The KALRO, Sheep and Goat Research Institute  is one the research institutes created under the KALR Act of 2013. Its headquarters is in Marsabit Research Centre (Marsabit County). The Marsabit research Centre was established in 1987 and took over facilities and staff from the UNESCO funded Integrated Project for Arid Lands (IPAL) implemented in mid 1970s and mid-1980s. The sub-centres are used by scientists when doing research work in the respective areas but the facilities are also hired out to other stakeholders operating in the area at a fee as a way of generating revenue. Most of the research activities are implemented in different areas within Marsabit and Isiolo counties. [more...]