Research Facilities

ILRI maintains cutting-edge research infrastructure on both of our campuses. Our research teams have acess to world-class biotechnology research facilities, a range of highly specialized laboratories, a gene bank and a large farm.

Mazingira Centre

Why? Agriculture, including livestock as well as crop production, makes up about a third (30%) of the global greenhouse gases that are generated by human activity and warming our planet. About half of these agricultural emissions are caused by deforestation and soil carbon losses; the rest is...

Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health

The Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health ( CTLGH ) supports programs that improve livestock-based livelihoods in the tropics. It is a strategic alliance of ILRI, the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, and Scotland’s Rural College.

ILRI Genebank

Forage diversity activities at ILRI are part of the Feed and Forage Development program. The main objective is to conserve, characterise and maximize the use of the diversity of forage genetic resources held in the genebank. These activities are part of a collaborative project financed through the...

CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance Hub

The CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance Hub, led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), applies a One Health approach to support efforts in low- and middle-income countries to mitigate agriculture-associated antimicrobial resistance risks. The hub contributes to ILRI's Animal and...

Tick Unit

The ILRI Tick Unit has been in existence since 1979 and contributes to animal health research through vaccine development and vector genomics. It can perform controlled animal experiments using up to 16 cattle (the target host for most interventions) simultaneously.

Poultry facility

Incubated Worlds is an advanced poultry research facility that emerged from the ILRI-led project, African Chicken Genetic Gains, an initiative that is tapping the rich genetic diversity found in poultry to provide more opportunities for rural poultry producers—the majority of whom are women—to earn...

Kapiti Research Station

The 13,000-hectare Kapiti plains ranch, located in Machakos County, southern Kenya, was acquired in 1987 by the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases—a predecessor of ILRI—to produce good-quality, disease-free cattle for research purposes, mainly the improved control of East...

One Health Centre in Africa

The goal of the One Health Research, Education and Outreach Centre in Africa is to improve the health of humans, animals and ecosystems through capacity building, strengthening of local, regional and global networks and provision of evidence-based policy advice on One Health in sub-Saharan Africa...