Areas of Specialization

Research and academic programmes will draw broadly from KEFRI’s current thematic areas as outlined in the KEFRI Strategic Plan 2018 – 2022, namely; Forest productivity and improvement, Forest biodiversity and environmental management, Forest products development, Socio-economic, policy and governance. Specific areas will include studies in:

Tree breeding and biotechnology.


Forest resources inventory.

Climate change.

Forest ecology.

Forest management.

Dryland forestry.

Forest pathology.

Forest entomology.

Forest economics, marketing and trade.

Wood and non-wood forest products.

Forest hydrology.

Forest certification.

Tree seed science.

Forest restoration.

Forestry extension.

Forest socio-economic, policy and governance.

Forest and woodland fires.

Forest soil health.