Forest Economics and Marketing Division

Over 11 million Ghanaians derive their livelihoods from the forest. In addition to timber, nuts, fruits, resins, gums and charcoal, fruits, medicinal plants, bush meat, honey, pesticidal plants etc. are continuously exploited from the forest. There are concerns on unsustainability partly due to lack of institutions that support marketing of most forest products, particularly NTFPs and hence poor access to markets. This programme will therefore support market development for forest products.

The Forest Economics and Marketing Division which is currently headed by Dr. Beatrice Darko Obiri, has a staff strength comprising 2 senior members, 1 senior staff.

Priority areas will include:

  • Value chain development / capacity building
  • Bio-prospecting
  • Marketing and trade
  • Strengthen rural enterprises (including co-operatives)
  • Development of standards and certification of marketed products
  • Access to domestic and international marketing
  • Private sector investment in non-timber forest products development and processing


Name Rank Field of Expertise
Beatrice Obiri Darko(PhD) Principal Research Scientist Socio Economist
Jacqueline Twintoh Principal Technologist  



Name Rank
Richard Kwadwo Adjei Chief Technical Officer

About us

Forestry Research Institute of Ghana is one of the 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is located at Fumesua near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It started as a research unit within the Forestry Department in 1962. It was fully established as a research institute and named FOREST PRODUCTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FPRI) under the then Ghana Academy of Sciences in 1964 and in 1968 placed under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Contact us

The Director
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, P. O. Box UP 63 KNUST
Kumasi, Ghana

Tel :+233-(0)3220-60123/60373
Fax :+233-(0)3220-60121
Email : [email protected]