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

  • Eco-Regions
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  • CERP
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The Coast Eco-Region Research Programme (CERRP) is mandated to conduct research in forestry and allied natural resources in the coast region. The CERRP addresses challenges in: natural forestry ecosystems that include kayas and lowland mountain and mangrove forests; coastal dryland forests; farm forestry; and forest plantations.

The Programme implements its research and development activities in the following thematic areas: Forest Productivity and Improvement; Biodiversity and Environment Management; Forest Products Development; Socio-economics, Policy and Governance; and Technical Support Services.


CERRP headquarters is located in Gede, in Arabuko Sokoke Forest (ASF), Kilifi County about 100 km North of Mombasa and 20 km South of Malindi Town, along the Mombasa –Malindi road.

Geographical Coverage

Coverage CERRP covers six counties namely; Kilifi, Mombasa, Lamu, Taita Taveta, Kwale and Tana River..

Forest Productivity and Improvement

    Diversification and domestication of tree species
    Germplasm production research
    Pest and disease management

Biodiversity and Environment Management

    Forest rehabilitation and restoration
    Management of invasive tree species
    Mangrove research
   Climate change and carbon studies

Socio-economics, Policy and Governance

   Participatory Forest Management (PFM)
    Forest extension
    Policy and governance studies
   Role of forests in livelihood improvement
   Forest products market studies

Products and Services

    Disseminated various technologies and information on forestry          through open and field days, agricultural shows, conferences and          workshops, print and electronic media
    Trained youth, communities, county and national government          officials, NGOs, civil society organizations and students on various          forest technologies

Youths in a tree nursery management training

Nature Kenya and KEFRI officers conducting a Focus Group Discussion Tana River County

Tree nursery management

Our Products

   High quality tree seeds and seedlings

Our Services

   Training in: tree seed; tree nursery management; and tree establishment, management and marketing
    students on various forest technologies
   Advisory services on forestry and allied natural resources
    Student attachment and internship
   Consultancy services in forestry and allied natural resources

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