Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)

by Wamugunda Anne  - March 7, 2023

The Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is a state corporation established in 1986, under the science and technology act of laws of Kenya. KEFRI undertakes research in forests and allied natural resources. The institute conduct research and development activities under five thematic areas namely:

  • Forest productivity and improvement in Kenya

  • Biodiversity and environmental management

  • Forest products development

  • Social economics, policy governance and technical support

  • Enterprise services

Apart from the above, KEFRI also has a production unit know as Kenya Forestry Seed Centre (KFSC) that specializes in production of high quality tree seeds, both indigenous and exotic species. So in case one need quality tree seed KFSC is the answer. Seeds are collected from superior tree seed sources and are tested for purity and validated in the state of art laboratories by qualified technologists in the institution following international seed testing rule. Seeds are usually distributed in the following main Centre’s.

  • Main sales office Muguga

  • Londiani: Tel +254-5264028

  • Karura: Tel+254-20-2011628

  • Gede: Tel+254-20-2386358

  • Maseno Tel+254-739-684019

KEFRI stand tall in Kenya when it comes in the matter of forest conservation, they are the voice of the forest in Kenya and often host seminars in different part of Kenya advocating the importance of forest conservation beyond other things.

KEFRI headquarters is located in Muguga 23km north-west of Nairobi, off Nairobi-Nakuru highway. One can call +254724259781/2 or visit their webpage for more information.

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