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. In implementing the second medium term plan the Kenya Government reformed the National Agricultural Research Systems through creation of the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO). Its formation was aimed at restructuring agricultural and livestock research into a dynamic, innovative, responsive and well-coordinated system driven by a common vision and goal. KALRO is a corporate body created under the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Act of 2013 to establish suitable legal and institutional framework for coordination of agricultural research in Kenya with the following goals:  more...

Plant Health Factsheets
American leafminer

This is a new pest in Kenya. It was first reported in Isiolo in 2014 but now has spread to most parts of Kenya. It has been confirmed present in counties: Nairobi, Meru, Kirinyaga, Kakamega, Lamu, Kajiando, Kitui, Machakos, Nakuru, Narok, Elgeyo Marakwet, Laikipia and Embu. Likelihood of presence in neighbor counties is high and shall be confirmed.

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IITA and KALRO Agree To Jointly Manufacture and Market Aflasafe KE01™

The Director Generals  of the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Eliud Kireger and of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Nteranya Sanginga on 8 September signed a Technology Transfer & Licensing Agreement on aflasafe KE01™,a revolutionary biocontrol product, which consistently reduces aflatoxin in treated food and feed by 80%-99% [more....]