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Research network on the forests of central Africa - R2FAC

How can we improve polices, strategies and modes of intervention on every level so as to ensure the long-term preservation of the Congo Basin forests and food security for the people who derive a living from them?

The preservation of the Congo Basin forests and of the services they provide lies at the heart of many environmental, agro-economic, social, governance and territorial issues. Research is supporting efforts to improve forest management and forestry policy, to understand the effects of global change and to study and preserve biodiversity.



  •    Agricultural Research Institute for Development (Irad)
  •     University of Dschang
  •     University of Yaoundé 1


  •     Institute for Research in Tropical Ecology (Iret)
  •     University of Science and National Higher Institute of Agronomy and Biotechnology (INSAB/USTM)

Central African Republic

  •   Central African Institute for Agricultural Research (Icra)
  •     University of Bangui

Democratic Republic of Congo

  •     National Institute for Agronomic Study and Research (Inera)
  •     University of Kisangani (UNIKIS)

Republic of Congo

  •    National Institute of Forestry Research (IRF)
  •    Marien N'Gouabi University


  • University of Liège


  • Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD)
  • French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)


  •    Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)