The Centre came into existence inJuly, 2012as unit of RFRI Jorhat under the Indian Council of Forestry Research& Education (ICFRE), Dehradun an autonomous body of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India. It is the latest among the 9 Institutes and 4 Centres operating under ICFRE in different parts of the country. It is one of the two Centres under RFRI,Jorhat in the Northeastern Region, the other being, ARCBR, Aizawl.
1- Forest-based Livelihood Development
2- Bamboo Sector Technology Development and Extension
3- Agroforestry Development
4- Biodiversity Assessment
5- Impact Assessment of Natural Resource Management and Utilization
Core Research Areas:
1- Sustainable livelihood alternatives through application of forestry and NRM techniques
2- R&D in bamboo sector including propagation, preservation and value addition.
3- On-farm Participatory Research for productivity enhancement.
4- Impact assessment of skill training and technology demonstration.
5- Biodiversity conservation.
Northeastern States including Sikkim (India)
Key Achievements: (Click on link to view detail)