Centre for Mountain Ecosystem Studies ICRAF-China
Established in 2002, ICRAF’s China office is registered under the agreement of the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR) with the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and the CAAS. ICRAF-China has developed strong partnerships with local research institutes, NGOs, and government agencies. Foremost among these is a partnership with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to establish a Center for Mountain Ecosystem Studies (CMES), jointly hosted by the Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB) and ICRAF-China. CMES provides a platform for national and international research, development, and donor organizations to bring resources to bear on upland issues in China.