Industrial Crops Research Institute is located at Mtwapa in Kilifi County. The Institute has 4 Centres and one Sub Centre. Industrial Crops Research Centre (ICRC), Mtwapa serves as the headquarters of the Institute with a two tier Secretariat that runs the Centre and the Institute respectively. ICRC Mtwapa has a Sub-Centre at Kikoneni in Lamu County. The other Centres are ICRC, Mwea located in Kirinyaga County, ICRC Molo located in Nakuru County and ICRC Sericultulture located at Kandara, in Murang’a County. The mandate crops for the Institute are coconut, cashewnuts, bixa, cotton, sisal, kenaf, jute and pyrethrum. The National Sericulture Research Centre is devoted for specialized research in rearing silkworms for production of silk. The Institute is also promoting adoption of palm oil and cocoa.
Institute’s Mission Statement
To generate and disseminate industrial crops based knowledge, innovative technologies and services that respond to clientele demands, for sustainable livelihood.
a. To generate and promote technologies and innovations for demand-driven industrial crops product value chains.
b. To develop and promote markets and marketing strategies for industrial crops product value chains.
c. To facilitate and advocate policy option for enhancing demand-driven industrial crops product value-chains.
d. To strengthen the capacity for implementing industrial crops value chains research.
e. To enhance availability of knowledge, information, and technologies on industrial crops product value chain research.
Industrial Crops Research Institute,
P O Box 16-80109, Mtwapa, Kenya.
Tel +254 20-2024751; +254 20-2107534
E mail: email@example.com; Website: www.kalro.org