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Winrock International

Providing Solutions to Complex Social, Agricultural and Environmental Challenges

Winrock International is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development, providing solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges.

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The Winrock Way

Across our global portfolio, we design solutions for sustainable impact by being:

Results Focused

We measure our success in terms of impact by delivering direct, demonstrable results.

Locally Led

Our solutions are developed and sustained by the people in the communities they are designed to serve.

Science Based

We apply the best available science to solve problems, and conduct research if evidence is missing.

Market Driven

Our solutions are rooted in economic viability; we support business training, access to finance and markets.


Winrock has long recognized the threat posed by climate change. A nonprofit enterprise of Winrock International, ACR was founded in 1996 as the first private voluntary greenhouse gas registry in the world, with the mission of harnessing the power of markets to improve the environment. As a globally recognized carbon crediting program that operates in compliance and voluntary carbon markets, ACR pioneers science-based methodologies for activities that reduce and remove GHG emissions in the forestry and land use, energy and industrial sectors.