CRP6 is designed to make a significant contribution toward the vision and strategic objectives articulated in the CGIAR’s Strategic Results Framework by:
1. enhancing the contribution of forests, agroforestry and trees to production and incomes of forest-dependent communities and smallholders; 2. conserving biodiversity, including tree genetic diversity, through sustainable management
and conservation of forests and trees; 3. maintaining or enhancing environmental services from forests, agroforestry and trees in multifunctional and dynamic landscapes; 4. reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and augmenting carbon stocks through better management of forest- and tree-based sources while increasing local and societal resilience through forest-, agroforestry- and tree-based adaptation measures; and 5. promoting the positive impacts and reducing the negative impacts of global trade and investment as drivers of landscape change affecting forestlands, agroforestry areas, trees and the well-being of local people. The proposal was prepared by CIFOR, World Agroforestry Centre, Bioversity International and CIAT. CRP 6 was presented and approved at the 4th Fund Council Meeting in April 2011.