Dr Adepoju, Adeshola Olatunde is the Executive Director, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN).
He obtained a PhD Degree in Agricultural Economics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 2002. Dr. Adepoju has served the Nation and FRIN in several capacities during his career progression. Read more
The Institute is mandated to conduct research on the following:
Conservation and improvement of genetic resources of forest trees and eco-system for economic
Improvement of silvicultural practices relating to forest trees of economic importance.
Mechanization and improvement of methods of cultivating, harvesting and processing of forest
trees of economic importance.
Improvement of the utilization of forest products and wood residues.
Study of the ecology of pests and diseases of forest trees and their control.
Development of agroforestry systems for the integration of forest trees of economic importance
into farming systems in different ecological zones of Nigeria.
Wildlife management and production.
The socio-economic importance of forestry in the Nigerian economy.
Forestry education and training.
Forestry extension and dissemination.
Any other problem relating to forestry flora and Fauna.
Sustainable Forest Management Department
Forset Product Development & Utilization Department
Forest Conservation & Protection Department
Forest Economics & Extension Services Department
Enviromental Modelling & Biometrics
Department of Biosciences
Forest Plantation Establishment
Supply of Seeds and Seedlings
Plant Specimen Collection
Wood Seasoning (Drying)
Wall Paneling (Drying)
Cane rat Domestication
Seed Handling & Nursery Tech
Snail Rearing Techniques
Grasscutter Rearing Techniques
Utilization of non-timber forest products (NTFPs)
Termite & Pest Control
Mushroom Cultivation Techniques
Administration and Personnel Department
Finance and Supply Department
Information and Documentation Department
To ensure environmental protection, amelioration of degraded environment, conservation and utilization of our forest resources for sustainable development.
To ensure sustainable management of our environment and forest resources for the benefit of present and future generations through appropriate research and training.