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

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The National Forest Products Research Programme (NFPRP) has a national mandate to undertake forestry research in harvesting, handling, processing and value addition of both wood and non-wood forest products. The Programme develops forestry technologies on: bio-fuels mainly charcoal and briquettes; timber engineering on various species including bamboo; and non wood forest products such as indigenous fruits, gums, resins, and aloe.

The Programme implements its research and development activities in two thematic areas; Forest Products Development and Technical Support Services.


FPRP – Karura Centre is situated in Karura Forest 6 km from Nairobi next to the Kenya Forest Service Headquarters, off the Kiambu Road.

Geographical Coverage

The Programme covers the whole country.

Forest Productivity and Improvement

   Efficient utilization of wood resources.
   Promotion of non-wood forest products through development of commercially viable products.
    Pest and disease management

Forest Products Development

   Developed and promoted technologies for efficient timber sawing on-farm
   Developed technologies for utilizing waste timber through lamination
   Developed technologies for making bamboo beams for construction through lamination
   Developed technologies for efficient charcoal production
   Developed technologies on briquetting using different binders
   Developed products from various indigenous fruits
   Promoted efficient harvesting and handling of gums and resins
   Disseminated various technologies and information on forest products through open and field days, agricultural shows, conferences and          workshops, print and electronic media.
   Trained stakeholders on use of bamboo, making various products from aloe and indigenous fruit trees, and efficient and safe use of chain          saw on-farm.

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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