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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Siaya County, with only 0.42 per cent, would have to plant 90 times the numbe of trees Nyeri has to
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His Excellency Tatsushi Terada, Ambassador of Japan to Kenya led senior government officers and the
A parasitic weed is slowly but surely choking vegetation in parts of Rift Valley and Western Kenya.
Dr. Ben Chikamai, Director KEFRI launched and commissioned the “Towards sustainable management of
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In line with its mandate to conduct research and provide information and technologies for sustainabl
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KEFRI\'s Ninth (9th) Board of Directors was inaugurated on July 12, 2016 at the KEFRI headquarters b

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The principal Secretary in the Ministry of Environment department of Natural Resources Dr. Margaret Mwakima has called on African states to cooperate with each other to build capacity to mitigate climate change.
Dr. Mwakima was addressing participants from 17 African Countries attending 5-wks Regional Course on Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa through Social Forestry at KEFRI headquarters, Muguga, during the opening ceremony where the High Commissioners from Botswana Mr. John Moreti, Nathan Ndoboli from Uganda, and Glory mbabazi from Rwanda attended.
To-date, a total of 448 participants from 20 countries in eastern, central and southern African countries have been trained under JICA’s Third Country Training Programme (TCTP).

Katibu mkuu katika Wizara ya Mazingira idara ya Maliasili Daktari Margaret Mwakima amewasihi mataifa ya Afrika kushirikiana ili kujenga uwezo wa kukabiliana na mabadiliko ya hali ya hewa.
Dk. Mwakima alikuwa akihutubia washiriki kutoka nchi 17 za Afrika wanaohudhuria Mafunzo ya wiki5 juu ya kujikimu na mabadiliko ya hewa kupitia misitu ya kijamii, wakati wa sherehe za ufunguzi katika makao makuu KEFRI, Muguga, ambapo High kamishna kutoka Botswana mr. John Moreti, Nathan Ndoboli kutoka Uganda, na Glory Mbabazi kutoka Rwanda walihudhuria
Hadi leo, jumla ya washiriki 448 kutoka nchi 20 katika nchi za mashariki, kati na kusini mwa Afrika wamefunzwa chini ya Mpango wa Mafunzo ya JICA kwa Mataifa Yanaoyoendelea(TCTP).
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Chairman of KEFRI current Board of Directors Dr. Sammy Letema accompanied by Director KEFRI Dr. Ben Chikamai visited KEFRI stand at The Nairobi International Trade Fair, Jamhuri park on Friday 8th October 2016. ... See MoreSee Less

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Deputy Director in Charge of Corporate Affairs and Quality Assurance Dr. Jackson Mulatya on behalf of KEFRI directorate received the trophy from President Uhuru Kenyatta the Patron of the ASK show. This is the second time the institute pinch the trophy thus proving mastery of ISO 14001:2004 EMS application. ... See MoreSee Less

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