Kenya

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on Kenya. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to Kenya. See ILRI research on other countries

On 29 August 2016, the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) and the International Livestock Research Institute signed a memorandum of agreement that will pave way for deepening their collaboration in agricultural research for development. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Aug/2016
Feed constraints are among the key constraints that smallholder dairy farmers grapple with. Staff of the Mazingira Centre—an environmental research and educational facility of the Kenya-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)—are helping to build the capacity of farmers to improve the productivity of their dairy cows. Continue reading →
Mazingira, Aug/2016
Although environmentally-adapted strains of livestock, are essential to smallholder farmers, there has been a decline in the populations of such breeds, such the 'hardy' Red Massai sheep. A recent poster by scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) emphasizes that through the implementation of various breeding strategies it may be possible to safeguard this drought- and disease-resistant sheep breed, helping increase food security and productivity across southern Kenya Continue reading →
ILRI BioSciences, Aug/2016
A special issue of the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (July 2016) features 12 peer-reviewed articles on aflatoxins in eastern Africa.
AgHealth, Aug/2016
The popular obsession with foreign land grabs is wrong-headed, says Isaac Minde of Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro. If there is a land grab in Africa, it is being done by African urbanites. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Aug/2016
Originally posted on ILRI Clippings: ‘While greenhouse gas emissions of cattle excreta vary by diet, breed and other factors, measurements found that commonly used Tier 1 emission factors consistently overestimated actual emissions. Cattle keeping in Kenya (photo credit: CCAFS/C Schubert). Cattle keeping in South Africa (photo via StormSignal on Flickr). ‘Using the state-of-the-art laboratory established…
Mazingira, Jul/2016
Using the state-of-the-art laboratory established in 2015 in Nairobi called the Mazingira Center, scientists are measuring greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture in Africa, key to improving the accuracy of emissions data for both national reporting and mitigation. Already, scientists found that Tier 1 emission factors established by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) overestimate both methane and nitrous oxide emissions from cattle excreta, given typical smallhoder practices in Eastern Africa. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jul/2016
Improving the value of livestock and its productivity through better animal disease surveillance and improved healthcare for animals is one of the key goals of the Feed the Future Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) program. Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , Jul/2016
Since early 2016, AVCD dairy has been working to facilitate farmers’ awareness on the availability and access to ECF vaccines. ILRI has partnered with the county government to expand the distributional reach of the vaccine and improve vaccine delivery. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jul/2016
To address the totality of nutrition (including equal distribution and uptake of nutritional foods) and encourage sustainable practices and consumption patterns, AVCD dairy is implementing behavior change communication strategies to the nutritional status of women and children in Kenya. Continue reading →
ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Jul/2016

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Abdisemet Bulle Osman
AVCD Field Coordinator, Wajir
Adan Abdi
Field Coordinator
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Brenda Wandera Gache
Market and Capacity Development Manager
David Pelster
Research Scientist
Desmond Kirui Rono
Research technician
Dr. Victoria Kyallo
Project Manager - Urban Zoo project
Duncan Collins Khalai
Market and Capacity Development Specialist
Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist
Emmanuel Mwau M.
Research Assistant

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People working on Kenya

Abdisemet Bulle Osman
AVCD Field Coordinator, Wajir
Adan Abdi
Field Coordinator
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Brenda Wandera Gache
Market and Capacity Development Manager
David Pelster
Research Scientist
Desmond Kirui Rono
Research technician
Dr. Victoria Kyallo
Project Manager - Urban Zoo project
Duncan Collins Khalai
Market and Capacity Development Specialist

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