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

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.

(WaTER) – Signing Grant Contract Between KEFRI and EU

KEFRI Shines in Nyeri Show

Commercial Gums and Gum Resins are among dryland commodities in Africa that contribute immensely to improved livelihoods, economies as well as adaptation and mitigation to climate change.
Prosopis Workshop
Conservation Secretary Ministry Env. Water n Nat. Resources Mr. Gideon Gathaara opened the prosopis workshop at Soi, baringo country. He was accompanied by KFS director Mr.Emilio Mugo (Left) kefri director Dr.Ben Chikamai.
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