KEFRI Launches 6th Strategic Plan (2018 to 2022)
Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) has launched its 6th Strategic Plan at Headquarters, Muguga near Nairobi-Kenya on Wednesday on 21st November, 2018.
The 4-year Strategy (2018 to 2022) will guide the institute in its mission to conduct research and provide information and technologies for sustainable development of forestry and allied natural resources for socio-economic development. The Plan is supported by five technical strategic themes: namely Forest Productivity and Improvement (FPI), Socio-economics, Policy and Governance (SPG), Forest Biodiversity and Environment Management (FBEM), Forest Products Development (FPD) Forest Research Support Services, supported by Corporate Services (CS), and Corporate Affairs and Quality Assurance (CA&QA).
The Plan which succeeds the 5th Strategic plan which elapsed on 30th June 2018 will facilitate the institute achieve its two main goals: to effectively contribute to the national minimum target of 10 percent tree cover; improve livelihoods for communities and households through sustainable forest management.
During the event, the Chief Administrative Secretary Mr. Mohammed Elmi also launched the National Tree Improvement Strategy (2018- 2023), National Forest Health Research Strategy, National Tree Seed Production, Certification & Distribution Strategy, Proceedings of the 5th KEFRI Scientific Conference, The Economic Value of the Mau Forest Complex, Cherangany Hills and Mt. Elgon Water Towers Ecosystem in Kenya.
The Tree Seed Strategy (2018-2023) provides the guidelines for high quality tree seed production, distribution and marketing. The National Forest Health Strategy (2018-2033), focuses on research and development of technologies and dissemination of information in forest health for sustainable forestry development in Kenya, whereas the National Tree Improvement Strategy (2018-2043) to intensify tree improvement for productivity of planted forests and trees.