Kenya Forestry Research Institute
            A Centre of Excellence in Forestry Research

Technical Support Services

KEFRI technical staff developing products at the forest products research centre laboratories.

Social-economic Policy and Governance

A member of a forest adjacent community group in Arabuko Sokoke Forest explaining to visitors the benefits of non-wood forest products

Technical Support Services

KEFRI partners and collaborators meeting at KEFRI headquarters

Technical Support Services

A KEFRI staff collecting data on adoption of KEFRI technologies.

Information Dissemination

Information dissemination on Osyris
during a farmers field day

Aloe vera


A group discussion during a training

Forest Conflict resolution

A discussion on forest conflict resolution
and management.

Bamboo Products

Bamboo products on display at the Karura open day

Read MoreThe Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is a state corporation established in 1986 and mandated to undertake research in forestry and allied natural resources. The institute conducts research and development activities under five thematic areas namely: Forest productivity and Improvement; Biodiversity and Environment Management; Forest Products Development; Social-economics, Policy and Governance and Technical Support Services.


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 1 national centre located in Karura.
The Restoration Initiative
The forest and land degradation increases competition for scarce resources leading to potential conflicts between users, ...
Nyanza to Bear Brunt of Climate Change Due to Low Forest Cover
Siaya County, with only 0.42 per cent, would have to plant 90 times the numbe of trees Nyeri has to attain that green ambience. With tree covers of 0.42 (Kisumu), 2.62 (Kisii) and 2.59 (Homa Bay) are not doing any better...
President Uhuru calls for coordinated tree-planting exercise
His Excellency the President Uhuru Kenyatta has called upon KEFRI and allied institutions to revive the Chief Tree Nurseries immediately. The exercise is to be carried out by the Kenya Forest Service, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Kenya Forestry Research Institute,
KEFRI was awarded the 13th JICA President Award which is given in recognition of the Institute’s exemplary work and performance as well as it’s commitment and dedication to furthering the ideals of JICA’s International Cooperation activities.
Regional Forum on African Initiative
A Regional Forum on African Initiative for Combating Desertification to Strengthen Resilience to Climate Change in the Sahel and Horn of Africa organized by MENR jointly with JICA
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