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

31st March, 2021

Webinar on National Commercial Tree Improvement Strategy (NCTIS) by KEFRI

KEFRI and GATSBY Project invites you a stakeholder Webinar on National Commercial Tree Improvement Strategy (NCTIS) by KEFRI.
This will be held on June 11th 2021 from 10:00am to 11:30 a.m. This will be moderated by Dr. Jane Njuguna, KEFRI Senior Deputy Director Research and Development. Presenters will be Dr. Stephen F. Omondi and Mr. Joseph Machua.
You are most welcomed

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...

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 on 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....

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