External collaboration with private and public sector

In the tropics, we provide advice on implementation of sustainable strategies for use and conservation of genetic resources of trees based on larger partnership programmes aiming at capacity building in developing countries in line with Danida and UN development policies, including implementation of REDD+ in practice (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation).

A long-lasting partnership with Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF), has engaged the section in a large pan-tropical network of international and national institutions in development and research, public and private, working to achieve the UN SDGs and the targets of the three international conventions on climate change, biodiversity conservation and desertification.

We communicate and publicise for practitioners: results of our development research through:

The research and development programme is implemented in close co-operation with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and a large number of partner institutions in several developing countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Nepal, India, Cambodia and Indonesia).

Currently major partners are in Ethiopia, Kenya (ICRAF, KARI, KEFRI, Univ. of Nairobi), Tanzania (TTSA, TaFORI, Sokoine University), Uganda (Makerere University, NARO, NaFORRI), Burkina Faso (CNSF, INERA, Univ. of Ouagadougou), Mali (IER), Ghana (FORIG, STCP) and Indonesia (Burung Indonesia, Bogor Agricultural University). 

All activities are defined in a value chain approach and includes in addition to smallholders and NGOs, also attempts to include small as well as larger agro-industrial industries (e.g. Mali Biocarburant, AAK and Unilever).