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Friday, July 18, 2014

Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) Peechi, Jobs, Herbarium, Contact

Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) was founded in 1975 for conducting research on tropical forests and forestry. KFRI became a part of the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) along with five other R&D Centres of the State, when the KSCSTE was constituted in 2002.

KFRI has 17 research Departments under 9 Programme Divisions
Various Divisions and Departments of KFRI include

Sustainable Forest Management
Tree Physiology
Soil Science
Forest Genetics and Biotechnology
Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding
Forest Ecology & Biodiversity Conservation
Forest Ecology
Forest Botany
Non-Timber Forest Produces
Wildlife Biology
Forest Protection
Forest Entomology
Forest Pathology
Wood Science and Technology
Wood Science and Technology
Forestry and Human Dimension
Forest Economics
Forest Management Information System
Forest Statistics
GIS & Remote Sensing
Extension and Training
Library and Information

KFRI has three nurseries at Peechi, Nilambur and Velupadam, which are well equipped for seedling production of over 80 species of plants of which majority are indigenous tree species.  Kerala Forest Seed Center (KFC), a wing of KFTI collects seeds of trees for supply to forest and other government departments, non governmental agencies, farmers and others.

Visiting KFRI 
A visitor fee is charged for a guided visit to various facilities in the KFRI campus including departmental museums, laboratories and special collections and gardens. For detailed fees visit the link http://kfri.res.in/kfri_museums.asp
For more details contact the following address below

Kerala Forest Research Institute 
Peechi P.O, Thrissur District
Kerala , India. Pin- 680653
Phone: +91-487-2690100; Fax +91-487-2690111

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