Dire Dawa Forestry Development Centre


Dire Dawa Forestry Development Centre (DFDC) is one of the newly established research centres under 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. The Centre is

Dr Abebaw shimeles
Director, Diredawa Forestry Research Centre (DFRC)

fully established as an autonomous research centre on 8 July 2016. DFDC is found/located at a distance of 515 km southeast of Addis Ababa with latitudinal and longitudinal range of 9°36′N and 41°52′E, respectively. The Centre has three Sub-centres at Jigiga, Semera and Gelemso. The Centre has been mandated to conducted research on:

  • Plantation and Agroforestry
  • Ecosystem Management
  • Forest Resources Utilization
  • Forest Protection and
  • Socio-economics, policy, extension and gender

The Centre is responsible to adapt, generate, improve, disseminate and promote new technologies, knowledge and technical information in areas of forestry in its mandated areas. The mandated areas of DFDC are Zone 1, Siti, Dire Dawa, Hareri, Fafan, East Harerge, Nogob, Shabelle, Korahe Jarar, Doolo, Afder and Liben

Disseminating Strategies

DFRC will provide research findings (technologies and information) on forestry concerned areas to the stakeholders in terms of pre-extension technology demonstrations and pre-scaling up activities, workshop, training, publications such as bulletins, books, journals, workshop proceedings, MSC theses, PhD dissertations, fliers, newspapers, etc.

Relations and Networking

DFRC will collaborate with many governmental and non- governmental organizations, Higher Learning Institutions, Enterprise, Bureaus’ of Environment and Forest, Bureaus’ of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and different Research Institutions, etc.


Abebaw shemeles Alemayehu (PhD)

Director, Diredawa Forestry Development Centre

    • Mobile: +251 915 736405
    • Office fixed line : +251 254 1181 09
    • E-mail: abebaws@efd.gov.et /or/ shabebaw2070@gmail.com

Contact us

Diredawa Forestry Development Centre
  • P.o.box: 1708 Diredawa, Ethiopia
  • E-mail: dire-dawa.efdc@efd.gov.et
  • Office fixed line: + 251 254 11 55 10

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