Historial background

The Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), Food Crops Research Centre Njoro is located 20 Km South West of Nakuru town in Western rim of Rift Valley. It's in Njoro Sub-County of Nakuru County 200 Km from Nairobi at an altitude of 2120 metres above sea level.

KALRO Njoro has a long history of food crops research, infact one of the oldest in the country. It was established in 1927 for the management of wheat rust diseases, following introduction of wheat in the country earlier in the century. Since then, the Centre has steadily grown to host a world class level phenotyping platform for the rust diseases and has expanded its research components to include research in oil crops, in tubers and roots and in agronomy, soil and water management, integrated pest and disease management, and socio-economics.