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


The Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) was established as a State Corporation in 1986 under the Science and Technology Act Chapter 250 of the Laws of Kenya to focus on forestry research. The Act was repealed by the Science, Technology and Innovation Act No. 28 of 2013. Kenya Forestry Research Institute is also mandated under the Forest Conservation and Management Act, 2016 to undertake forestry research.

Our Location

KEFRI headquarters is located in Muguga, 23 km north-west of Nairobi, off Nairobi - Nakuru highway. KEFRI has 5 regional research programmes with head offices in Gede, Kitui, Muguga, Londiani and Maseno. The Institute has one national centre located in Karura.

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  • 30th December, 2020

    Tree Planting in Ondiri Swamp

    KEFRI jointly with Kiambu County Government held a tree planting activity at Ondiri Swamp in Kikuyu, Kiambu County on 30th December 2020...

  • 11th December, 2020

    KEFRI Launch Pest Quarantine for the East Africa region

    On 11th December 2020, KEFRI unveiled a quarantine facility to counter the spread of invasive pest species across the East African region...

  • 8th December, 2020

    Japanese Delegate Pays a Courtesy Call to KEFRI Directorp

    KEFRI Dr. Joshua Cheboiwo hosted Mr. Katsuro Saito, the Chief Adviser in charge of Forest Extension under the Capacity Development Project for Sustainable Forest Management (CADEP-SFM) in Kenya on 8th December 2020...

  • Clean-up exercise and tree planting at DERP

    The DERP-Kitui undertook the National Cleanup Kenya Campaign exercise along the JICA road towards DERP compound. This exercise which involved sweeping, slashing and collecting of debris and waste was done by all the staff...

  • 6th November, 2020

    KEFRI participates in the countrywide tree planting drive for short rains season

    The Ministry of Environment and Forestry has rolled out a national tree planting campaign to help the country attain 10% forest cover. The initiative to be implemented across the 47 counties, targets to plant 2 billion seedlings by the year 2022...

  • 6th November, 2020

    Plant trees to limit Environmental Destruction in Kitui County

    KEFRI Corporate Affairs and Quality Assurance Deputy Director Dr. Jackson Mulatya has said that the Kenya’s forest cover which stands at 7.02 per cent is too low compared to many other countries in the world,” he added...

  • 6th November, 2020

    Tree planting at Mt. Kulal, Marsabit County

    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and Marsabit County Government led a tree planting program where 8,235 - indigenous and fruit tree seedlings were planted to rehabilitate the degraded 51,000 ha of Mt Kulal biosphere, in Marsabit County...

  • 31st October, 2020

    Tree Planting to Mark 1st Anniversary at Maasai Mau Forest Complex

    The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry Keriako Tobiko led state agencies under his ministry in marking the 1st anniversary of the reclamation of the Maasai Mau forest on 31st October, 2020 at Senetwet Maasai Mau Forest (Block 65), Narok County where 110 hectares has been marked for rehabilitation...

  • 30th October, 2020

    Tree Planting In Tharaka Nithi and Garissa

    KEFRI Director Dr. Joshua Cheboiwo on 30th October, officiated a tree planting activity for the short rain season, at Hon. Francis Nyamu Kangwima’s (FNK) Foundation in Tunyai, Tharaka Nithi County...

  • Tree Planting Exercises

    KEFRI Senior Deputy Director Research and Development, Dr Jane Njuguna and Central Highlands Regional Director Dr. Eston Mutitu joined senior KFS staff in the ongoing short rains tree planting exercise at Gatare Forest station, Muranga County...

  • Venture into Bamboo Farming

    Environment PS Dr. Chris K Kiptoo has vouched for the uptake of Bamboo farming saying it has potential for business ventures...

  • 30thOctober, 2020

    Clean up exercise for Central Highlands and Coast Region

    KEFRI Central region Director Dr. Eston Mutitu has rolled out the Presidential ‘Cleaning Up Kenya Campaign’ at Muguga, meant to enhance environmental restoration, conservation and management in the region....

  • 22ndOctober, 2020

    Agency aims to restore mangroves in Coast region (CERP) Programme

    KEFRI jointly with communities’ adjacent Kaya forests in Kilifi County has begun a drive of planting 250,000 mangrove seedlings to increase the forest cover...

  • 16thOctober, 2020

    KEFRI Board seeks stronger forestry collaboration with Kitui County Government

    The KEFRI Board of Directors led by the Chairman Dr. Sammy Letema paid a courtesy call to Kitui County where they interacted with Governor Hon. Charity Ngilu on forestry research and development issues....

  • 6thOctober, 2020

    EPZ /KEFRI Gum and Resin Workshop

    Nairobi Area inception workshop on strategies of unlocking Gums Arabic potentials for increasing employment and economic opportunities for the communities in Kenya’s ASALs counties being held today at KEFRI headquarters, is deliberating....

  • Farmers graduates in sustainable forestry practices

    KEFRI’s deputy director in charge of forest biodiversity and environment management Dr. James Ndufa has lauded the Capacity Development Project for Sustainable Forest Management (CADEP-SFM) project for equipping farmers with the relevant knowledge to practice sustainable agriculture and commercial tree growing. ...

  • Forestry experts drafts incentives and benefit sharing rules

    Participatory forest management experts have developed a draft guide lines on equitable benefit sharing mechanism of forest resources during a workshop at KEFRI- Kitui between 7th and 11th December 2020. ...

  • 8th October, 2020

    KEFRI Pension Scheme Holds Its Annual General Meeting

    KEFRI Pension Scheme is among the few that has sustainably remitted staff contribution to Retirement Benefit Authority (RBA) despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which has negatively affected other pensioners both in private and public sectors...

  • 2ndOctober, 2020

    KEFRI and Presbytery Church plants trees to reclaim Ondiri wetland

    A tree planting and clean-up exercise to conserve Ondiri swamp, led by the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, Kikuyu Township in collaboration with KEFRI, Friends of Ondiri Wetland and Kiambu County Government marked the 100 years of local elder’s ordination in Kenya...

  • 1st October, 2020

    KEFRI signs MoU with Faina Innovations

    KEFRI and Faina Innovations Limited has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for the acquisition and distribution of tree seeds to address food insecurity, forest cover and the improvement of agribusiness through development and promotion of innovative products and collaborative linkages. ...

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The 10th KEFRI Board of Directors inaugurated by the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forestry Mr. Keriako Tobiko.

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