Jimma Environment and Forest Research Center

Jimma Environment and Forest Research Center

Mr. Urgessa Teshome ; Jimma EFRC DirectorJimma Environment and Forest Research Center (JEFRC) is one of the seven newly established research centers administered under Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute. The center (JEFRC) has established in July 8, 2015. JEFRC covered large parts of south western Ethiopia as mandate areas which include Jimma zones, Bench Mejgi Zone, keffa zone sheko zone, Ilu- Ababora zone,Gembela regions state and some parts of Dawiro zone.

As that of the EEFRI the center is hold big responsible for adapting, generating, improving and disseminating technologies under different projects which are structured in processes and division, i.e in areas Environmental pollution and controlling mechanisms, Plantation and Agro forestry, Non- Timber Forest Products, Ecosystem management, Forest resources utilization, Forest protection, Climate science, pollution management, Socio-economic, Policy, Extension and Gender in particular in order to fulfill the current and long-term environment and forest technology requirements of the country. The center has also old research sites which established for the purpose of seed orchard at Agaro, charsi, Dambi, Gemada, chora, Arjo, Aman , Bonga,Bebaka and Belete Gera.

JEFRC is located at Jimma town around 346 kilometers in southern western of the Ethiopian from capital city Addis Ababa. Currently the center has Four sub center such as Bedalle ( Ilu-Aba bori ), Mizan (Bench Mejgi zone ), Gimbi(West Wellega),and Gembella (Gembella region).


Contact us

Jimma Environment and Forest Research Center

  • P.o.box: 1187 , Jimma, Ethiopia

  • Tel.:047 211 43 31

  • Fax:047 211 26 65

  • E-Mail: jefrc@eefri.gov.et


Urgessa Teshome (MSc)

Diector, Jimma Environment and Forest Research Center

  • Tel.:047 211 20 41

  • E-Mail: urgesat@eefri.gov.et

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