Jimma Forestry Development Centre

Jimma Forestry Development Centre (JFDC)

Mr.Urgessa Teshome , Diector,JFDC

Ethiopian Forestry Development (EFD) is established by merging the then Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute (EEFRI) and the Forestry sector from Environment, Forest and climate change Commission (EFCCC) since 14th April, 2022. Jimma Forestry Development Centre (JFDC) is one of the seven newly established research centers administered under the then Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute (EEFRI) in July 8, 2015 and transferred to work under the newly established Ethiopian Forestry Development (EFD). JFDC is mainly mandated to conduct research focuses on Plantation Forest, Ecosystem management and Climate Change and Socio-economic, Policy, Extension and Gender issues in order to fulfil the current and long-term forestry technology requirements of on large parts of south western Ethiopia as mandate areas which include Jimma zones, Bench Mejgi Zone, keffa zone ,Sheko zone, Ilu-Ababora zone, Gembela regions state and some parts of Dawiro zone. The center has also old research sites, established for the purpose of seed orchard at different sites at Agaro, charsi, Dambi, Gemada, chora, Arjo, Aman , Bonga,Bebaka and Belete Gera.

JFDC is located at Jimma town around 346 kilometers in southern western of the Ethiopian from capital city Addis Ababa. Currently the centre has Four sub centre such as Bedalle (Ilu-Aba bori ), Mizan (Bench Mejgi zone ), Gimbi (West Wellega) and Gembella (Gembella region).

Urgessa Teshome (MSc)

Diector, Jimma Forestry Development Centre

  • Mobile phone: +251 913233793
  • Office fixed line: +251 472 112041
  • Personal e-mail: urges2008@yahoo,com

Contact us

Jimma Forestry Development Centre

  • o.box: 1187, Jimma, Ethiopia
  • Office fixed line:+251 472 11 24 36
  • Fax: +251 472 11 26 65
  • E-Mail:jefrc@efd.gov.et

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