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About the National Forestry Resources Research Institute

Mandate
The mandate of the National Forestry Resources Research Institute (NAFORRI) covers all aspects of Natural and Plantation Forests Management and Conservation, Forest Products and Utilisation, Agroforestry, Forest Genetics Resources and any other field as  approved by the NARO Council.

Goal
The goal of NAFORRI is to generate appropriate technologies for increasing the productivity and supply of forest products on a sustainable basis. The institute also strives to strengthen and develop national forestry research capacity through personnel training, physical facilities improvement, management, networking and collaborative work.


Objectives
To achieve its objectives, NAFORRI aims at generating technologies and policy recommendations that:

  • ensure efficient, effective and environmentally sound and socially acceptable forest management and utilisation systems through technology generation and dissemination; and,
  • facilitate scientific forest-based conservation of biodiversity and environment protection.

Research Areas
Research activities at NAFORRI are organised in three research areas, namely:

  1. Agroforestry;
  2. Forest Management;
  3. Forest Products
  4. Plant Genetic Resources.

Collaboration
NAFORRI collaborates with the Forest Department (FD), World Agroforestry Centre (formerly International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), International Institute of Biological Control (IIBC), Makerere University, Uganda Forest Industries Development Association and some local Non-Government Organisations (NGOs).

Available technologies

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