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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Regional Forum on African Initiative
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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
The commissioning of Improved Melia volkensii Seed Processing and Distribution Unit at KEFRI DERP
The KEFRI Board of Directors made a familiarization tour to view KEFRI activities in Eastern and Coa
In line with its mandate to conduct research and provide information and technologies for sustainabl
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A Regional Forum on African Initiative for Combating Desertification to Strengthen Resilience to Climate Change in the Sahel and Horn of Africa concludes today at KEFRI headquarters Nairobi.
The 3-day forum is organized by MENR jointly with JICA (under the Capacity Development Project for Sustainable Forest Management (CADEP-SFM), KEFRI and Kenya Forest Service.
Delegates from 8 countries in Africa namely; Djibout, Ethiopia, Eriteria, Kenya, Somalia, Senegal, South Sudan and Sudan are participating.
Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Prof. Judi Wakhungu, accompanied by Dr. Margaret Mwakima, Principal Secretary opened the forum on Wednesday, February 1st 2017.

Participants agreed to: increase means of collecting good practices and lessons learnt to improve knowledge sharing; develop and maintenance of a robust network among stakeholder - local and international communities; improve access to finance of partner countries so as to improve development effectiveness; and seek political support through awareness creation and approaching opinion leaders of higher and political level in each country.
The delegates visited farmers in Makueni County to learn and share good practices for combating desertification and mitigating the negative effects of climate change.
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