Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR)

The Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR) is an applied forestry research organisation with over 70 years of experience in plantation forestry. 

Our research addresses current and future key challenges facing the southern African forestry sector, providing strategic research leadership and direction. It is centred around five Research Focus areas. A high skilled team of research, technical and support staff are focussed on producing high value outcomes through a wide range of multi-researcher, multi-institutional and collaboratively funded projects.

Our Vision: 
To be an indispensable and preferred research partner in supporting a vibrant, sustainable, productive and globally competitive forestry sector.