A Global Network rooting for climate resilience

The International Analog Forestry Network (IAFN) was founded in 1995 to support the promotion and implementation of AF around the world. Presently, we are working with individuals, communities, collectives and organizations in more than 20 countries, largely in the Global South. 

Headquartered in Costa Rica and working with a diverse and international Secretariat team, the network coordinates actions around four strategic areas of work:

  1. Capacity strengthening for the design, implementation and monitoring of AF projects. 
  2. Implementation of AF projects. 
  3. Strengthening the AF Practitioners’ movement.
  4. Advocacy to recognize AF a practice for ecosystem restoration and regeneration, centered on gender and social justice. 

Currently, the IAFN collaborates with 22 partner organizations, 60 certified AF trainers, and six accredited Training Centers, located in Bolivia, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Paragua and Sri Lanka. 

Participatory Governance Structure

Within our network, we place a strong emphasis on fostering a participatory governance structure, centered on the equal and active engagement of our partner organizations. We believe they have a vital role to play in shaping and executing our strategic initiatives and programmatic endeavors. For this, we maintain regular communication with our partners throughout the year, ensuring continuous collaboration and input. Moreover, we host an inclusive Annual General Assembly, extending invitations to all IAFN partner organizations. This assembly serves as a platform for attendees to actively engage with the network, share their perspectives on Analog Forestry and ecosystem restoration within their contexts, and be part of key decision making processes related to IAFN strategy and governance.

Our Vision & Mission


The restoration of the life support systems of the planet through improved economic opportunities for rural populations.


Promote the application and appreciation of the techniques of Analog Forestry as a critical component of a new rural development paradigm.

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