Wed, 02/20/2013 - 09:02

Booklet detailing facts on growing and use of Eucalyptus growing in Kenya

Sat, 02/09/2013 - 14:34

KMFRI undertakes a multidisciplinary Programme approach in research that is based on six research Programmes namely, Fisheries, Aquaculture research and development, environment and ecology, natural products and post harvest technology, socio-economics and information and data management. Two of these Programmes namely fisheries and aquaculture are core Programmes of the institute. Due to the government’s drive to promote fish farming under the Economic Stimulus Programme (ESP) as an economic enterprise in the country.

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KEMFRI_Annual_Report_2010-2011.pdf 1.61 MB
Mon, 10/29/2012 - 05:21

Environmental management system manual for Kenya Forestry research Institute

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ems manual.pdf 13.14 MB
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 10:29


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annual report 06.pdf 6.39 MB
Mon, 09/17/2012 - 16:21

This paper uses two sets of Living Standards Surveys to determine poverty incidence and patterns within the different ecological zones of Ghana. To ascertain changes in the standards of living of households,the headcount, poverty gap index, Foster, Greer and Thorbecke (FGT) class of indices and the Sen’s index were employed to measure the incidence and intensity of poverty and the effects of various household characteristics on the standard of living of the household. The results show that the incidence

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Comparative_analysis_poverty.pdf 308.92 KB
Mon, 09/17/2012 - 16:03

Wildfires have become very influential in the ecology and socio-economic aspects of the rural landscape in the transition zone of Ghana. Eight farming communities around four forest reserves with short fire return intervals were studied to determine major changes in farming systems that can be attributed to wildfires. Results show that recurrent annual wildfires and other related factors have caused major changes in the farming systems of the study areas.

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Wildfires.pdf 266.16 KB
Mon, 09/17/2012 - 15:51

Steam bending qualities of eight lesser used timber species of Ghana have been studied and compared with the quality of Mahogany (Khaya spp), a fast diminishing noble species, with the view to providing information for the furniture and glulam industries. Wood samples collected from three ecological forest zones of Ghana were steamed in an improvised steam chamber and bent on a prepared jig to a curvature of 660mm.

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bending_property.pdf 287.15 KB
Mon, 09/17/2012 - 15:43

Illegal logging has contributed significantly to slowing the march towards sustainable forest management in Ghana. Illegal logging has been found to thrive in environment where regulatory controls are not adequate. Stakeholders are concerned about the verification of legal compliance for timber harvesting and processing in Ghana. The Government of Ghana initiated the Validation of Legal Timber Programme (VLTP) to enhance the Forestry Commission’s capacity to control illegal logging and ensure production of legal timber.

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timber_legality.pdf 178.85 KB
Tue, 07/10/2012 - 08:56

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IUFRO_congress.pdf 2.82 MB
Tue, 07/03/2012 - 09:11

1st IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress
“Forests and Trees: Serving the People of Africa and the World”
25-29 June 2012, Nairobi, Kenya
Closing Plenary