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


Climate Change is a serious phenomenon, which is threatening the world today. Consequently, climate change and environmental sustainability are currently issues of global concerns that need urgent action with multi-stakeholder approach. Swift and pragmatic steps are necessary to be able to address these concerns through awareness creation and information sharing so as to reach out to as many people as practicable.

Forests provide wide range of essential goods (timber, food, fodder, medicines, mushrooms, snails, game/bush-meat, etc.) and services (regulation of water, removal of pollutants from the atmosphere, protection of soil from erosion, protection of watersheds, serving as wind-break, moderating climate change effects, removal of CO2 from the atmosphere and production of oxygen for other organisms, aesthetic value, provision of habitat for most plants and animals, place for recreation and spiritual renewal). This natural heritage is however, under serious pressure from clearing for increased food production and new settlement (as a result of population increase), legal and illegal wood harvesting, sand wining and mining. There is therefore, the urgent need to maintain and preserve the little forest that is left to ensure sustainable production of these goods and services to benefit present generation and generations yet unborn.

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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.