World Agroforestry Centre

11 May

At the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) we seek to better combine the science of discovery with the science of delivery.

Our vision is an equitable world where all people have viable livelihoods supported by healthy and productive landscapes.

ICRAF's mission is to harness the multiple benefits trees provide for agriculture, livelihoods, resilience and the future of our planet, from farmers’ fields through to continental scales.

We are guided by the broad development challenges pursued by the CGIAR System. These include poverty reduction, increasing food and nutritional security, and improved natural resource systems and environmental services.

ICRAF’s three operating principles focus on:

  • Peoplecollaboration and partnership, learning, attracting, nurturing, and rewarding talent
  • Science:  quality science, communicating for accelerated impact, value for money, testing development options
  • Processes:  efficiency and effectiveness, accountability, subsidiarity and empowerment

ICRAF's work also addresses many of the issues being tackled by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim to eradicate hunger, reduce poverty, provide affordable and clean energy, protect life on land and combat climate change.

We receive our funding from many different partners including governments, private foundations, international organizations, regional development banks and the private sector. And we collaborate with a range of scientific and development institutions.

Farmers entrepreneurship training manual

Aspiring farmer entrepreneurs face different challenges, which affect their decision to start or continue in businesses. Some of these are unique to smallholder farmers. Entrepreneurs need to plan well for their business. They need to be aware of the implication of their good planning or lack of it, decisions and actions they make to their well being, their family, their society, the environment and global community at large. Their business, family and personal well being and the environment form a tripod. All the three must be in a good balance. Entrepreneurs, especially farmers, need to learn how to keep their ventures consistently competitive and sustainably operating, for their well being and that of the environment; a value highly upheld by CAWT and is consistently emphasized in this training.

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