c/o The Tropenbos Foundation, P.O. Box 232, 6700 AE Wageningen, The Netherlands; Tel: +31-317-495516; Fax: +31-317-495521; Email:; Web:
Evergreen Trust promotes the use of trees in Africa. 10 Barley Mow Passage, Chiswick, London W4 4PH, England, Tel: +44 (0)181 742 7267, Fax: +44 (0)181 987 9377, e-mail:, Web:
Forest, Farm, and Community Tree Network (FACT Net) is the new incarnation of the Nitrogen Fixing Tree Association (NFTA) which has provided invaluable information to thousands of practitioners and researchers in the use of nitrogen fixing and multipurpose trees for more than 15 years. FACT Net, Winrock International, 38 Winrock Drive, Morrilton, Arkansas 72110-9370 USA Tel: 501-727-5435, Fax: 501-727-5417, Email:; Web:
Forest, Trees and People Programme supported rural populations in participating in developing their forest resources. Information and publications created by this program can be found at:
Forestry Programme of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has a great deal of information related to agroforestry. Web: The Fukuoka Farming Website explores Mansanobu Fukuoka’s revolutionary methods of sustainable agriculture. It includes some excellent articles on the subject of natural farming, soils, etc. and a wide variety of excellent links pages. Web:

The Global Facilitation Unit for Underutilized Species was created to ease and increase information and knowledge exchange in the field of underutilized and neglected species. The mission is to have underutilized species contribute increasingly to food security and poverty alleviation of the rural and urban poor. Contact: Global Facilitation Unit for Underutilized Species, Via dei Tre Denari 472/A, 00057 Maccarese, Rome, Italy; Tel: ++39 06 6118 292, Fax: ++39 06 6197 9661; E-mail:; Web: Information Resources for Pacific Island Agroforestry provides an introduction to agroforestry, followed by descriptions and contact information for books, guides, periodicals, organizations, and web sites useful to practitioners of agroforestry in Pacific Islands. This 22-page document is in PDF format for viewing with Acrobat Reader. This file requires Acrobat 3.0 or later. Size: 336KB Dowload PDF; The Institute of International Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) is a rich source of information on agroforestry, and dedicated to a sustainable, integrated and people-centered development strategy. IIRR Bookstore, Publications Unit, International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Y. C. James Yen Center, Silang, Cavite 4118, Philippines; Tel: +63-46 414 2417; Fax: +63 2 886 4385; E-mail:; Web:

The International Analog Forestry Network was established in 1996 as a response to the need to maintain an exchange of knowledge, experience and up-to-date information between groups interested in learning, promoting and applying an Analog Forestry system in their own area. The primary objective of the Network is to restore ecosystems environmental stability and biodiversity, through research, design and application of the Analog Forestry system. Milo Bekins, IAFN CHAIR, Apartado 75, Quepos, Costa Rica 6350, Telefax: 011-506-779-1368,

The International Forestry Review (IFR) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes papers, research notes and book reviews on all aspects of forestry and forest research. It is published four times per year. Theme editions are a regular feature and attract a wide audience. Commonwealth Forestry Association, Crib, Dinchope, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9JJ, UK; E-mail:; Tel: +44 (0) 1588 672868; Fax: +44 (0) 870 0116645; Web:

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) promotes sustainable development through collaborative research, policy studies, consensus building and public information, and has extensive information available on its web site. IIED, 3 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H 0DD, UK; Tel: +44 (0)20 7388-2117; Fax: +44 (0)20 7388-2826; E-mail:; Web:
Management of Organic Inputs in Soils of the Tropics (MOIST) is a rich source of information on green manure/cover crops and hosts an active email discussion group on green manures/cover crops. 443 Warren Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA. Web:

The MU Center for Agroforestry is among the global centers in agroforestry research, education and outreach. Its website contains a wealth of up-to-date information on temperate agroforestry research along with a number of practical “hands on” guides. UMCA, 203 ABNR Bldg., University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211; Tel: 573-882-9866, Fax: 573-882-1977; Email: Web:

New Forests Project (NFP) helps farmers initiate reforestation projects. NFP, 731 Eighth Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA, Tel: 202-547-3800, Fax: 202-546-4784, E-mail: <>, Web: <; Permaculture International Homepage is an essential link in exploring tropical and subtropical permaculture including articles from the excellent Permaculture International Journal, mail order books and permaculture links.
Roger R.B. Leakey’s web site covers his lengthy career in forestry and agroforestry aimed at helping to reverse deforestation and desertification in the tropics, including his pioneering work dedicated to the alleviation of poverty, malnutrition and hunger in developing countries, especially in Africa and Oceania. Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) provides farmers and communities in the tropics with long-term assistance implementing environmentally and economically sustainable technologies. SHI, P.O. Box 3114, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03802-3114, USA, Tel: 603-427-0735, Fax: 603-422-8762, E-mail: <>, Web: <;

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) strengthens the capacity of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to produce, acquire, exchange and utilise information for agricultural and rural development. CTA’s programmes are organised around the following principal themes: developing information management and partnership strategies needed for policy formulation and implementation; promoting contact and exchange of experience; providing ACP partners with information on demand; and strengthening information and communication capacities.

Trees for Africa introduces the planting of trees in many situations. Johannesburg, South Africa; Tel: +11-803 9750, Fax: +11-803 9604; E-mail: <>; Web: <; or email for more information on their Trees for Africa newsletter.
Trees for the Future is a non-profit organization initiating and supporting agroforestry self-help projects in cooperation with groups and individuals in developing countries. Trees for the Future, P.O. Box 7027, Silver Spring, MD 20907-7027, USA, E-mail:, Web:

Trees Outside Forests, a program of FAO, has information about urban and peri-urban forestry. Web:

The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry is an interdisciplinary research, teaching and technology transfer program in forestry, fisheries and wildlife, entomology, plant pathology, agronomy, animal science, agricultural economics, rural sociology and horticulture. 203 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Bldg., Columbia, MO 65211, USA; E-mail:; Tel: 573-884-2874; Web: <;.

The US Department of Agriculture’s National Agroforestry Center supports agroforestry practices which integrate trees and agriculture, primarily in temperate areas. USDA Forest Service/Natural Resources Conservation Service, East Campus – UNL Lincoln, Nebraska 68583-0822, USA, Tel: 402-437-5178, Fax: FAX: 402-437-5712, E-mail: kisaacson/, Web:

The Vetiver Network disseminates information on the use of VETIVER GRASS for soil and water conservation, land rehabilitation, embankment stabilization and pollution control. Includes agroforestry and other technologies. 15 Wirt Street NW, Leesburg, Virginia 20176, USA; Email:, Home page:, Phone: 703 771 1942, Fax: 703 771 8260

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) conducts strategic and applied research, in partnership with national agricultural research systems, for more sustainable and productive land use. ICRAF, PO Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya; Tel: +254 20 722 4000 or from USA +1-650-833-6645; Fax: +254 20 722 4001 or from USA +1-650-833-6646, E-mail:; Web:


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