Institute of Forest Productivity

Institute of Forest Productivity is a main forestry research institute under Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education (ICFRE). The geographical areas that it covers include the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha. Since coming into existence in 1993, the institute has taken up a number of initiatives in the field of forestry and allied sciences through research projects and training programmes. It works for the welfare of tribal farmers, NGOs, State Forest Department, and private forestry based companies.

The institute has established itself as a major player for providing forestry oriented solutions to different category of users in the region and specialised in Lac cultivation and over the years number of tribal farmers has been immensely benefited by the various projects run by the institute for the socio economic upliftment of the tribal.

Core Research Areas Institute of Forest Productivity

  • Managing Forests and Forest Products for Livelihood Support & Economic Growth .
  • Biodiversity Conservation and Ecological Security.
  • Forest Genetic Resource Management & Tree Improvement

Divisions of Institute of Forest Productivity

  • Forest Ecology and Land Management
  • Silviculture and NTFP Management
  • Molecular Biology
  • Agoforestry Extension
  • Information Technology and GIS Division

Research in Institute of Forest Productivity

IFP acts as one of the Nodal Research Centre for conducting the Ph.D programme of the Forest Research Institute Deemed University (FRIDU), Dehradun. Over the years a number of students have been enrolled for Ph.D. Short term dissertation courses are also conducted for Practical exposure to the students pursuing Academic Degree (B.Sc/ M.Sc./ B.Tech/ M.Tech) in Biotechnology and Forestry related fields.

Contact Details

Institute of Forest Productivity
Ranchi Gumla, National Highway - 23,Lalgutwa
Ranchi - 835303 (Jharkhand)

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