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

The book, Food Safety and Informal Markets: Animal Products in Sub-Saharan Africa, based on ILRI-led research, is now open access. Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Jul/2015

To improve interventions in food systems of the urban poor, scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are investigating urban food and nutritional choices in two slums in Nairobi, Kenya. Their aim is to develop interventions that help people make food choices that improve their nutrition while staying within their low household food budgets and access. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2015

The first scientist of two scientists to make a short presentation to Sir Mark Walport, the UK chief scientific adviser, on his 15 Jul 2015 visit to the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Nairobi, Kenya, was Eric Fèvre, a veterinary epidemiologist and joint appointee at ILRI and the Institute of Infection and Global Health at the University of Liverpool. Fèvre manages several field-oriented research projects on neglected zoonoses on behalf of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2015

Recently, there has been much excitement around the use of index-based insurance as an alternative to conventional insurance products that may extend the rural poor’s access to formal insurance coverage in developing countries. Index insurance provides indemnity payments based on a signal that is related to covariate losses rather than actual and observed individual losses. Continue reading

IBLI, Jul/2015

On Wednesday 15 Jul, Sir Mark Walport, the UK's chief scientific advisor, will visit the Nairobi headquarters of ILRI, tour its state-of-the-art Biosciences eastern and central Africa-ILRI Hub laboratories, and have lunch and discussions with ILRI directors and scientists. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2015

A 9 June 2015 IBLI workshop discussed how cross-sector partnerships can be harnessed to foster policy innovations for the pastoralist rangelands. Continue reading

IBLI, Jul/2015

Smallholder farmers and pastoral herders in East Africa are the target of an ongoing joint project of ILRI, the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2015

The Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) program represents a fruitful cross-sector partnership, bringing together academic researchers, policymakers, private sector partners, NGOs and other stakeholders to develop an innovation to improve livelihoods on the pastoralist rangelands of East Africa. How will this innovative partnership continue to evolve as IBLI looks to scale, and what possibilities are there … Continue reading

IBLI, Jun/2015

This workshop was held on June 10 and 11 2015 , at the John Vercoe (JVC) Auditorium International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Nairobi, Kenya The Academic Workshop provided a forum to showcase the research work that is ongoing in and around IBLI on behavior and welfare and drivers of change that affect the pastoral community … Continue reading

IBLI, Jun/2015

K24 Journalist Violet Otindo highlights the changing fortunes of dairy farmers using Brachiaria grasses to feed their animals in Kenya. Preliminary data from dairy farmers participating in on-farm evaluations of Brachiaria grasses in Kenya shows that the nutritious grasses contribute to increased milk production. The on-going research program on Climate-smart Brachiaria Grasses to Increase  Livestock [...]

Beca-ILRI Hub, Jun/2015

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Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Brenda Wandera Gache
Market and Capacity Development Manager
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
Erick Rutto
Research Technician III-Data Systems

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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
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

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