ICRAF Partners with Clarins in China
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The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) announced its third public-private partnership of 2014, joining the French company Clarins to support agroforestry in China.

The partnership will provide training for small-scale farmers to produce sustainable supplies of plants for beauty products.

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)24 November 2014: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) announced its third public-private partnership of 2014, joining the French company Clarins to support agroforestry in China. The partnership will provide training for small-scale farmers to produce sustainable supplies of plants for beauty products.

The objectives of the partnership are to preserve biodiversity and improve livelihoods through the identification of new products and the diversification of incomes. Activities will include the identification of plants for use in beauty products, benefit sharing from the use of such plants, support for the cultivation of wild plants on-farm, and training in sustainable agroforestry practices including soil management and organic farming.

Other public-private partnerships led by ICRAF include a project with Pioneer on seed stocks for nitrogen fixing plants and with Lafarge on the use of crop residue as energy for cement furnaces. ICRAF is part of the CGIAR Consortium. [ICRAF Press Release]

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