KALRO Bean Varieties
Beans technologies developed for the various agricultural ecosystems
Rice Plantations
With improved varieties at the Kisumu Kibos irrigation scheme
Director Food Crops
During a Rice Farmer Field day at the KALRO Kibos Centre
KALRO Cereals
Improved varieties of cereals at the markatplace in Nairobi
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The Kenyan Rice Knowledge Bank is a leading pan-African rice research organization committed to improving livelihoods in Africa through strong science and effective partnerships.  AfricaRice is one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium. It is also an intergovernmental association of African member countries.The Center was created in 1971 by 11 African countries. Today its membership comprises 24 countries, covering West, Central, East and North African regions, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt. Read More
Preamble: Agriculture is the backbone of Kenyan economy. It contributes directly 27% of GDP; 65% of export earnings; and 27% of the GDP indirectly through links with manufacturing, distribution and service-related sectors. However, Kenyan agriculture, 98% of which is rain-fed, is highly and increasingly vulnerable to erratic and extreme weather, including prolonged droughts and flooding, which are increasing in frequency and intensity with climate change. Other factors include commodity price fluctuations and crop and livestock pests and diseases. Read More
Preamble: Agriculture is the backbone of Kenyan economy. It contributes directly 27% of GDP; 65% of export earnings; and 27% of the GDP indirectly through links with manufacturing, distribution and service-related sectors. However, Kenyan agriculture, 98% of which is rain-fed, is highly and increasingly vulnerable to erratic and extreme weather, including prolonged droughts and flooding, which are increasing in frequency and intensity with climate change. Other factors include commodity price fluctuations and crop and livestock pests and diseases. Read More
Preamble: Agriculture is the backbone of Kenyan economy. It contributes directly 27% of GDP; 65% of export earnings; and 27% of the GDP indirectly through links with manufacturing, distribution and service-related sectors. However, Kenyan agriculture, 98% of which is rain-fed, is highly and increasingly vulnerable to erratic and extreme weather, including prolonged droughts and flooding, which are increasing in frequency and intensity with climate change. Other factors include commodity price fluctuations and crop and livestock pests and diseases. Read More

Resources

KnowledgeBank Crops

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    Beans

    AfricaRice is one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium.

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    Maize

    The choice of appropriate maize varieties for a given location is very important because every variety

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    Pollination

    Pollination occurs for many flowering plants, crops and non crops

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    Rice

    Rice cultivation involves a series of processesto achieve the desirable product from landpreparation to planting/ sowing up to cropmaturity

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    Sericulture

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Scientists

KALRO Value Chain

Beans
Maize
Cassava
Guava variety KALRO B8
Cassava
Chicken
Bees
Maize KALRO Mtwapa

KALRO Map

Contact

Kaptagat Road, Loresho,
P.O. Box 57811-00200, Nairobi
Kenya
Safaricom: +254 722206986/722206988
Airtel: +254 733-333-223
Fibre Lines:  0709 104000-60 (Safaricom)
- 0730 707000-60 (Airtel)

Rice blast disease

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Favorable conditions for disease development:

  • Node blast: Black-brown lesions on the node.  
  • Neck blast: Black or brown rot on the neck of the panicle.