USAID actively funds and participates in critical research in the area of biodiversity conservation with multiple partners.
Biodiversity and Development Research Agenda
Research under the Biodiversity and Development Research Agenda is a critical step in implementing USAID’s Biodiversity Policy's two goals: (1) conserving biodiversity in priority places, and (2) integrating biodiversity as an essential component of human development.
To advance the Agenda, USAID commissions research and partners with research initiatives to address topics such as the evidence for alternative livelihood approaches to conservation, the impact of gender and women's empowerment on fisheries and forest management, and the importance of wild fisheries for food security.
USAID also supports research by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) on their global bushmeat initiative as well as their program of work on forests and food security.