Kenya

Main partner

Institute of Insect Physiology and Ecology

Contacts: Dr. Brigitte Nyambo (bnyambo(at)icipe.org, + 254 20 8632000) and Martha Musyoka (mmusyoka(at)icipe.org, +254 20 8632000); P.O. Box 30772-00100, Nairobi, Kenya

The Institute of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) is an organisation based in the tropics whose mission is to help alleviate poverty, ensure food security and improve the overall health status of peoples by developing and extending management tools and strategies for harmful and useful arthropods, while preserving the natural resource base through research and capacity building.

icipe is the local project implementer in Kenya, and it is responsible to execute the project work as agreed upon by the steering committee. In particular, it is responsible that adequate methodologies be used; it implements the specified work plan, monitors the work progress and ensures that work is performed to an adequate quality standard. In addition to its operational responsibilities, icipe actively contributes to and participates in the scientific activities. With regard to its field of expertise, it takes the lead in the issues: processes in and interactions among agricultural pests, diseases, natural antagonistic mechanisms, and above-ground biodiversity.

Institute of Insect Physiology and Ecology

Additional partners

Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute of CIAT

Contact: Dr. Bernard Vanlauwe (b.vanlauwe(at)cgiar.org, +254 29 7224760); P.O. Box 30677-00100, Nairobi, Kenya 

The Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute (TSBF) of CIAT is an autonomous international agricultural research institute directed at the development of sustainable soil fertility management practices. It aims specifically at developing and disseminating to clients strategic principles, concepts, methods and management options for protecting and improving the health and fertility of soils through manipulation of biological processes and the efficient use of soil, water, and nutrient resources in tropical agroecosystems.

Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute

Kenyan Agricultural Research Institute

Contact: Dr. Anne Muriuki (annewmuriuki(at)yahoo.co.uk, +254 20 2055038); P.O.Box 57811- 00200, Nairobi, Kenya

The Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) is a premier national institution bringing together research programmes in food crops, horticultural and industrial crops, livestock and range management, land and water management, and socio-economics. Its mission is to contribute, together with its partners, agricultural innovations and knowledge towards improved livelihoods and commercialization of agriculture through increasing productivity and fostering value-chains while conserving the environment.

Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization

School of Environmental Studies and Human Sciences of Kenyatta University

Contact: Dr. Monica Wanjiku Mucheru (moniquechiku(at)yahoo.com, +254 20 81090119); P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

The School of Environmental Studies and Human Sciences of Kenyatta University (KU) mainly teaches and conducts research over a broad range of areas, crucial to understanding the interactions between the natural and human components of the environment. Therefore, it trains environmental and human scientists and managers, conducts research on key sustainability questions, and interacts with government, communities and other agencies, in finding out and implementing solutions to main environmental problems facing humanity.

Kenyatta University

Kenya Organic Agricultural Network

Contact: Samuel Ndungu (ndungus(at)elci.org, +254 20 2610863); P.O. Box 72461-00200, Nairobi, Kenya

The Kenya Organic Agricultural Network (KOAN) is the National Coordinating body for Organic Agricultural activities. KOAN coordinates, facilitates and provides leadership and professional advisory services to all members and stakeholders in the areas of production, technical training, marketing, certification and policy issues.

Kenya Organic Agricultural Network

Kenyan Institute of Organic Farming

Contact: John Njoroge (kiof(at)iconnect.co.ke, +254 67 2500924264); P.O. Box 34972, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

The Kenyan Institute of Organic Farming (KIOF) is a Non-Governmental Organization promoting rural development and education in the areas of organic agriculture and related marketing services. KIOF mainly works on training small-holder farmers in organic farming methods, using locally available resources and including local indigenous knowledge. KIOF also operates in the Eastern Africa region.

Kenyan Institute of Organic Farming

Responsibilities and contribution of additional partners

TSBF-CIAT, KARI, KU, KOAN and KIOF, as project advisors, support the project coordinator (FiBL) and the project implementer (icipe) in achieving the objectives/outcomes, complying with the donors’ obligations and meeting the commitments towards other project partners. They advise the project in strategic, administrative, operational and/or scientific matters. TSBF-CIAT, KARI and KU actively contribute to and participate mainly in the scientific activities related to the long-term experiments, taking the lead regarding processes in and interactions among soil chemistry, soil physics and soil biology. KARI and KU, as trial hosts, provide land for these experiments and secure the possibility for its long-term use. KOAN and KIOF are two important institutions in the field of organic agriculture in Kenya, thus they are important advisors especially for the PTD activities. KOAN is an important bridge to reach other organic and like-minded organisations, while KIOF has a good outreach to farmers due to its training and extension activities.

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