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The seeds are available from Kefri, contact them through [emailprotected] or 0723500176.Carol Mutua,Department of Crops, Horticulture, and Soils, Egerton University.
To support the growth of a bamboo-based industry, KEFRI has been training artisans on how to use bamboo to make consumer products such as furniture, fittings and different accessories such as pen holders, coat hangers, curtains, toothpicks, and many other products.
In a joint press statement, the directors of TRFK and KEFRI Jeremiah Rutto and Dr.
This work was a collaborative effort between the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), and International Center for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF).
The Kefri director said, ''We have a regional centre in Malindi.
According to Dr Mutitu, Kefri has started analysing the weed to understand the biology of host plants among other issues, with a view of coming up with a mitigation strategy.
ASFMT is intended to support collaboration between the four government institutions, Kenya Forest Service (KFS), Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), and the National Museums of Kenya (NMK), together with relevant NGOs and the CFAs.
Rift Valley Kefri eco-research programme regional director David Langat said the varieties identified can be grown in different ecological zones of the country.
"The article was about a farmer who was growing bamboo in Gatanga and was using it to make a variety of items," he recalls.Before getting into the trade, Barasa consulted officials of the Kenya Forest Research Institute (Kefri) in Nairobi, and later purchased seedlings of the Giant bamboo (Dendrocalamus giganteus) and Yushania alpina varieties.
The overwhelming support from several institutions and organizations (Nestle, NACOSTI, IUFoST, AJFAND and KEFRI) did not go unnoticed.