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CATIE is celebrating its 40th anniversary and co-organizing the Third IUFRO Latin American Congress. Here's more...


Read more about the international organization in Asia-Pacific specializing in capacity building for community forestry and devolved forest management.


Established in 1986, KEFRI carries out research in forestry and allied natural resources.


Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, the place where IUFRO was founded in 1892, is the 'greenest' University in Brandenburg, Germany.


Established in 1998, FABI is one of South Africa's leading research institutions broadly focussed on plant (including forestry) biotechnology and related disciplines.


Forest Research is the research agency of the Forestry Commission, the UK Government department responsible for forestry.


Scion is a New Zealand government-owned organisation with a proud heritage in forestry science.


RIFR was established in 1968 to carry out research covering various disciplines of renewable natural resources.


IFSA is the global network for students in forest sciences.


The Forest Products Laboratory has just celebrated 100 years of research and public service.


Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) is one of the leading institutions in tropical forestry research in the world.


The Centre was formed to provide a modern national platform for the integration of forest research, planning, consulting, further education and forestry practice into one coherent unit able to better respond to challenges facing...


The Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape is a multidisciplinary research and training institution of the Republic of Austria. BFW supports the sustainable development of society through...


The IUFRO homepage has a new item called "Featured Members". This item will introduce our Member Organizations to our website visitors. Read more...


CATIE – Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza

CATIE brings science, graduate education and technical cooperation together to reduce poverty through integrated management of agriculture and natural resources in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is currently celebrating its 40 anniversary.

Our mission
Increase human well-being and reduce rural poverty through education, research and technical cooperation, promoting sustainable agriculture and natural resource management.

Our vision
Territories and rural communities in Latin America and the Caribbean achieve greater human development by providing ecosystem goods and services in a competitive and sustainable manner.

Our strategy statement
To be a recognized leader in the development of systemic and collaborative approaches, that facilitate innovative and sustainable solutions to the complex challenges facing agriculture and natural resources in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Our values
Innovation, excellence, service, integration, appreciation of diversity, accountability, entrepreneurial spirit

Key functions
Technical cooperation: Strategic allianced, policy influence, development projects
Research: Research programs and projects
Higher education: Master's and doctoral programs, training courses

Scientific research: our programs
CATIE has six research programs—three of which are focused on production and three are cross-cutting—as well as an integrative and strategic program (see thematic areas in diagram below) that fosters synergy between research programs and technical cooperation.

Driving change
More than 100 innovative research and sustainable development initiatives are taking place in 17 countries.

  • Over the last decade, at least 100,000 people have directly benefitted from our projects.
  • 75% of our projects are directed toward low-income families and grass-roots level organizations, including women's groups and native populations.
  • Almost 2,000 people, from 45 countries, are graduates of our master's and doctorate's programs.
  • We are an international university with researchers and teachers from more than 25 countries, recognized for its excellence and relevance in regional development.
  • Our students, coming from more than 40 countries, integrate research and development actions in many countries.
  • 15,000 professionals and producers participate annually in our trainings.
  • More than 300 scientific and technical publications produced per year.
  • One million publications are available to researchers, professors and students throughout the region and the world through the Orton Library, which is jointly managed with IICA.
  • Our internationally recognized germplasm collections contribute to global food security.
  • Our broad range of technical, academic and scientific services support decisionmaking processes and influence the design of public and private policies.

Membership in IUFRO
Having been founded in 1973, CATIE joined IUFRO in 1975 and has thus been a IUFRO member for almost 40 years. During this time, CATIE has hosted numerous IUFRO meetings; several CATIE staff members have been and are officeholders in IUFRO Working Parties and Research Groups.


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