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.
Dr. KM Bhat Memorial Award 2018
The 9th Dr. K. M. Bhat Memorial award was awarded to Dr. C Kavitha of Soil Science Department, KFRI, Peechi. The award was presented to her by Dr. Mohan Varghese, Sr. Principal Scientist, ITC Ltd. and Mrs. Kusuma Bhatt. on 16th November 2018 in a function organised at KFRI coinciding with 9th death anniversary of Dr. K. M. Bhat
World Bamboo Day 2018
On the occasion of World Bamboo Day September 19th 2018, Kerala Forest Research Institute conducted programmes which included lecture, exhibition of innovative models, scope of bamboo food products, etc about The Role of Bamboo in Rebuilding Kerala.