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

Annie Cook is a veterinary epidemiologist which means she investigates the behaviour of diseases in animal populations. I am particularly interested in zoonoses: diseases that pass from animals to people.

AgHealth, Oct/2014

Inspecting a pig’s health in Busia, western Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Charlie Pye-Smith). ‘Occurrence of African swine fever (ASF) was reported in almost half of the countries that make up the African continent in 2012. This transboundary animal disease (TAD) can have a powerful negative impact on a nation’s economy and social structures. It causes major … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Oct/2014

Using data from satellite imagery, insurers can assess the impact of drought on the vegetation that livestock need to survive. Could this be a lifeline for Kenyan farmers? Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

On Wednesday 1 Oct 2014, ILRI will host a high-profile conference in Nairobi on livestock’s contribution to sustainable food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Sep/2014

Tropentag is a major annual conference on tropical agriculture in Central Europe. This year, to mark 40 years of international livestock research, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) held a side event at the conference to showcase its work. A poster on the Safe Food, Fair Food project was presented during a special ILRI poster … Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Sep/2014

A study by 12 Kenyan and UK institutions, including the University of Liverpool, ILRI and the University of Nairobi, is investigating the role of urbanization in the origin and spread of zoonotic pathogens in Nairobi. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

Update on ILRI Nairobi national staff appointments July–August 2014. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Sep/2014

About 80% of Kenya’s land is arid or semi-arid lands (ASAL) with the main livelihoods being pastoral, agro-pastoral and subsistence agriculture. Farmers and herders in these areas, among the poorest in the country, suffer from a weak natural resource base in addition to weak institutions and infrastructure. In such cases droughts act as a covariate shock … Continue reading

IBLI, Sep/2014

The Rift Valley fever virus is a mosquito-borne pathogen that causes explosive outbreaks of severe human and livestock disease in Africa and Arabian Peninsula. The rapid evolution of outbreaks of Rift Valley fever generates exceptional challenges in its mitigation and control. A decision-support tool for prevention and control of Rift Valley fever in the Greater Horn of Africa identifies a series of events that indicates increasing risk of an outbreak and matches interventions to each event.

AgHealth, Sep/2014

This poster, prepared for the Tropentag 2014 conference, presents findings of a situation analysis of animal health and its implication on food safety in Kenya and Tanzania.

AgHealth, Sep/2014

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Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Angeline N Wafula
Knowledge Sharing and Communications Officer
Desmond Kirui Rono
Research technician
Diana Ndunge Muia
ICT Helpdesk Administrator
Duncan Collins Khalai
Market and Capacity Development Specialist
Erick Rutto
Research Technician III-Data Systems
Evelyn Namvua Katingi
Information and Communications Officer, KMIS
Fiona Flintan
Rangelands Governance Scientist
Florence Mutua
post doctoral scientist

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People working on Kenya

Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Angeline N Wafula
Knowledge Sharing and Communications Officer
Desmond Kirui Rono
Research technician
Diana Ndunge Muia
ICT Helpdesk Administrator
Duncan Collins Khalai
Market and Capacity Development Specialist
Erick Rutto
Research Technician III-Data Systems
Evelyn Namvua Katingi
Information and Communications Officer, KMIS

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