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

Prepared for the ILRI-BecA Hub 15 year event on 3 February 2016, this poster explains ways research in the Hub aims to increase availability of quality forage in the program areas of Kenya and Rwanda through the development and promotion of drought and low fertility adapted Brachiaria grass varieties. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Feb/2016

A new Rift Valley fever risk map for Kenya will be an important tool for developing prevention and control measures against the disease.

AgHealth, Feb/2016

Steve Staal, who for the past 15 months has served the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Los Baños, the Philippines, as regional representative for East and South Asia, this month takes up leadership of ILRI's Policy, Trade and Value Chains program and is now based in Nairobi. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2016

Partnering with members of group saving and loans organizations (GSLs) may be an effective way of undertaking extension work on index-based livestock insurance (IBLI). These are the findings of the latest ILRI research brief on Integrating index-based livestock insurance with community savings and loan groups in northern Kenya. Continue reading

IBLI, Jan/2016

Kenya Veterinary Association welcome you to submit your abstracts for the Annual Scientific Conference to be held in Meru from 27- 30 April, 2016. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2016

African camels could hold important clues to controlling the potential spread of a respiratory disease transmitted by the animals. For many years African camels have lived with the disease and the risk of it spreading to humans is still low. But more research is necessary to understand the disease better. This is even more important given the confirmation that the chains of transmission of the human Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection originated from contact with camels. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2016

The Urban Zoo project is visiting 99 households across Nairobi, rich and poor, with livestock and without. They’re taking samples from people, their animals, and whatever wildlife they can find nearby (and catch): storks, mice, bats, et cetera. They’re sampling the ground around homes, yards and livestock pens with white paper booties. 'The aim, says University of Liverpool veterinarian Judy Bettridge, is “to try and understand on a small scale how those bacteria are shared” among each household’s people, livestock and environment. “And then when we scale it up, are the bacteria here being shared with the household that’s 50 meters over there? Or 100 meters over there? So, how far can they actually spread?” . . . Continue reading ...

ILRI clippings, Dec/2015

In case you missed it, earlier this year, Washington Post food–science columnist Tamar Haspel served up an interesting story in The Plate, a blog of National Geographic's Future of Food series. Her story's about a long-term research project's attempt to develop disease-resistant cattle for African farmers. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Dec/2015

Despite numerous training programs delivered by governmental and non-government organizations in the arid and semi-arid land areas of Kenya and Ethiopia, little research has focused what forms of training are most effective and with which audiences. It is generally believed that mobile learning will be an effective pedagogic tool, given the high levels of mobile phone penetration in Kenya and the need to reinforce knowledge classroom-acquired knowledge through repetition over time. Continue reading

IBLI, Dec/2015

With global mobile technology growing exponentially, the opportunities for resource- and infrastructure-poor countries to rapidly expand learning are huge. Two projects managed by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)—mNutrition and Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI)—have seized this opportunity and developed mobile technology solutions to challenges they encountered. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Dec/2015

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Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Brenda Wandera Gache
Market and Capacity Development Manager
David Pelster
Research Scientist
Desmond Kirui Rono
Research technician
Diana Ndunge Muia
ICT Helpdesk Administrator
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

Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Brenda Wandera Gache
Market and Capacity Development Manager
David Pelster
Research Scientist
Desmond Kirui Rono
Research technician
Diana Ndunge Muia
ICT Helpdesk Administrator
Dr. Victoria Kyallo
Project Manager - Urban Zoo project
Duncan Collins Khalai
Market and Capacity Development Specialist

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