KALRO gives avocado farmers reason to smile with the launch of new mobile app
KALRO Avocado Varieties
They include legume seeds, sweet potato vines, cassava cuttings and brachiaria splits, which are hard to find in local agrovets. Quality seeds are a prerequisite for achieving higher yields
KALRO certified seeds
"Hardy meat goats with potential for milk production. Does can reach 45kgs liveweight and bucks 60kgs. Capable of producing 1 litre of milk per day."
Dairy and Beef farming
Green gram (Vigna radiata) belonging to the Fabaceae family is an annual leguminous crop which is grown for its seeds, which are a high source of nutrients.
Green Gram Production
Camel Research and development in Kenya
For camels there are no organic guidelines and regulation, however the organic principles should be respected, kept and practiced.
KEMFRI Fishery Aquaculture
Aquaculture: Pathway to food security in Kenya...by Andrew Marriott and Odipo Osano
AgriFI Kenya support to Climate Smart Agricultural Productivity Project (AgriFI Kenya CS APP) is a 5-year Government of Kenya project co-funded through a grant from the European Union.. The project is funded to the tune of Euro 6.5 million of which Euro 5 million is EU grant support and 1.5 million GOK Co-funding. It is implemented by the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) in collaboration with its partners. The project became effective on 4th January 2019.The AgriFI Kenya CS APP is an integral part of the overall, EU-Kenya-(AgriFI) “Support to productive, adapted and market integrated smallholder agriculture, including a contribution to the Africa Investment Facility” programme. KALRO is responsible for Result 1: Climate change adapted and innovative agricultural technologies with potential for market integration developed and adopted. Read more
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This action seeks to support KALRO’s research on climate smart agricultural technologies. It builds on the past gains that KALRO has had with other diverse technologies under the 10th EDF and before, which have been adopted by farmers and the private sector. KALRO also seeks to promote adoption of these technologies by adopting a Public-Private Partnership approach for diffusion of the research which has already been validated.
Overall objective of the Action
The overall objective of the Action is to strengthen productive, climate change adapted and market integrated small holder agriculture aiming to reduce the national food deficit and improve agriculture sector competitiveness.
Climate change adapted and innovative agricultural technologies with potential for market integration developed and adopted.
Past Donor support focused on developing appropriate technologies for ASAL areas through KALRO centres based at Marsabit, Kiboko, Naivasha, Katumani, Muguga and Mtwapa. The EU supported implementation of the ASAL APRP that ended in 2017. Several technologies, among them improved indigenous chicken, new high yielding and drought tolerant crop varieties including their agronomic packages were generated and some were rolled out. Arising from ASAL APRP, the following was achieved:
KALRO New Technologies
The KALRO EU sponsored project worked closing with a number of implementing stakeholders with the following feedback.
Up-scaling grain amaranth production and consumption in semi-arid Kitui County, eastern Kenya. The Catholic Diocese of Kitui is the implementing partner of the grain amaranth technology. Whose aim is to up scale the grain amaranth production and consumption in the semi-arid lands of Kitui County, eastern Kenya. read moreCatholic Diocese of Kitui
Mr. George P. Muindi started his fodder production initiative in December 2013 after seeingat a friend’s farm (Professor Mbatha). He started with 5 acres of Chloris gayanagrass (Boma Rhodes)purchased from Simlaw seeds E.A LTD. However, due to low rainfall in his area, the grass did not fully establish to maturity. read moreMr. George P. Muindi
Anthracnose is a disease of widespread occurrence in the mango fields and in storage. The disease causes serious losses to young shoots, flowers and fruits under favorable climatic conditions (high humidity, frequent rains and temperatures ranging from 24 to 32°C).Read More
* EUR 60,000 Max
* EUR 30,000 Min.
*The project will be implemented nationally in 45 counties with exception of Nairobi and MombasaRead More
Download and fill the following documents from www.kalro.org website
* ANNEX A1 Concept note
* ANNEX A2 Full application form
* ANNEX B Budget form
* ANNEX C Logic framework
* ANNEX F Organization data form
* The complete application form (ANNEX A1: concept note and ANNEX A2: full application), budget (ANNEX B), logical framework (ANNEX C) and organization data form (ANNEX F)
* The documents must each consist of one original and 3 copies in A4 size, each bound.
* The same documents must be supplied in electronic format (CD-ROM as separate files but in a single folder). The electronic file must contain exactly the same application as the paper version enclosed
* The checklist (Section 6 of ANNEX A2 of the grant application form) and the declaration by the lead applicant (Section 5 of ANNEX A2 of the grant application form) must be stapled separately and enclosed in the envelope.
Applications must be submitted in a sealed envelope by
*private courier service or
*by hand-delivery (a signed and dated certificate of receipt will be given to the deliverer
* NO. Under this call, financial support to third parties is not considered essential to achieve the objective of the .Read More