Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza
Promotes alternative, sustainable land use schemes such as agroforestry systems as an alternative to soil degrading monocultures. Integrates natural, primary and secondary forest management practices with community participation. Implements plantation forestry systems as a means to rehabilitate degraded lands and provide an alternative production activity for fragile areas. Conducts economic valuations of ecosystem functions as a means to demonstrate their real value to society.
P O Box 19, 7170 CATIE