Projects

The current projects include:

1.       Scaling up of Sustainable Land and Forest Management and Biodiversity Conservation in Western Kenya. The project was started in November 2017, though the official launch was done on 24th January, 2017. Dr. Elliud Keriger, the KALRO CEO officiated at the launch. The objective of the project is to improve food security among smallholder farmers through improvement of the degraded lands around the Kakamega-Nandi forest ecosystem. The project is funded by Global Environmental Facility (GEF) through AGRA (Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa). The project’s partners include the county governments of Kakamega, Vihiga and Nandi; Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Maseno University, Anglican Development Services (ADS) of Western Kenya, Rural Outreach Programme (ROP), Nature Kenya and Kenya Forest Research Institute (KEFRI).

2.       Establishment of Plant Clinics in western Kenya. The objective of this activity is to compliment the agricultural extension services in the region. The focus is however on plant diseases and insect pests. The project is funded by GIZ western Kenya. It is being implemented in the counties of Bungoma, Kakamega and Siaya.

3.       Efficacy tests on pesticides for fall armyworm control. The project is funded by the Ministry of Agriculture through KALRO. About 30 pesticides are under tests at the Alupe Centre.

4.       Climate Smart Agriculture. This is an initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture to improve food productivity and develop resilient technologies to mitigate effects of climate change. It is being implimented in 24 counties in Kenya, Busia being one of them. It is being funded by World Bank. InBusia county, the project will be implemented in Teso South sub-county (Chakol South and Amukura wards), Butula (Marachi East and Marachi North wards) and Bunyala (Bunyala North and Bunyala South wards).

5.       Soil rehabilitation project. The project is funded by CIAT