Bahir Dar Forestry Development Centre


Dr Haile shiferaw,
Director, Bahirdar Forestry Development Centre

Bahir Dar Forestry Development Centre (BFDC) is one of the centres established by the then Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute (EEFRI) and transferred to work under the newly established Ethiopian Forestry Development (EFD) since 14th April,2022.

BFDC is located in Bahir Dar city 565 km Northwest of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Its mandate is to conduct scientific research on the areas including climate science, and environmental pollution management But now focusses on Plantation and agroforestry, forest resources utilization, forest protection, ecosystem management and Socio economics, policy and gender issues.

The Centre also disseminates research findings, and establishes partnerships and cooperation with different stakeholders. Similarly, the Centre undertakes adoption, generation and promotion of appropriate forestry technologies those are important for sustainable management, utilization and development of forest and forest related resources in north western parts of Amhara and Benishangul-Gumuze regional states.

Furthermore, enhancing the capacity of forestry sector could potentially contribute towards alleviating most of the current challenges related to forest, climate change, and other natural resources management. BFRC’s delivery mechanisms to users by providing training and advisory services; pre-extension technology demonstrations and pre-scaling up activities; and publishing and dispensing pamphlets, research results; and organizing field days, workshops, etc.

Haile Shiferaw (Ph.D)

Director, Bahir Dar Forestry Development Centre

  • Mobile Phone: +251 913 281802
  • Office fixed line: +251 583 210816
  • personal e-mail: /or/

Contact us

  • Office fixed line: +251 583 210591
  • Fax: +251 583 214006
  • 2128, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
  • E-mail:


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