All the seeds produced and distributed by the programme through the Kenya Forestry Seed Centre, are collected from selected and approved
tree seed sources based on quality and scientific principles.
The seeds are further subjected to quality tests following international protocols to
ensure that they meet the required standards.
The Kenya Forestry Seed Centre is registered as a seed merchant in conformity with the Seeds and Plants Varieties Act (CAP 326). The Centre
is also a member of the Seed Trade Association of Kenya (STAK) an organization of seed companies that are registered by the Kenya Plant
Health Inspectorate Services (KEPHIS). To embrace a participatory approach to seed production, the Institute hosts the Tree Seed Advisory
Committee that formulates policies and practices with respect to tree seed production and use in Kenya.
The main focus and activities of Tree Seed Programme include:
* Establishment, selection and management of tree seed sources to meet increasing demand for seed.
* Tree seed collection through KEFRI centres and sub-centres at Muguga, Nyeri, Kitui, Kibwezi, Gede, Londiani, Turbo, Kakamega and Maseno.
* Tree seed processing including: extraction, drying and cleaning.
* Tree seed quality testing on: physiological vigour, moisture content, germination, purity and weight.
* Tree seed distribution through KFSC at Muguga as the major distribution point, and four other KEFRI centres namely Maseno, Londiani, Gede
and Karura. In addition, trained stockists have been appointed to distribute seeds to improve seed availability in the country.
* Tree seed research on storage and dormancy.
Current Tree Seed Stockists.
Tree Seed Leaflets
|1|| K.F.A. P.O. Box 33, Kisii ||0725237654|
|2 ||Alpha Agrovet, P.O. Box 402, Othaya|| 0721897380|
|3|| Maliki Agrovet, P.O. Box 612, Njoro ||0723236804|
|4|| Menengai Agrovet, P.O. Box 360, Nakuru|| 0724851302|
|5|| Science Products, P.O. Box 4946, Kisumu|| 0721250752|
|6 ||Greenlands A/F Nursery, P.O. Box 1197, Thika ||0728480907|
|7 ||Zayuni Farmcare, P.O. Box 70, Shimba Hills ||0721905256|
|8 || Kinango Farmcare, P.O. Box 70, Kinango|| 0727121398|
|9 || Kiboko Forestry & W/life Reserves Gild., P.O. Box 12, Machakos|| 0722807908|
|10 || Green Forest Social Initiative, P.O. Box 111, Kisumu|| 0725636337|
|11 || Snow Agrovet, P.O. Box 309, Kitui ||0710817504
|12 || Adindi Tree Seed & Organic Gardening Supplies, P.O. Box 2382, Kisumu||0735535268|
|13 || Sifuyo Youth Empowerment Centre, P.O. Box 31, Ukwala ||0714808397|
|14 || Kithimani Agrovet, P.O. Box 1356, Kitui ||0725548752|
|15 ||Atlas Pharmaceuticals, P.O. Box 1507, Ukunda ||0722480012|