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Tony Simons

Tony Simons

Tony Simons is the Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). He has worked 27 years on issues at the tropical agriculture/forestry interface, within the private sector (Shell Forestry); academia (University of Oxford); official development assistance (ODA/DFID); and research (CGIAR). He holds degrees from Massey University and Cambridge University, and an Honorary Professorship in Tropical Forestry at the University of Copenhagen, and has published over 100 research papers. Tony is passionate about the transformative change that the private sector can bring to development.

A Better Deal—Incentivising wise land use with the Tropical Landscape Finance Facility

The private and public sectors got together in Jakarta this week to launch the commercially innovative Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF). This enterprising initiative, exceeding USD 1.1 billion of investments, will provide long-term finance (10-15 years) to projects...

ICRAF Statement to the UNFCCC COP21 High Level Session, Paris, December 2015

Here is the Statement from International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) to the UNFCCC COP21 High Level Session, Paris, December 2015 Delivered on Tuesday, 8 December 2015, by ICRAF Director General Prof  Anthony Simons We are pleased...

Required: Smallholder farmer transition through links with private sector

An estimated 500 million smallholder farmers in the developing world produce the majority of food for the earth’s public citizens. Yet these farmers are not in the public sector; rather, they are part of the private sector—like private...

Wooden it be good if we had more forests!

Typos aside, this is the theme of the 22nd Committee on Forestry (COFO) 2014 currently being held at FAO, 23-27June 2014. Officially entitled “Forests and People: Wood and Beyond,” COFO 22 is aimed at reviewing the state of...

UK Environment Minister Hon Richard Benyon and soil health research scientist Dr Keith Shepherd ICRAF Nairobi 19Feb2013

Science Matters

Once every five years we celebrate the role of tree-based systems in human prosperity with an international congress. The World Congress on Agroforestry 2014 in Delhi, India, kicked off the second day of thematic sessions today with a...