Bangladesh Forest Research Institute
Being mandated as the only public research organization to conduct forest management and forest utilization research, BFRI is rich enough to cater to the current information needs of the nation with the database it has created and the technologies generated. Although administered by the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MOEF), Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, BFRI is a component of the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) and has been maintaining strong collaboration with national and international forestry research organizations and networks.
BFRI maintains the richest forestry library and documentation facilities in the country. Thirty-one volumes of an internationally abstracted forestry research journal (Bangladesh Journal of Forest Science) have so far been published from BFRI till 2008. The institute has published over 1100 research papers, 170 bulletins and 50 popular folders and leaflets. It has so far imparted training to over 50,000 individuals (foresters/extension workers, NGOs, researchers, farmers/end-users, etc.) on the developed technologies and the generated information.