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.

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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
A Regional Forum on African Initiative for Combating Desertification to Strengthen Resilience to Cli
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KEFRI 5th Scientific Conference has ended with resolutions to diversify sources of funding, and engage multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional approach to enhance forestry research and development. The Conservation Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Mr. Gideon Gathara closed the conference and participated in planting of over 200 Makhamia lutea tree saplings at KEFRI Arboretum. Muguga CFA donated 100 seedlings to establish the woodlot. ... See MoreSee Less

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Scientists from KEFRI and other institutions have presented their research findings at the on-going conference at KEFRI headquarters Mugua.
The Conference ends today noon with a tree planting exercise at Muguga forest.The tree planting exercise is geared towards increasing tree cover to 10% by year 2022.
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