Agriculture, Forests, and Biodiversity (AFB) Program

Researching sustainable management of agriculture, forests, and biodiversity in a changing climate.


Under the direction of Professor Avery Cohn, this program convenes research in support of land use and food systems that enable low carbon sustainable development resilient to global change.


Research themes of the program include: (a) policies to promote the adoption sustainable agricultural practices; (b) the sensitivity of tropical agricultural systems to climate change and variability, (c) the value of forest ecosystem services for agriculture, (d) integrated forest and agricultural livelihoods as a source of resilience to global change; (e) the sustainable intensification of agricultural systems, (f) non-market barriers to food efficiency; and (g) governance to end tropical deforestation.

To keep up to date on current AFB projects, please visit Prof. Cohn’s personal website.