The Institute‘s main focus is research on the development of improved clones, appropriate technologies for improvement of yield (quantity of green tea leaf/made tea per hectare) and quality, tea products diversification, value addition, and Tea and health. The Institute is located in Kericho County, about 12 km from Kericho town along Kericho-Nakuru Road. It has centres in Kericho and Kangaita.
The Institute’s mandate is to promote research and investigate problems related to tea and such other crops and system of husbandry as are associated with tea throughout the country. The Institute has the following broad objectives:
a) To improve and sustain productivity and quality of tea in the smallholder and large estate sub-sector.
b) To enhance the quality of processed tea.
c) To promote product diversification and value addition in the Kenyan tea industry.
d) To promote sustainable management and conservation of tea ecosystems.
e) To enhance technology transfer and adoption.
f) To improve the corporate image of the Foundation.
g) To enhance partnerships and linkages.
Tea Research Institute,
Off Kericho-Nakuru Road,
P.O Box 820 – 20200, Kericho, Kenya.
Tel.: +254-52-20598, 20599, +254-722-209915
Fax: +254-52-20575, Email: email@example.com; Website: www.kalro.org