Kenya Forestry Research Institute

A Centre of Excellence in Forestry Research

KEFRI technical staff developing products at Forest Products Research Programme laboratories, Karura.

A member of a forest adjacent community group in Arabuko Sokoke Forest explaining
to visitors the benefits of non-wood forest products during the PFM training.

KEFRI partners and collaborators meeting at KEFRI headquarters

A KEFRI staff in the soils lab.

Information dissemination on Osyris
during a farmers field day

PFM training at Nairutia

A group discussion during a training

Bamboo products on display at the Karura open day

Read MoreThe Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is a state corporation established in 1986 and mandated to undertake research in forestry and allied natural resources. The institute conducts research and development activities under five thematic areas namely: Forest productivity and Improvement; Biodiversity and Environment Management; Forest Products Development; Social-economics, Policy and Governance and Technical Support Services.
KEFRI headquarters is located in Muguga, 23 km north-west of Nairobi, off Nairobi - Nakuru highway. KEFRI has 5 regional research programmes with head offices in Gede, Kitui, Muguga, Londiani and Maseno. The Institute has 1 national centre located in Karura.
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The commissioning of Improved Melia volkensii Seed Processing and Distribution Unit at KEFRI DERP
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KEFRI has today been awarded with 13th JICA President award for the exemplary work, commitment and dedication in the furthering the ideals of JICA International cooperation.
KEFRI Director Dr. Ben Chikamai received the award and certificate.
The Chief Guest, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources Prof. Judi Wakhungu accompanied by the e Principal Secretary Dr. Margaret Mwakima received the trophy
award the Chief Representative, JICA kenya Office Ms. Keiko Sano.

KEFRI has been selected as this year’s laureate along with 5 other organizations, 9 projects, and 26 individuals from all over the world.
The long-standing collaboration between KEFRI and JICA in forestry activities has developed beneficial research work and forestry technologies with impact, thus contributing significantly towards achieving the envisaged 10 percent forest cover as stipulated in Kenya’s Constitution 2010 and Medium Terms Plans of Vision 2030.
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The Climate Change Adaptation programme (CCAP) through KEFRI hands out grafted fruit seedlings of mangoes and citrus and nursery equipment to self help groups in Oloitokitok Sub-County, Kajiado- South County. ... See MoreSee Less

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