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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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  • Forest Productivity and Improvement(FPI)

Forest Productivity and Improvement (FPI).


Forest Productivity and Improvement (FPI) Research Theme focuses on generating technologies for establishment of plantations, trees on farms and sustainable management of all types of forests. The Theme undertakes research in tree improvement, conservation of forest genetic resources; integration of high value trees on farms, and production of high quality tree germplasm. In addition, the Theme undertakes research and advisory services in Integrated Pest Management and management of parasitic plants.

The theme addresses challenges facing forestry through the following sub-themes:

   Germplasm production and conservation
   Silviculture
   Tree breeding
   Domestication and diversification of tree species
   Forest biotechnology
   Diversification of tree species
   Forest health management
   Forest plantation resource assessment

High quality germplasm of Melia volkensii from seeds and tissue culture

High quality germplasm of Melia volkensii from seeds and tissue culture

Grevillea robusta

Vitex keniensis

Osyris lanceolata

Cuppressus lusitanica

High quality germplasm from selected superior trees of priority on-farm and plantation species.

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