MUFINDI PULPWOOD RESEARCH CENTRE
Mufindi Pulpwood Research Centre (MPRC) is one among the seven centres of the Tanzania Forestry Research Institute (TAFORI). The centre’s offices are situated in the largest Government Forest Plantation in Mufindi District, Iringa Region. The centre’s research caters for the Southern Highlands Regions namely: Iringa, Mbeya Rukwa and Ruvuma .
The centre has been in existence since 1951 and has the mandate to carry out research on;
- Adaptive Pulp and Paper Research, development and application
- Industrial plantation establishment and tending technique
- Hydrology of plantations and natural forests
- Forest pests and diseases, detection and control.
In addition, the centre offers consultancy services to private firms and individuals.