In 1960 FAO, together with the Cuban authorities, conducted a study on the country's forest situation. Based on this study, the United Nations Special Fund approved in 1969 the Cuba-3 project "Forest Research and Training Center", which lasts for four years. This project oriented the performance of a program of reforestation and forest industries. Seven regional sub-stations were established for research and training activities and the Forest Research and Training Center was established.
The Center for Agricultural and Forest Development, Inc. (CEDAF) incorporated by decree 205-87, was founded in 1987 under the name of the Agricultural Development Foundation, Inc. (FDA), in response to the deterioration of the National Research System And Transfer of Agricultural Technologies in the country, and given the impossibility of putting into operation the Dominican Institute of Agricultural Research (IDIA), which, with the participation of many of those who constituted the Foundation, had been approved by Law No. 289 of the National Congress, in 1985.
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana is one of the 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is located at Fumesua near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It started as a research unit within the Forestry Department in 1962. It was fully established as a research institute and named FOREST PRODUCTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FPRI) under the then Ghana Academy of Sciences in 1964 and in 1968 placed under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
The Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is a state corporation established in 1986 and mandated to undertake research in forestry and allied natural resources. The institute conducts research and development activities under five thematic areas namely: Forest productivity and Improvement; Biodiversity and Environment Management; Forest Products Development; Social-economics, Policy and Governance and Technical Support Services.
Trees play a crucial role in almost all terrestrial ecosystems and provide a range of products and services to rural and urban people. As natural vegetation is cleared for agriculture and other types of development, the benefits that trees provide are best sustained by integrating trees into agriculturally productive landscapes — a practice known as agroforestry.
The World Agroforestry Centre is dedicated to generating and applying the best available knowledge to stimulate agricultural growth, raise farmers’ incomes, and protect the environment.
INIFAP is an Institution of scientific and technological excelence, with leadership and with national and international recognition for its capability to respond to demands in knowledge and technological innovations in the agricultural, livestock and forestry sector.
The National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry (INCDS) “Marin Drăcea” was established in 1933 under the brand Forest Research and Experimentation Institute (ICEF), and during 1974-2015 period as Forest Research and Management Institute (ICAS). In the year 2015, based upon the Government’s Decision 318/2015, ICAS was reorganized as national research and development institute under the coordination of National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation (ANCSI) of the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research.
The Peruvian Amazon Research Institute - IIAP is a scientific and technological research institution specializing in the sustainable use of biological diversity in the Amazon region. With more than 30 years of uninterrupted work for the benefit of Amazonian populations, the IIAP has established itself as an institution that promotes appropriate methodologies for the efficient and orderly use of natural resources and the Peruvian Amazonian territory.
The EUFGIS project (April 2007-March 2011) created an online information system for forest genetic resources (FGR) inventories in Europe to support the countries in their efforts to implement FGR conservation as part of sustainable forest management.