Seed Systems

Building Competitive and Sustainable Seed Systems

Sub-Component 2.2 of the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) is aimed at financing crops, livestock and aquaculture breeding programs through financing interventions in: (i)    production and maintenance of early generation seed and promoting improved seed, especially of high-value traditional crops and (ii) strengthening seed, breed, and fingerling production system among others.

On-going production and maintenance and multiplication of vegetative planting materials.

Seed System Research – On-going production of Seed, breeds and fingerling

 

No

Title

Lead Scientist

Institution(s)

Budget

Start Date

End Date

1

Multiplication and delivery of Brachiaria and forage Sorghum germplasm in arid and semi-arid counties of coastal Kenya

Mr. Changawa Mambo

KALRO Msabaha

7,000,000

April 2020

April 2021

2

Range pasture seed (Cenchrus ciliaris, Enteropogon macrostachyus and Eragrostis superba) multiplication at KALRO-Kiboko

Mr. Kidake Bosco K.

KALRO Kiboko

4,665,958

April 2020

Dec 2021

3

Multiplication, delivery and commercialization of improved forage feed resources (Brachiaria and Forage Sorghum )in Busia and Siaya Counties in Western Kenya

Dr. George Ayaga

KALRO Alupe

7,000,000

April 2020

Jan 2022

4

Development of competitive and sustainable forage seed ( Brachiaria,  Sweet Lupin, Sorghum  Oats, Rhodes grass) systems for dairy farming stakeholders in North Rift Kenya.

Dr. Mary N. Koech

KALRO Kitale

7,000,000

April 2020

Jan 2022

5

Bulking and distribution of improved selected fodders germplasm materials (Brachiaria grass, Napier canes, fodder sweet potato vines, Lupins legumes seeds and oat grass) to selected livestock producing counties.

Mr. Naftali N. Kanegeni

KALRO Oljororok

          5,262,576

April 2020

Jan 2022

6

Pasture and seed (Sweet white lupin (Lupinus albus L.)  germplasm multiplication

Dr. Nelson Kidula

KALRO Kisii

 5,414,682

April 2020

Jan 2022

7

Development of competitive and sustainable forage seed  (Napier grass, sweet lupins, dual purpose sorghum, Brachiaria grass and Rhodes grass) systems for dairy farming stakeholders in Kenya

Mr. William Ayako

KALRO-Naivasha

           8,960,100

April 2020

Jan 2022

8

Pasture and seed germplasm (Napier and Brachiaria grasses) multiplication at KALRO-Kakamega

Dr. Joseph Munyasi

KALRO Kakamega

6,996,000

April 2020

Jan 2022

9

Pasture and seed germplasm (Brachiaria, fodder sorghum and sweet potato vines) multiplication-KALRO Lanet

Dr. Naftali  Ondabu

KALRO-Lanet

 6,513,000

April 2020

Jan 2022

10

Fish seed (catfish, tilapia and trout) multiplication and distribution among small holder farmers in selected counties in Kenya

Mr. Sambu  Saitoti

KALRO Oljororok

`3,900,000

April 2020

Dec 2021

11

Fish Fingerling {(Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), African catfish (Clarias gariepinus), Ningu (Labeo victorianus)}multiplication and distribution among smallholder farmers in selected counties in Kenya

Dr. Paul Orina

KMFRI Kegati

4,700,000

April 2020

Dec 2021

12

Fish fingerling {(Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), African catfish (Clarias gariepinus), Ningu (Labeo victorianus)} multiplication and distribution among smallholder farmers in selected counties in Kenya

Dr. Kevin Obiero

KMFRI Sangoro

  20,869,200

April 2020

Dec 2021

13

 Fish Fingerling {( Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), African catfish (Clarias gariepinus), Ningu (Labeo victorianus)} multiplication and distribution among smallholder farmers in selected counties in Kenya

Dr. Jonathan Munguti

KMFRI Sagana

12,235,800

April 2020

Dec 2021

14

Dairy goat germplasm multiplication and distribution

Ms. Ruth Wainena

KALRO-Naivasha

   19,704,440

April 2020

Jan 2022

15

Indigenous chicken multiplication and distribution

Mr. Peter Alaru

KALRO-Naivasha

13,480,575

April 2020

Jan 2022

16

Multiplication and delivery of improved Sahiwal cattle, selected exotics and their crosses for dairy production in low to medium potential areas

Dr. Evans Ilatsia

KALRO-Naivasha

  25,584,960

April 2020

Jan 2022

17

Indigenous chicken multiplication and distribution

Dr. Ludovicus Okitoi

KALRO-Kakamega

8,090,400

April 2020

Jan 2022

18

Parent stock livestock germplasm production, preservation and distribution

Dr. David K. Kios

KAGRC

42,904,620

April 2020

Jan 2022

19

Meat sheep production-Red Maasai Community multiplication programmes

Mr. Ole Pulei Richard Nakeel

KALRO-Transmara

4,065,800

April 2020

Jan 2022

20

Beef cattle germplasm multiplication of Boran and Boran crosses

Mr. Tura Isako

KALRO-Lanet

5,153,830

April 2020

Dec 2021

21

Dairy camel germplasm development and multiplication

Dr. Kipkemoi Changwony

KALRO-Marsabit

8,689,653

April 2020

Jan 2022

22

Multiplication of Galla meat goats for arid and semi-arid lands

Ms. Margaret Syomiti

KALRO-Buchuma

5,485,260

April 2020

Jan 2022