The national blue print Vision 2030 recognizes the role of research in technology generation and creation of new knowledge; all of which are vital in national development. Vision 2030 also places great importance on value addition in agriculture and livestock as a means of raising rural household incomes as captured by the sector's driving strategy, the Agricultural Sector Development Strategy 2010-2020.  more...

Plant Health Factsheets
Panama wilt (Fusarium wilt) of banana in Kenya

Panama wilt (Fusarium wilt) caused by a fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense (Foc) is an endemic disease on banana in Kenya. It was first observed in Kenya in 1952 in Malindi and Muranga on a cultivar suspected to be Bluggoe (ABB), locally known as Bokoboko.  It was not until mid-1990s that farmers and agricultural extension officers from other regions complained of severe outbreaks of the disease. The new race (T4) reported in the FAO alert has not been observed in Kenya. The only races of Fusarium wilt confirmed in Kenya are races 1 and 2.

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The Joint XXIV International Grassland Congress (IGC) and International Rangeland Congress (IRC) 2020 – First Announcement

The Joint XXIV IGC – XI IRC congresses will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, October 25 – 30, 2020.  The theme of the Congress is “Sustainable Use of Grassland/Rangeland Resources for Improved Livelihoods’.  The aim of the congress will be to promote the interchange of scientific and technical information on all aspects of grasslands and rangelands: including grassland/rangeland ecology; forage production and utilization; livestock production systems; wildlife, tourism and multi-facets of grassland/rangeland; drought management and climate change in rangelands; pastoralism, social, gender and policy issues and capacity building, extension and governance. We look forward to seeing you in Nairobi in 2020. For more information, click the attached Flyer.