Applied Research

Applied Research to develop new TIMPs based on gaps

The aim of Component 2 of the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) is to Strengthen Climate Smart Agricultural Research and Seed Systems. One of the ways to strengthen research is to develop new TIMPs based on identified research gaps.

KALRO and partners from NARS are implementing the following projects to develop new TIMPS. The projects cut across the crops, livestock, aquaculture, land water and agroforestry and socioeconomics thematic areas.

APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Livestock projects (Red meat, Dairy, Indigenous chicken, aquaculture and honey value chains)

No

Title

Principal Investigator/coPI

Institution(s)

Budget

Start Date

End Date

1

Use of Climate smart beehives to reduce bee absconding and increase honey production in Siaya County

Dr. Remy Tuey

KALRO ARI Perkerra

5,002,761

April 2020

Nov 2021

2

Development of insect-based feed rations and associated technologies for enhanced productivity, income and resilience of fish farming

Mr. Naftali Kanegeni

KALRO DRI Ol Joro Orok

4,328,902

April 2020

Nov 2021

Dr. Kiplangat Ngeno

Egerton University

3,177,808

April 2020

Nov 2021

3

Use of locally available aquatic macrophytes as sustainable ingredients for fish feeds for rural Aquaculture

Dr. Mary Opiyo

KMFRI Sagana

4,406,500

April 2020

Dec 2021

4

Domestication and breeding of indigenous tilapiine species for food and nutrition Security

Dr. Elijah Kembenya

KMFRI Sangoro

4,747,931

April 2020

Dec 2021

5

Development and promotion of consumption of novel nutrient-rich fish products for food and nutritional security

Dr. Cecilia Muthoni

KMFRI Kegati

4,999,147

April 2020

Dec 2021

6

Enhancing fish health management strategies for climate smart aquaculture in Kenya

Dr. Geraldine  Matolla

University of Eldoret

4,998,780

April 2020

Nov 2021

7

Use of locally isolated probiotics to reduce off-flavours in intensive tilapia culture systems

Dr. Geoffrey  Ong’ondo

Egerton University

4,829,730

April 2020

Nov 2021

8

Improvement of crop residues: use of crop residue based spent mushroom substrate as livestock feed

Prof. Charles K.  Gachuiri

University of Nairobi

4,757,642

April 2020

Oct 2021

9

Climate smart dairy goat husbandry support systems for improved livelihoods of small scale dairy farmers

Mr. Joseph Kiura

KALRO DRI Naivasha

4,975,050

April 2020

Dec 2021

10

Development of  disease resistant Napier grass for sustainable dairy production

Mr. John Irungu

KALRO BiORI Kabete

4,894,187

April 2020

Dec 2021

11

Development of a three face mobile application to support county artificial insemination subsidy programs and improve efficiency

Dr. Moses Olum

KALRO VSRI Muguga

4,971,900

April 2020

Sept 2021

12

Implementation of climate smart dairy goat breeding programs for smallholder farming systems

Dr. Evans Ilatsia

KALRO DRI Naivasha

3,821,060

April 2020

June 2021

13

Evaluation and validation of KALRO maize hybrids and genotypes for fodder quality traits to mitigate climate change

Mr. Bornface Juma Awalla

KALRO FCRI Kitale

1,700,000

April 2020

Dec 2021

14

Evaluation and promotion of feed rations for sustainable improvement of dairy productivity by smallholders in Kenya

Dr. John Muia

KALRO DRI Naivasha

4,995,405

April 2020

Nov 2021

15

A one health approach to understanding the epidemiology of emerging zoonotic viral diseases in changing climates

Dr. Rosemary Ngotho

KALRO VSRI Muguga

5,000,000

April 2020

Nov 2021

16

Assessing the impact of ECF immunization on the beef and dairy value chains in selected Counties in Kenya

Mr. Samuel Omwenga

KALRO VSRI Muguga

4,709,379

April 2020

Sept 2021

17

Development of subunit vaccine against Rift Valley Fever Virus

Dr. Yatinder S. Binepal

KALRO BiORi Kabete

4,986,850

April 2020

Nov 2021

18

Development of an improved probiotic using lactic acid bacterial  for enhanced production and reduction of methane gas

Dr. Willis Adero

KALRO BiORi Kabete

4,737,400

April 2020

Dec 2021

19

Pastoral feed supplementation and microbial quality of milk and meat products consumed by  households in northern Kenya

Mr. Amos Adongo

KALRO Marsabit

4,006,000

April 2020

Dec 2021

20

Development of authentic veterinary vaccine delivery model in Kenya for improved livestock productivity against camel mastitis for improved camel productivity

Dr. Monicah  Maichomo

KALRO VSRI Muguga

4,998,000

April 2020

Dec 2021

21

Development and testing of a bivalent vaccine against Newcastle disease and Infectious bursal disease in Indigenous chicken

Dr. Irene Ogali

KALRO VSRI Muguga

4,999,650

April 2020

Nov 2021

22

Development and conservation of improved indigenous chicken breed lines for enhanced meat and egg production

Dr. Evans Ilatsi

KALRO DRI Naivasha

3,502,290

April 2020

April 2021

23

Formulation, testing and promotion of feed rations for improved indigenous chicken breeds under intensive/semi-intensive production systems in Eastern Kenya

Dr. Innocent Kariuki

KALRO FCRC Muguga

3,499,800

April 2020

Nov 2021

24

Development of climate smart range grasses for improved livestock productivity in the Kenyan ASALs

Mr. Bosco Kidake

KALRO ALRI Kiboko

3,594,065

April 2020

Nov 2021

25

Opuntia ficus-indica, an emerging animal feeding strategy for drought prone counties in Kenya.

Mr. John Irungu

KALRO BIoRI Kabete

4,672,164

April 2020

Dec 2021

26

Evaluation of bio-fortified encroacher Bush species-based alternative feed supplements as COVID-19 adaptation strategy in rangeland feedlot systems

Ms. Margaret Syomiti

KALRO SGCRI Buchuma

3,936,130

April 2020

Dec 2021

27

Enhancing production of quality Chloris roxburghiana, a climate smart forage for the beef value chain in the ASALs

Dr. Everlyne Kirwa

KALRO GeRRI Muguga

3,989,244

April 2020

Dec 2021

28

Evaluation and testing of feed lot rations suitable for the Arid and Semi-arid Lands of Kenya

Mr. Isako Tura

KALRO BRI Lanet

4,508,350

April 2020

Nov 2021

29

Effect of sorghum legume cropping system on nutritive fodder production and silage quality in Makueni

Mr. David  Musyimi

KALRO ALRI Kiboko

1,845,083

April 2020

Oct 2021

30

Assessing greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration potentials of different varieties of  indigenous range grasses in Makueni

Ms. Anastacia Maweu

KALRO ALRI Kiboko

1,997,080

April 2020

Nov 2021

31

Climate responsive low-input grazed production systems project for ASALs in Kenya (CRASAL)

Dr. Mathew Gicheha

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology

4,771,935

April 2020

Dec 2021

32

Feeding camel calves with locally available plant-based milk replacer for enhanced performance in Kenya

Mr. Isako Tura

KALRO BRI Lanet

4,510,800

April 2020

Dec 2021

33

Development of a climate smart vaccine against camel mastitis for Improved camel  productivity in the ASALs

Dr. Monicah Maichomo

KALRO VSRI Muguga

4,852,000

April 2020

Oct 2021

34

Molecular Epidemiology of MERS-CoV disease in relation to gut health and the host genomic diversity among camel breeds in Kenya

Dr. Sheila Ommeh

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology

4,999,550

April 2020

Dec 2021

35

Development of subunit vaccine and diagnostic tests of Camelpox virus for increased camel production.

Dr. Yatinder S. Binepal

KALRO BiORI Kabete

4,012,200

April 2020

Dec 2021

36

Breeding black soldier fly for biological control of multi-drug resistant parasites and microbes, and recycling of sheep manure.

Dr. Lawrence  Bett

University of Nairobi

4,999,995

April 2020

Dec 2021

37

Testing the efficacy of pasture enclosure for finishing goats/sheep in ASAL areas of northern Kenya

Dr. Golicha  Duba

KALRO SG&CRI Marsabit

4,963,500

April 2020

Dec 2021

38

 Formulation and testing meat goat finishing rations for immature  stock in Kenya’s rangelands

Ms. Margaret Syomiti

KALRO SG&CRI Buchuma

4,271,905

April 2020

Dec 2021

39

Development of  diagnostic tests and sub unit vaccine for Pestes des petits ruminants (PPR)

Dr. Yatinder S. Binepal

KALRO BiORI Kabete

4,966,200

April 2020

Dec 2021

40

Enriching Tinospora caffra root tubers as dry season feed supplements for pastoral goats in northern Kenya

Mr. Bulle Debasso

KALRO SG&CRI Marsabit

4,874,310

April 2020

Nov 2021

41

Evaluating small ruminants performance fed on range grass-legume-mixed Swards in a Feedlot System in Makueni County

Mr. Bernard Korir

KALRO ALRI Kiboko

4,271,850

April 2020

Nov 2021

42

development of a universal protein-based vaccine for effective control of Contagious caprine pleuro-pneumonia in Kenya

Dr. Alexander Kipronoh

KALRO VSRI Muguga

5,000,000

April 2020

Nov 2021

APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Livestock projects (Red meat, Dairy, Indigenous chicken, aquaculture and honey value chains)

Crops projects

Land, water and agroforestry projects

Socioeconomics projects