News & Events
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......
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 ...........
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......
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...........
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........
TREE PLANTING AT KARURA FOREST STATION
By Evelyne Macharia
A total of 20,000 indigenous seedlings were planted using the Japanese Miyawaki method on twenty hectares at the Karura Forest Station on 6th May 2016.The trees were planted by Students from New Dawn secondary school, Liberty Vision primary school, Matumaini nursery school and members of the community.........
KRA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH KFS TO PLANT 1MILLION TREES IN THE COUNTRY
By Pamela Gatwiri
Kenya Forest Service in partnership with Kenya Revenue Authority has embarked on a major tree planting exercise in the country in a bid to plant 1 million trees. On 31st March they planted 500 seedlings in Mangoto Primary School, Murang’a County, in an event that was geared to promote tree planting in schools.......
INVESTING IN WOODLOT FOR CHARCOAL PRODUCTION
By Caroline Kahuria
Charcoal is a key source of energy in Kenya providing 82%of urban and 34% of rural household energy. According to Kenya Forest Service the sector provides employment to over 700,000 people who support over two million dependants........
- Increase net forest cover
- Strengthen financial base
- Enhance conseravtion, sustainable management and utilisation of forests by improving livelihoods in rural areas
- Effectively manage information within interactive intergrated information systems in support of business processes and improved service delivery
- Strenghten institutional capacity to deliver on it’s mandate