Forest Research in Kerala

Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) is a multidisciplinary team of experts conducting research on tropical forests and forestry. This Institute has contributed significantly to research in tropical forestry and biodiversity conservation over the past three decades of its existence. Founded in 1975, Institute is envisioned as a Centre of Excellence in Tropical Forestry to provide scientific support for decision making on matters related to forestry, with particular emphasis on conservation, sustainable utilization and scientific management of natural resources. 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.

National Seminar on Forestry, Plant Genetics and Improvement

National Seminar on Forestry, Plant Genetics and Improvement jointly organized by KFRI and Gregor Mendel Foundation, University of Calicut was held at Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi on 3-4th December 2019. The two-day seminar was inaugurated by Padmasree M C Dathan, Scientific Advisor to Chief Minister of Kerala. Along with the inaugural function, Dr. J Thomas, former Rubber Production Commissioner gave the keynote address. The seminar has been attended by about 150 participants including 104 delegates from 24 organizations across the country.