To strengthen and coordinate the agroforestry research the National Research Centre for Agroforestry was established on 8th May, 1988 at Jhansi (U.P.). After 26 years of successful research and development activities on agroforestry, ICAR elevated the status of the National Research Centre for Agroforestry (NRCAF) to as ICAR- Central Agroforestry Research Institute (CAFRI) from 1st December, 2014.
114.932 ha. (Res. Farm area: 83.864 ha; 24.532 ha - Rocky, unutilized, Ponds etc.; 5.44ha- Roads and Office premises 1.096 ha)
ICAR-CAFRI has been accredited ISO 9001-2015 certificate for its management standards.
To improve quality of life of rural people through integration of perennials on agriculture landscape for economic, environmental and social benefits.
Integration of woody perennials in the farming system to improve land productivity through conservation of soils, nutrients and biodiversity to augment natural resource conservation, restoration of ecological balance, alleviation of poverty and to mitigate risks of weather vagaries.
- Develop sustainable agroforestry practices for farms, marginal land and wastelands in different agroclimatic zones of India.
- Coordinate network research for identifying agroforestry technologies for inter-region.
- Training in agroforestry research for ecosystem analysis.
- Transfer of agroforestry technology in various agro climatic zones.