The Institute focuses on laboratory-based biotechnology as a complimentary tool of research for improved food production and processing efficiency. The Institute is situated at Muguga, Kiambu County, approximately 40 km from Nairobi off Nakuru-Nairobi Highway. It has centres in Biotech and NARL Kabete.
The Institute’s mandate is to generate and promote animal, plant and environmental biotechnology knowledge, information and technologies that respond to clients’ demands and opportunities. The Institute has the following
a) To generate and promote agricultural biotechnologies and innovations for demand driven agricultural product value chain
b) To develop and promote markets and marketing strategies for agricultural biotechnology product value chains
c) To facilitate and advocate policy options for enhancing demand-driven agricultural biotechnology value chains research.
d) To enhance availability of knowledge, information and technologies on agricultural biotechnology product value chain research
Biotechnology Research Institute, KALRO
P.O Box 362-00902 Kikuyu
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.kalro.org