Kenya Forestry Research Institute

KENYA FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
A Centre of Excellence in Forestry Research








Forest Products Development (FPD).


Forest Products Development (FPD) research theme contributes to sustainable forest management through development and promotion of efficient technologies for processing and utilization of scarce forest resources. The theme also contributes to improvement livelihood of Kenyan communities through development of wood and Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) as alternative sources of income.

The theme addresses challenges facing wood resources and non-wood forest products through the following sub-themes;

Forest harvesting, logging and handling
Forest product processing and efficient utilization
Forest products development, incubation and linkage to industry/Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
Development and promotion of efficient technologies for bio-energy processing and utilization
Characterization of wood and non wood products
Bio-prospecting.

Mobirise

Improved kilns for charcoal production

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Anatomical features of wood used in wood identification

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Bamboo Products

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Cosmetic Products from Aloe

Improved chain saw for efficient on-farm tree processing


Short Rainfall Tree Planting Season Is Here. "Panda Miti, Penda Kenya".