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.
KEFRI in collaboration with JICA, KFS and regional governments hosted the 2nd Regional Training Course on Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa through Social Forestry. The five week training which was held from 26th October...
Great stride – CS, Prof. Judi Wakhungu after cutting the tape to officially launch the Atlas. The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources will continue to provide policy guidance to all its stakeholders...
As part of Corporate Social Responsibility, KEFRI staff joined thousands of participants in the 13th edition of the Standard Chartered Nairobi International Marathon ...
Battle on to save one of the city’s ‘green lungs’ from early collapse
Article appeared on the Daily Nation, 2 November, 2015
KEFRI won the award for the Best Stand in the Research and Development category....
Article appeared on the Daily Nation, 2 November, 2015
The Water Towers Protection and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Programme (WaTER) – Signed grant contract between KEFRI and EU. The purpose is to improve the quality and quantity of ecosystem services ...
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.
Tree could also be the solution to Kenya’s environmental and economic woes after Kenya Forest Research Institute (KEFRI) came up with 24 new species which are high yielding and take less time to mature
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