MEDIA ADVISORY: New Web portal offers quick access to data on forests, trees and agroforestry

03 December 2020

CGIAR FTA website: Data and digital resources for informed decision making

 

BONN, Germany (20 June 2019) — A newly enhanced Web portal features a massive amount of data on forests, trees and agroforestry, putting it at the fingertips of scientists, civil society, governments, extension agents, farmers and foresters and the general public.

The CGIAR Forests, Trees and Agroforestry website has been revamped to include 5,000 publications, more than 200 datasets and 74 spatial data maps. Users will be able to easily search for resources in the publications section and on the new data portal.

To be launched at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) in Bonn, Germany on Sunday, 23 June 2019, scientists will demonstrate the latest innovations and digital resources related to CGIAR FTA research and their practical application. FTA enhances the role of forests, trees and agroforestry in sustainable development, food security and in addressing climate change.

“We are a research for development program. Which means that the knowledge we produce is not only for researchers, it is for stakeholders and decision makers at all levels from local to national governments. We have redesigned the website with this in mind,” said Vincent Gitz, FTA director at the Center for International Forestry Research.

“Access to our research and data is part of our commitment to enhance the contribution of forests, trees and agroforestry to sustainable development, and the tools and digital resources available on the website offer opportunities for greater knowledge dissemination and collaboration.”

The theme of GLF Bonn 2019 is on rights and climate change, including Indigenous rights, women’s rights, youth and local communities. More than 1,500 leaders from 100 countries will attend the conference, including Indigenous peoples, ministers, scientists, finance heads, global media, youth and more. Thousands more will follow online.

 

Remote interviews available for off-site journalists.

 

http://www.foreststreesagroforestry.org

 

http://www.foreststreesagroforestry.org/publications/

 

http://www.foreststreesagroforestry.org/data-portal/

 

For further information and interviews, please contact:

Laura Reumann, email: l.reumann@cgiar.org

 

When: 23 June 2019; 1300-1345

Where: Maritim Hotel Bonn, Kurt-Georg-Kiesinger-Allee 1,53175

 

ABOUT CGIAR FTA:

The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) is the world’s largest research for development program to enhance the role of forests, trees and agroforestry in sustainable development and food security and to address climate change. CIFOR leads FTA in partnership with Bioversity International, CATIE, CIRAD, ICRAF, INBAR and TBI.

FTA’s work is supported by the CGIAR Trust Fund.

 

ABOUT THE GLOBAL LANDSCAPES FORUM:

 The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on integrated land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement. The Forum takes a holistic approach to create sustainable landscapes that are productive, prosperous, equitable and resilient and considers five cohesive themes of food and livelihood initiatives, landscape restoration, rights, finance and measuring progress. It is led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), in collaboration with its co-founders UN Environment and the World Bank and Charter Members. Charter members: CIRAD, CIFOR, Climate Focus, Conservation International, Ecoagriculture Partners, The European Forest Institute, Evergreen Agriculture, FSC, GEF, IPMG, CIAT, ICIMOD, IFOAM – Organics International, INBAR, IUFRO, Rainforest Alliance, Rare, Rights and Resources Initiative, UN Environment, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation part of Wageningen Research, World Agroforestry, World Resources Institute, WWF Germany, Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL), World Bank Group.