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About KFS

The Kenya Forest Service is a corporate body that was established under the Forest Act, 2005 (henceforth referred to as the Act). Commencing its operations in February 2007, the Service’s expressed mandate is:

 

To enhance development, conservation and management of Kenya’s forest resources base in all public forests, and assist County Governments to develop and manage forest resources on community and 

 

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News & Events

NATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN 2013-2017

By Evelyne Macharia 

 

The National Climate Change Action Plan 2013-2017 is Kenya’s first Action Plan on Climate Change. It has been developed with the aim of implementing the National Climate Change Response Strategy (NCCRS).........

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KENYA WATER TOWERS STATUS REPORT

By Evelyne Macharia 

The Kenya Water Tower Agency (KWTA) in partnership with Kenya Forest Service has been working collaboratively to conserve, develop, enhance, protect and support Kenya’s Water Towers......

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KITUI ASK SHOW 

By Evelyne Macharia 

Kenya Forest Service Ecosystem Conservator Office Kitui participated in its first Agricultural Show and Trade Fair on the 21st -23rd July 2016 at Ithookwe Show Ground in Kitui. The theme of the event was dubbed Enhancing........

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JICA set to support Kenya in REDD+ Readiness activities

By Michael Muratha

 

Climate change, which is defined as a permanent shift in weather patterns is now a reality in Kenya. It is projected that in the next 100 years, the average temperature in East Africa Region could increase by 3o c as a result of climate change......... 

 

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EUROPEAN UNION BOOST TOWARDS PROTECTION AND INCREASE OF KENYAN FOREST COVER, WATER TOWERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION.

By Leakey Sonkoyo and Benedetta Wasonga

The forestry sector in Kenya received a major boost from the European Union Development Fund in a grant to rehabilitate degraded forest areas aimed at the protection of Kenya’s Water Towers and Climate Change Mitigation in a programme aimed at improving the quality and quantity of ecosystem services in Kenya.

 

The grant aimed specifically for the rehabilitation of Mt. Elgon and Cherangany in Western and North Rift parts of Kenya........

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Improving Capacity in Forest Resource Assessment in Kenya (IC-FRA) project- Major boost to Kenya`s Forestry Sector

By Michael Muratha
Kenya's forest resources are important for economic, environmental and social welfare of the nation. Forests provide a wide range of products and services such as raw materials for wood industry, soil stabilization, non-wood forest products, wildlife habitats, biodiversity, water catchments and religious gloves and shrines among many other uses......

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KFS PARTICIPATES IN KEFRI OPEN DAY

By Evelyne Macharia
Kenya Forest Service and the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) opened its doors to the public, attracting different organizations and individuals to showcase their work relating to efficient technologies in ...........

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KENYA FOREST SERVICE RECRUITS MORE FOREST RANGERS TO THE SERVICE
Kenya Forest Service recruited 291 rangers, the highest number of recruits the Service has recruited at ago at a Pass 0ut parade ceremony that was conducted on Friday 20th May 2016 at the Kenya Forestry College parade ground Londiani......

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THE 2016 LONG RAINS NATIONAL TREE PLANTING LAUNCH
The 2016 Long rains National tree planting launch was held on 4th May 2016 at Nyambogichi Primary School, Laikipia County. The Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Authorities Prof. Judi Wakhungu was the Chief Guest at the event...........

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 THIKA SPORTS CLUB HOSTS KENYA FOREST SERVICE GOLF DAY
Thika Sports Club hosted the 2nd 2016 Kenya Forest Service Golf sponsored tournament on Saturday 7th May 2016.The Rain that has been pounding the country spared the day and gave way to clear skies much to the delight of the 205 golfers who turned up for the tournament. Simon Mburu emerged........

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Strategic Objectives

  1. Increase net forest cover
  2. Strengthen financial base
  3. Enhance conseravtion, sustainable management and utilisation of forests by improving livelihoods in rural areas
  4. Effectively manage information within interactive intergrated information systems in support of business processes and improved service delivery
  5. Strenghten institutional capacity to deliver on it’s mandate

Vision and Mission Statement

To be an internationally recognized organisation for excellence in knowledge-based sustainable forest resources management and conservation.

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