KALRO Food Crops Research Institute headquarters is located in Kitale ((1° 0' N, 35° 7' E) in Trans Nzoia County about 70 km from Eldoret town three kilometers from Kitale town towards Kitale-Webuye road. It can also be accessed through Kitale-Kisawai road. Kitale is an agricultural town is situated between Mount Elgon and Cherangani hills at an elevation of 1,900 m (6,200 ft) above sea level with mean temperature of 24°C and an average annual rainfall of 1300 mm.