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.
KEFRI was awarded the 13th JICA President Award which is given in recognition of the Institute’s e
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Kefri has today held its annual Open Day for the Central Highlands Research Programme at its head office, Muguga in Kiambu County. The event was attended by various stakeholders from 8 counties within the Central Region and the neighbouring counties of Narok, Kajiado and Machakos.The focus of the event was to disseminate information on various technologies that Kefri has developed for sustainable forest management, tree-based enterprises, for socio-economic empowerment. ... See MoreSee Less

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KEFRI family actively participating during the International Day of Forests at both Karura and Lamu respectively ... See MoreSee Less

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The County Governor for Nyandarwa Hon. Francis Kimemia visited KEFRI on 20th March 2017 seeking collaboration on tree planting and nursery establishment in his county.
The Governor was accompanied by his County Secretary and head of public service Mr. Hiram M. Kahiro, the CEC for Water Environment and natural resources Hon. Simon Ng'ang'a, CEC for Industrialization, Trade and Cooperatives Hon. Muthoni WaMuiya
The governor was received by KEFRI Deputy Director in charge of Governance, socio-economic and policy Dr. Joshua Cheboiwo, Deputy Director Human Resource Ms. Everlyne Oroni, Central highlands Deputy regional Director Mr. Joram Kagombe and the MCA for Sigona ward (Kiambu County) Hon. Naftaly Ngugi.
The parties agreed upon signing an memorandum of understanding to jointly work together to increase tree cover to 30% by the year 2030. "Nyandarwa county forest cover currently stands at 22% making it one of the highest in the country," said the governor.
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