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...

Diamondback moth

Diamondback moth (DBM) is a major insect pest of cabbage, kale, broccoli and canola. Moths are grey and about 8.5 mm long. The DBM derives its name from the white markings along the back of the forewings which when folded form a diamond shaped pattern. Larvae wriggle violently if disturbed and drop from the leaf suspended by a silken strand. DBM populations increase in dry conditions, especially in the presence of favorable crop and/or weed hosts.


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.

KALRO Mtwapa Open Day

Sugar Research Institute (SRI), in collaboration with the Industrial Crops Research Institute (ICRI) and other stakeholders will be holding a Farmers’ Open Day on 21st September 2017 at KALRO- Mtwapa Centre, Kilifi County starting at 9.00 a.m. The theme for the function is “promoting adoption of climate smart technologies to enhance food security and income generation”. Various technologies will be on display. for more please click here