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Kenya Forestry Research Institute
A World Class Centre of Excellence in Forestry and Allied Natural Resources Research

  • Eco-Regions
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  • RVERP
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The Rift Valley Eco-Region Research Programme (RVERP) is mandated to undertake research in forestry and allied natural resources focusing mainly on; water towers (Mau Complex, Mt. Elgon and Cherangany), woodlands, and farmlands. The Programme implements its research and development activities in the following thematic areas: Forest Productivity and Improvement; Biodiversity and Environment Management; Forest Products Development; Socio-economics, Policy and Governance; and Technical Support Services.

Location

RVERP headquarters is situated in Londiani, 3 km from Londiani Junction off Nakuru-Kericho highway and next to Kenya Forestry College. The programme has three sub-centres namely: Turkana Sub-centre , located in Lodwar Town, Baringo Sub-centre is 2 km from Marigat town along Marigat –Perrkera Scheme, and Turbo Sub-centre is 1 km from Turbo-Soi junction off Eldoret-Webuye road.

Geographical Coverage

RVERP covers eleven counties namely; Baringo, Bomet, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Kericho, Nandi, Narok, Nakuru, Trans Nzoia, Turkana, Uasin Gishu and West Pokot. The eco-region also partially covers; Kajiado, Kakamega, Samburu and Laikipia counties.

Forest Productivity and Improvement

    Development of technologies for growing Eucalyptus species
    Development of technologies for propagation and establishment of various bamboo species
    Breeding of Pinus patula and Cupressus lusitanica
    Establishment of seed orchards and seed stands
    Development forest health technologies for improved productivity
    Development of Agroforestry technologies for irrigated agricultural landscapes

Biodiversity and Environment Management

    Development of technologies for rehabilitation of degraded natural forest, woodlands and riparian ecosystems
    Development of frameworks for long-term vegetation and environmental monitoring

Forest Products Development

    Development of technologies for utilization of wood and non-wood forest products

Socio-economics, Policy and Governance

    DeAnalysis of socio-economic factors that influence farmer decision making on farm forestry practices
   Monitoring tree product markets and price trends
   Disseminated various technologies and information on forestry          through open and field days, agricultural shows, conferences and          workshops, print and electronic media.
   Trained stakeholders in various aspects of forestry such as:          rehabilitation of degraded natural forests, rangelands and           woodlands; nursery management; and management of invasive           woody species.
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Our Products

    High quality tree seed.
    Quality seedlings for both commercial and indigenous tree           species.
    Commercial plantations for timber and transmission poles.

Our Services

    Training on tree nursery management
    Training on tree seed collection and processing
    Advisory services on integrated tree pest management
    Training on management and utilization of invasive woody species
    Advisory services on plantation forest establishment and management

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