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Forestry Research Institutions and Science Counsels

Forestry Research Institutions provide expertise in the development of natural resources in South Africa. They provide research, consultancy and education services in the development of sustainable management of natural and human resources.

DAFF Agricultural Research Council (ARC)

ARC plays a significant role in the research and production of food, fiber, fruit and flower. Of relevance to forestry is its role in the analysis of soil, climate, water and impact assessment studies.

DAFF CSIR - Environmentek

The CSIR Forestry Programme conducts interdisciplinary research and development in plantation forestry and forest products to support local industries in South Africa and also internationally.

DAFF Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI)

Based in the University of Pretoria, FABI conducts research on new technologies related to plant and animal sciences.

DAFF Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR)

ICFR is a privately funded forestry research institute funded by direct contributions from companies and organizations in the forestry industry. ICFR concentrates on applied aspects of commercial timber growing.

DAFF International Union Forestry Research Organisation (IUFRO)

IUFRO is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists. Its objective is to promote international cooperation in forestry and forest products research.

DAFF South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)

Established under the National Environmental Management Act, No. 10 of 2004, SANBI is a leader in horticulture, education and research with respect to indigenous plant life in Southern Africa.

Tertiary Institutions offering Forestry Degrees and Diplomas

DAFF Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

This university offers a 3year Diploma and a 4year Degree in Forestry. Programes offered include Forest Botany, Forest Protection, Forest Engineering, Silviculture and Forest Management.

DAFF University of KwaZulu-Natal

The university offers Forestry within the School of Sciences and Agribusiness. Two 4-year forestry programmes are offered, namely BSc Agriculture (Community Forestry) and BSc (Commercial Forestry)

DAFF University of Stellenbosch

The institution offers programmes in Forest & Resource Management and Wood Products Sciences.

DAFF University of Venda

The University offers a 4-year BSc Forestry degree.