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


The Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) was established as a State Corporation in 1986 under the Science and Technology Act Chapter 250 of the Laws of Kenya to focus on forestry research. The Act was repealed by the Science, Technology and Innovation Act No. 28 of 2013. Kenya Forestry Research Institute is also mandated under the Forest Conservation and Management Act, 2016 to undertake forestry research.

Our Location

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 one national centre located in Karura.

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  • 15th February, 2021

    Gatsby Africa Donates Seed Extracting Equipment to KEFRI

    Gatsby Africa handed over to KEFRI a 2.5M seed extracting machines, at the same time signed an addendum with KEFRI ...

  • 3rd February, 2021

    KEFRI to Research Mangrove Pests

    Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) scientists are investigating pests attacking mangrove trees along the Kenyan coastline. The pests have been identified as marine arthropods belonging to subphylum crustaceans commonly known as Barnacles which attacks mangroves. ...

  • 2nd February, 2021

    Mangrove Planting in Kilifi County

    The Ministry of Environment and Forestry through Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) has planted more than 40,000 mangroves seedlings in Mida Creek and 60,000 propagules at Ngomeni, Magarini Sub-county in the past two weeks as part of the government’s initiative of achieving 10per cent forest cover by 2022 ...

  • 30th December, 2020

    Tree Planting in Ondiri Swamp

    KEFRI jointly with Kiambu County Government held a tree planting activity at Ondiri Swamp in Kikuyu, Kiambu County on 30th December 2020...

  • 11th December, 2020

    KEFRI Launch Pest Quarantine for the East Africa region

    On 11th December 2020, KEFRI unveiled a quarantine facility to counter the spread of invasive pest species across the East African region...

  • 8th December, 2020

    Japanese Delegate Pays a Courtesy Call to KEFRI Directorp

    KEFRI Dr. Joshua Cheboiwo hosted Mr. Katsuro Saito, the Chief Adviser in charge of Forest Extension under the Capacity Development Project for Sustainable Forest Management (CADEP-SFM) in Kenya on 8th December 2020...

  • Clean-up exercise and tree planting at DERP

    The DERP-Kitui undertook the National Cleanup Kenya Campaign exercise along the JICA road towards DERP compound. This exercise which involved sweeping, slashing and collecting of debris and waste was done by all the staff...

  • 6th November, 2020

    KEFRI participates in the countrywide tree planting drive for short rains season

    The Ministry of Environment and Forestry has rolled out a national tree planting campaign to help the country attain 10% forest cover. The initiative to be implemented across the 47 counties, targets to plant 2 billion seedlings by the year 2022...

  • 6th November, 2020

    Plant trees to limit Environmental Destruction in Kitui County

    KEFRI Corporate Affairs and Quality Assurance Deputy Director Dr. Jackson Mulatya has said that the Kenya’s forest cover which stands at 7.02 per cent is too low compared to many other countries in the world,” he added...

  • 6th November, 2020

    Tree planting at Mt. Kulal, Marsabit County

    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and Marsabit County Government led a tree planting program where 8,235 - indigenous and fruit tree seedlings were planted to rehabilitate the degraded 51,000 ha of Mt Kulal biosphere, in Marsabit County...

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