Kenya Forestry Research Institute

A World Class Centre of Excellence in Forestry and Allied Natural Resources Research

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KEFRI Graduate School (KGRS)

KGRS, is a deliberate strategic, transformational, and skills-oriented policy intervention that KEFRI has embraced to unlock its research potential and efficiency by providing shared platform for scientists, scholars and young graduates to translate ideas into actions and impact. This initiative is expected to link research to practice and industry/ job market and provide evidence based solutions to sustainable forestry development in Kenya and beyond. KGRS is an equal opportunity initiative.

News & Announcements

11th May, 2021


New Tenders


New Tenders for ERP, Data Centre, Video Collaboration, ICT Equipments, Works at Lamu and Tiva - Kitui. Closing Date: 25th May, 2021

6th November, 2020


KEFRI participates in the countrywide tree planting drive for short rains season


The Ministry of Environment and Forestry has rolled out a national tree planting campaign to help the country attain 10% forest cover. The initiative to be implemented across the 47 counties, targets to plant 2 billion seedlings by the year 2022.

15th February, 2021


Gatsby Africa Donates Seed Extracting Equipment to KEFRI


Gatsby Africa handed over to KEFRI a 2.5M seed extracting machines, at the same time signed an addendum with KEFRI ...

30th December, 2020


Tree Planting in Ondiri Swamp


KEFRI jointly with Kiambu County Government held a tree planting activity at Ondiri Swamp in Kikuyu, Kiambu County on 30th December 2020...

8th December, 2020


Japanese Delegate Pays a Courtesy Call to KEFRI Director


KEFRI Dr. Joshua Cheboiwo hosted Mr. Katsuro Saito, the Chief Adviser in charge of Forest Extension under the Capacity Development Project for Sustainable Forest Management (CADEP-SFM) in Kenya on 8th December 2020...

6th November, 2020


Plant trees to limit Environmental Destruction in Kitui County


KEFRI Corporate Affairs and Quality Assurance Deputy Director Dr. Jackson Mulatya has said that the Kenya’s forest cover which stands at 7.02 per cent is too low compared to many other countries in the world,” he added...

2nd February, 2021


Mangrove Planting in Kilifi County


The Ministry of Environment and Forestry through Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) has planted more than 40,000 mangroves seedlings in Mida Creek and 60,000 propagules at Ngomeni, Magarini Sub-county in the past two weeks as part of the government’s initiative of achieving 10per cent forest cover by 2022 ...

6th November, 2020


Plant trees to limit Environmental Destruction in Kitui County


KEFRI Corporate Affairs and Quality Assurance Deputy Director Dr. Jackson Mulatya has said that the Kenya’s forest cover which stands at 7.02 per cent is too low compared to many other countries in the world,” he added...

6th November, 2020


Tree planting at Mt. Kulal, Marsabit County


The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and Marsabit County Government led a tree planting program where 8,235 - indigenous and fruit tree seedlings were planted to rehabilitate the degraded 51,000 ha of Mt Kulal biosphere, in Marsabit County...

3rd February, 2021


KEFRI to Research Mangrove Pests


Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) scientists are investigating pests attacking mangrove trees along the Kenyan coastline. The pests have been identified as marine arthropods belonging to subphylum crustaceans commonly known as Barnacles which attacks mangroves....

11th December, 2020


KEFRI Launch Pest Quarantine for the East Africa region


On 11th December 2020, KEFRI unveiled a quarantine facility to counter the spread of invasive pest species across the East African region...

11th December, 2020


Clean-up exercise and tree planting at DERP


The DERP-Kitui undertook the National Cleanup Kenya Campaign exercise along the JICA road towards DERP compound. This exercise which involved sweeping, slashing and collecting of debris and waste was done by all the staff...

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