Kenya Forestry Research Institute
A Centre of Excellence in Forestry Research

Forest Productivity and Improvement

Forest Productivity and Improvement

Forest Productivity and Improvement (FPI) research theme generates technologies for: improved productivity of forest plantations and trees planted on farms; conservation of forest genetic resources; integration of high value trees on farms; and production of high quality tree germplasm.
The theme addresses challenges facing forestry through the following sub-themes:

* Forest resource assessment
* Biotechnology
* Tree domestication and livelihoods
* Germplasm production and conservation
* Tree improvement and silviculture
* Diversification of tree species
* Forest fire management
* Forest health

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High quality germplasm of Melia volkensii from seeds and tissue culture

Grevillea robusta grafts

Grevillea robusta grafts

Vitex keniensis grafts

Vitex keniensis grafts

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Osyris lanceolata rooting through stem air layering

Cuppressus lusitanica grafts

Cuppressus lusitanica grafts

High quality germplasm from selected superior trees of priority on-farm and plantation species