Core values and functions

Institute Core values

  • Creativity
  • Commitment to impact
  • Responsiveness to clients
  • Partnerships and team work
  • Cost effectiveness and efficiency
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Professionalism

Institute Core functions

  • Problem identification, prioritization and generation of appropriate research interventions;
  • Contribute towards attaining self-sufficiency in animal food and non-food products to meet the national demand and create gainful employment;
  • Contribute towards increasing household income and hence standard of living of resource-poor pastoralist farmers by developing appropriate livestock production technologies;
  • Dissemination of research technologies in collaboration with extension staff of the Ministries of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Development through demonstrations, field days, shows, workshops, seminars, training and visits;
  • Establish a strong farmer-research-extension linkage to facilitate technology development and dissemination;
  • Contribute to KALRO self reliance through generation of Appropriation in Aid (AIA);
  • Capacity building among farmers, students and other stake holders;
  • Establish partnerships with agro-based industries, consumer organisations, donors and non-governmental organisations;
  • Establish techno-farms in the centres as a training tool for farmers, students and other stakeholders;
  • Develop capacity for information and knowledge acquisition, storage and dissemination.