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The Central Highlands Eco-region Research Programme (CHERP), is mandated to undertake forestry research mainly within Mt. Kenya forest and Aberdare forest ecosystems. The programme develops forestry technologies for; forest productivity and improvement, biodiversity and environment management and forest products and undertakes socio-economics, policy and governance studies in; forestry. The programme also provides technical support services on forestry.
CHERP headquarters is situated in Muguga 23 km North West of Nairobi, off the Nairobi – Nakuru Highway. CHERP has a sub-centre in Nyeri at Muringato, 4 km along Nyeri-Nyahururu road.
CHERP covers ten counties namely; Kiambu, Nairobi, Murang’a, Nyeri, Nyandarua, Kirinyaga, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi, Meru, and Laikipia. The eco-region also partially covers; eastern Nakuru, lower Samburu, northern Kajiado and upper Machakos.