Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)

The Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) was formed in 2014 following an act of parliament aimed at restructuring agricultural and livestock research into a dynamic, innovative, responsive and well-coordinated system driven by a common vision and goal. The formation of KALRO saw the merger of four former agricultural research institutions namely, the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), the Tea Research Foundation (TRF), Coffee Research Foundation (CRF) and the Kenya Sugar Research Foundation (KESREF). KALRO’s mandate is to: Promote, streamline, co-ordinate and regulate research in crops, livestock, genetic resources and biotechnology in Kenya; Expedite equitable access to research information, resources and technology; and to Promote the application of research findings and technology in agriculture. The organization envisions to be a “global leader of excellence in crop and livestock research” for increased resource use efficiency, productivity, food and nutrition security, employment creation, climate change resilience and environmental sustainability.

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Contact: Anne Muriuki

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) is an Organisation based in the tropics whose mission is to help alleviate poverty, ensure food security and improve the overall health status of peoples by developing and extending management tools and strategies for harmful and useful arthropods, while preserving the natural resource base through research and capacity building. icipe is one of the local project implementing partners in Kenya, and it is responsible to execute the project work and provide technical backstopping to KALRO on topics related to pests and diseases and socio-economics in implementing the project. In particular, it is responsible that adequate methodologies be used; it implements the specified work plan, monitors the work progress and ensures that work is performed to an adequate quality standard. In addition to its operational responsibilities, icipe actively contributes to and participates in the scientific activities. With regard to its field of expertise, it takes the lead in the issues: processes in and interactions among agricultural pests, diseases, natural antagonistic mechanisms, and above-ground biodiversity.

Contact: Komi Fiaboe