Our Innovations - KEFRIApp

Background Information

In its efforts to operationalize its mandate in Forestry Research & Development, KEFRI developed a mobile and web based application called KEFRIApp. KEFRIApp is a web and mobile platform that seeks to establish a species site matching guide for sustainable tree growing.

The main objective of KEFRIApp is to provide information that enhances science based smart greening activities by stakeholders in forest-based enterprises and initiatives in agroforestry, commercial forestry and landscape restoration to achieve Vision 2030 goals.

Our purpose is to promote resilient tree growing in the country for enhanced livelihood and climate change mitigation.

KEFRIApp supports the National Tree Growing and Land Restoration Campaign unveiled by H.E. Dr. William Samoei Ruto on 21st December, 2022 at Ngong Hills Forest. This initiative is part of the government's ambitious programme aimed at managing, conserving and expanding forests sustainably towards attaining a minimum 30 per cent forest cover nationally by 2032.

This is in line with the Government plans to restore 10.6 million hectares of degraded landscapes for improved biodiversity and climate change mitigation and adaptation and the need to identify and develop forestry research and innovative products that track progress of the same. Secondly, it facilitates the need to collect real time data on tree planting activities in the country that estimates number of trees planted on public and private land. The verification module monitor’s survival and mortality of trees planted in various sites. This is a user friendly application for use by tree growers countrywide to provide tree planting and survival data in the country.

Below please find a link to the enhanced and scientific KEFRIApp Species to Site Matching tool.