Kenya Forestry Research Institute

A Centre of Excellence in Forestry Research

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.


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 Our Services
High quality tree seeds and seedlings Training in: tree seed; tree nursery management; and tree establishment, management and marketing
Advisory services on forestry and allied natural resources
Student attachment and internship
Consultancy services in forestry and allied natural resources
The Tree Planting Season Is Here. "Panda Miti, Penda Kenya".