Introduction:

Arid Forest Research Institute has been established since 1988 to cater the forestry research needs of the arid and semi arid region of Rajasthan, Gujarat & Dadar Nagar Haveli & Daman-Diu.

The institute is situated on Jodhpur_Pali Road (NH-65) in a beautiful campus spreading over 20.82 hectare area housing office buildings, laboratories, library cum information center, community center, guest house, scientist hostel and residential quarters.

 

Mandate:

Forestry research for conservation of biodiversity and enhancement of bio-productivity in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diuwith special emphasis on arid and semi-arid regions.

 

Core Research Areas:

1- To develop techniques for rain water harvesting in dry areas.

2- To develop technology for afforestation of stress sites.

3- Eco-stabilization of deserts with emphasis on sand dune fixation.

4- To develop techniques for production of high quality planting materials.

5- Provenance trials of important dry zone species.

6- Studies on bio-fertilizers and biopesticides.

7- Biodiversity and climate change.

8- Research on Non-Wood Forest Products of dry zones.

9- Tree improvement through tissue culture & genetic engineering.

10- To develop suitable agroforestry models for dry areas.

 

Geographical Jurisdiction:

Rajasthan, Gujarat, Dadara & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.

 

Key Achievements: (Click on link to view detail)

1 - Research

2 - Education

3 - Extension

4 - Others

 

Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects

 

For more information visit: http://afri.icfre.org/