The Institute’s main focus is on conserving plant, animal and microbial genetic resources. The Institute is located at Muguga South, 28 km from Nairobi, in Kiambu County. It has a centre in Muguga.
The mandate of the Institute is to conserve plant, animal and microbial genetic resources through germplasm collection, characterization, evaluation and generation of genetic materials. The Institute has the following broad
a) To document and disseminate plant genetic resources and data,
b) To build capacity and catalyze the development of policies governing the conservation and use of animal, plant and microbial genetic resources.
c) To generate knowledge, technologies and innovations for effective conservation and utilization of plant, animal and microbial genetic resources
d) Identify production, policy, market, processing and utilisation constraints in plant, animal and microbial germplasm in Agriculture and Livestock.
e) Identify and disseminate appropriate plant, animal and microbial genetic resources in collaboration with national, regional and international institutions.
f) To raise the profile of plant, animal and microbial genetic resources and their potential in contributing to food security and agricultural resilience in the face of climate change
Genetic Resources Research Institute (GeRRI)
P.O. Box 781 – 00902
Tel: 020 2025539
email: email@example.com; Website: www.kalro.org