The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) have formalised a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on knowledge sharing on areas such as sustainable supply of agricultural commodities and business development initiatives for smallholders.
With a common goal to deliver improved benefits for climate change adaptation and mitigation and economic development, the agreement builds on each organisation’s strengths to further their respective missions.
The partnership is being led by Richard McNally, SNV Global Coordinator for Climate Change, and Pablo Pacheco, CIFOR Principal Scientist and Team Leader for Value Chains, Finance and Investments.
‘’SNV is very excited to become a strategic partner with CIFOR. This will bring more research and scientific rigor into our more complex programs exploring the relationships between smallholder agriculture, forest protection and landscape management,” Mr McNally said.
“CIFOR sees significant value in this partnership as part of our efforts to link our research to actions in the ground that work for forests, economic development and rural livelihoods. SNV has developed an important capacity that will contribute to link our research to practice in ways that are meaningful to different local realities,” Pacheco said.
SNV is a not-for-profit development organisation with a focus on poverty alleviation and sustainable development. CIFOR is a non-profit, scientific facility that conducts research on forest and landscape management.