Forestry Research Institute of Ghana is one of the 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is located at Fumesua near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It started as a research unit within the Forestry Department in 1962. It was fully established as a research institute and named FOREST PRODUCTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FPRI) under the then Ghana Academy of Sciences in 1964 and in 1968 placed under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).By Act of Parliament (Act 405) the Institute was transferred from the CSIR to the Forestry Commission in 1980.In 1991, the name of the Institute was changed to Forestry Research Institute of Ghana to reflect the widening scope of its research activities. In 1993, by another Act of Parliament (Act 453) the Institute was reverted to the CSIR.

The vision of CSIR-FORIG is to be a centre of excellence and networking hub for forest and forest products research in the humid tropics.

Mission Statement
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana's mission is to conduct forest and forest products research for social, economic and environmental benefits of society.

Development Goals
The development goals of CSIR-FORIG include the following:
  • Conduct high quality user-focused forestry research that generates scientific knowledge and appropriate technologies.
  • Disseminate forestry related information for the improvement of the social, economic and environmental well-being of the Ghanaian people.
  • To enhance the sustainable development, conservation and efficient utilisation of Ghana's forest resources.
  • To foster stronger linkages through collaborative research across disciplines among its scientists, stakeholders and external Institutions

The main objectives of the CSIR-FORIG are as follows:
  • Develop technologies for sustainable management of natural forests and biodiversity conservation
  • Develop technologies fundamental to the success of plantation forestry
  • Generate technological properties and develop appropriate processing techniques for the efficient utilization of forest resources
  • Enhance sustainable management and utilization of non-timber forest products (NTFPs)
  • Mobilise, process and disseminate information critical to the management of Ghana
  • Develop Agroforestry technologies