Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization

The goal of the Kenyan Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KARLO) is to contribute to the growth of Kenya’s agricultural sector through research coordination and regulation; technology and innovation development; and catalyze transfer and utilization of agricultural research outputs.

The mandate of KALRO is to:

  • promote, streamline, coordinate and regulate in Kenya research in crops, livestock, genetic resources, and biotechnology;
  • promote, streamline, coordinate and regulate research in crops and animal diseases; and
  • expedite equitable  access  to  research  information,  resources, and technology and promote the application of the research findings and technology in the field of agriculture.

KALRO will be guided by the following core values in its operations:

  1. Customer orientation: the central focus of KALRO is to provide timely and responsive demand-driven research interventions aimed at addressing the needs
    of the customers within the agricultural sector. KALRO will achieve this by maintaining a culture that promotes responsiveness to customer needs.
  2. Professionalism: KALRO will uphold high standards of excellence in the provision of services to their customers. One of the hallmarks of excellence is the 40 Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization integrity and ethics in all areas of operation. In this regard, KALRO’s research outputs and recommendations will adhere to the highest standards of scientific rigor, ethics, and sound evidence base.
  3. Innovativeness: KALRO recognizes the need for innovation in order to be responsive to the agricultural sector challenges. In this regard, KALRO commits
    to develop flexible and integrated solutions in tandem with the needs of customers and stakeholders.
  4. Collaboration: Given the multi-stakeholder interest that the agricultural sector attracts, KALRO is expected to collaborate and forge partnerships for the
    development of the sector in Kenya and beyond. KALRO will therefore endeavor to create beneficial opportunities for agricultural research and development.
  5. Environmental consciousness: KALRO will ensure that the environment is conserved while discharging its mandate.
  6. Integrity: KALRO is committed to ethical delivery of its mandate to all stakeholders.

Strategic Objectives:

  1. To improve crop production, productivity, and utilization.
  2. To improve livestock production, productivity, and products utilization
  3. To develop environmental-friendly technologies and natural resource systems for sustainability
  4. To develop appropriate agricultural machinery and equipment/implements
  5. To support and promote the use of biotechnology applications in agricultural development

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