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 collecting data on adoption of KEFRI technologies.

  • Information dissemination on Osyris
    during a farmers field day

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    A group discussion during a training

  • PFM training at Nairutia

  • 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; Socio-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 eco-region 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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Aloe DSC_4897 Karura-Lab-work product-2 Fruits-300x225 The CHERP Offices located in Muguga