Director's Welcome Message

Based on lessons gained from the advancement of industrialised countries, the National Science Technology and Innovation Policy recognises that the attainment of Ghana to the middle income status requires a solid science based, technology and innovation (STI) environment. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), of which CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (CSIR-FORIG) belongs, is one of the institutions set up to address issues on scientific and technological advancement. The CSIR has a vision of "using the transforming power of S&T for wealth creation". The role of CSIR-FORIG towards this vision is to undertake forest, forest products and related research and to disseminate and commercialize research outputs and services.

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR) presents its compliments to the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana-FORIG and has the honour to have their Director General of INBAR, Ambassador Ali S. Mchumo paying a familiarization visit to CSIR-FORIG campus.

He was warmly received by the Director of CSIR-FORIG, Prof. Daniel A. Ofori. Also present at the

Compiled by: Djagbletey, G.D.,Adu-Bredu, S., Duah-Gyamfi, A., Aabeyir, R., Djagbletey, E.D., Akpalu, S.E., Adeyiga, G.K., Addo-Danso, S.D., Hagan Brown W., Dabo, J., Amponsah-Manu, E.

The three most important attributes of wood as a forest product are the wood anatomy, wood density and the wood quality. Wood anatomy with unique internal xylem characteristics predicts the structure of wood and ultimately the architecture of wood products. Wood density determines the suitability of a species for end-use; higher density is associated with strength and stiffness of wood products while lower density is associated with light wood products like pulp, paper, match box, veneer, etc. Wood quality, on the other hand, is a resultant effect of physical and mechanical properties to meet different strength requirements for heavy, medium or light products.

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Our Goals

Conduct high quality user-focused forestry research that generates scientific knowledge and appropriate technologies.

Disseminate forestry related information for the improvement of the social, economic and environmental well-being of the Ghanaian people.

To enhance the sustainable development, conservation and efficient utilisation of Ghana's forest resources.

To foster stronger linkages through collaborative research across disciplines among its scientists, stakeholders and external Institutions




Our Vision

To be a centre of excellence in forestry research in the humid tropics

Our Mission

We undertake demand-driven research, build capacity and promote the application of technologies
for sustainable management of forest resources for the benefit of society.