Forest plantations and woodlots in Kenya

There is overwhelming consensus that within the last three decades, the level of plantation forest management has greatly deteriorated, manifested mainly in the decline in the level of protection of indigenous forests from encroachment and excisions, and the decline in productivity of plantations leading to the need for importation of round timber and other forest products to meet the demand and the consequent escalating of cost of forest products in the marketplace.

This is an analytical review of the status of plantation forestry in Kenya.