The Embassy in Nairobi has awarded funding of €1 million over 30 months under the Ireland-Kenya Agri-food Strategy (2017-2021) for a project entitled Climate Smart Research and Innovation for Livestock Development in Kenya with a focus on Dairying. This unique proof-of-concept project focusing on the roles of genetics and fodder in sustainable dairy farming commenced on 1st October 2019.
The consortium delivering the project is being led by Teagasc, in partnership with its Kenyan counterpart, the Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO). Project support will be provided by Self Help Africa, Sustainable Food Systems Ireland (SFSI) and Greenfield International. The team will work closely with Brookside Dairy Ltd. (Kenya’s largest dairy processor) and a number of smaller dairy co-operatives, as well as the County Extension Services. More here: Climate Smart Research and Innovation for Livestock Development in Kenya with a focus on Dairying (PDF)
Teagasc signed an MoU with the Kenyan Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) (www.kalro.org) in January 2015. Under this agreement, Teagasc has been working with KALRO to provide capacity building services to KALRO staff. Following a visit to Ireland by the Director and Deputy Director of KALRO, discussions are progressing on extending the scope of the MoU.