Research Facilities

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

Poultry facility

Incubated Worlds is an advanced poultry research facility that emerged from the ILRI-led project, African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG), 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—...

CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance Hub

The CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance Hub, led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), applies a One Health approach to support the efforts of low- and middle-income countries in controlling agriculture-associated antimicrobial resistance risks, through promoting and facilitating...

Tick Unit

The Tick Unit, which is also referred to as the vector lab has been in existence since 1979. The unit is instrumental to past and present ILRI contributions to animal health research through vaccine development and vector genomics. The unit has the ability to perform controlled animal experiments...

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. The dairy genomics program The dairy...

ILRI Genebank

Forage diversity activities at ILRI are part of the Feed and Forages Biosciences program. The main objective is to conserve, study and maximize uses of the biodiversity of forage genetic resources. These activities are part of collaborative work financed through the CGIAR Genebank Platform. They...

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...

Kapiti Research Station

Kapiti ranch 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...