Kenya Forestry Research Institute

A Centre of Excellence in Forestry Research

Socio-economics, Policy and Governance

Socio-economics, Policy and Governance

Socio-economics, Policy and Governance (SPG) theme contributes to addressing cross cutting issues that support forestry and environmental development in the country. The theme focuses on research that contributes to: development of forestry related policies and legislation; society interests on forests and the environment; forest resource management, valuation and benefit sharing; and markets and trade in forest products for enhanced livelihood and economic development.

The theme addresses challenges facing forestry through the following sub-themes:
* Forest and land tenure
* Gender and forestry
* Forest conflict resolution
* Participatory Forest Management (PFM)
* Research in forest extension
* Policy and governance
* Forest valuation and Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES)
* Livelihood improvement
* Marketing and trade in forest products