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National Forest Products Program


The Forest Products Research Programme (FPRP) has a national mandate to undertake forestry research in harvesting, handling, processing and value addition of both wood and non-wood forest products. The Programme develops forestry technologies on:

  • bio-fuels mainly charcoal and briquettes;
  • timber engineering on various species including bamboo;
  • non wood forest products such as indigenous fruits, gums, resins, and aloe.

The Programme implements its research and development activities in two thematic areas; Forest Products Development and Technical Support Services.


FPRP Karura Centre is situated in Karura Forest 6 km from Nairobi next to the Kenya Forest Service Headquarters, off the Kiambu Road.

Geographical Coverage

The Programme covers the whole country.

Research Focus and Our achievements

  • Efficient utilization of wood resources
  • Promotion of non-wood forest products through development of commercially viable products
  • Development of diverse biomass fuelwood

Our Achievements

Forest Products Development

pic23.jpg * Developed and promoted technologies for Efficient TimberSawingOn -Farm
* Developed technologies for Utilizing WasteTimberThroughLamination
* Developed technologies for Making BambooBeams For Construction Through Lamination
pic33.jpg * Developed technologies for Efficient CharcoalProduction
* Developed technologies on BriquettingUsingDifferentBinders
pic43.jpg * Developed products from various IndigenousFruits
* Promoted eEfficient Harvesting and Handling of GumsAndResins

Technical Support Services

pic53.jpg * Disseminated various technologies and information on forest products through open and field days, agricultural shows, conferences and workshops, print and electronic media.
* Trained stakeholders on use of bamboo, making various products from aloe and IndigenousFruitTrees, and efficient and safe use of ChainSawOn -Farm.
Our Products

* Making of client specific wooden products
* Timber
* Aloe detergent

Our Services

* Training on processing of timber on-farm
* Training on diverse use of bamboo
* Training on making of products from tree and non wood extracts
* Drying of timber
* Grading of timber
* wood identification
* Analysis of chemical composition of non-wood forest products

-- KMSystem Admin - 2015-10-03

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