KALRO gives avocado farmers reason to smile with the launch of new mobile app

KALRO Avocado Varieties

They include legume seeds, sweet potato vines, cassava cuttings and brachiaria splits, which are hard to find in local agrovets. Quality seeds are a prerequisite for achieving higher yields

KALRO certified seeds

"Hardy meat goats with potential for milk production. Does can reach 45kgs liveweight and bucks 60kgs. Capable of producing 1 litre of milk per day."

Dairy and Beef farming

Green gram (Vigna radiata) belonging to the Fabaceae family is an annual leguminous crop which is grown for its seeds, which are a high source of nutrients.

Green Gram Production

Camel Research and development in Kenya

For camels there are no organic guidelines and regulation, however the organic principles should be respected, kept and practiced.

KEMFRI Fishery Aquaculture

Aquaculture: Pathway to food security in Kenya...by Andrew Marriott and Odipo Osano


The call KALRO  is  now  inviting  interested  entities  and  organizations  working  with  small-holder  farmers, pastoralists  and  fisher-folk  to  submit  proposals  to  upscale  and  promote  adoption  of  existing  proven  and climate  smart  technologies  that  have  been  developed  by  KALRO  and  its  partners.  Proposals  that  are innovative,  need  based  and  promote  agribusiness  along  the  value  chain  continuum  from  pre-production, production, processing, storage, trading, logistics and consumption have the highest chance of winning. It is expected that actions under this call will strengthen capacity of rural communities to access and adopt technologies and subsequently result in increased production, job creation and incomes.  Priority value chains and technologies for upscaling

Lot 1:4 New High Nutrient rich and high yielding bean varieties - Angaza, Metameta, Nyota and Faida (Developed at KALRO Katumani) 

Lot 2:3 New High yielding Green Gram Varieties - Ndengu Tosha, Biashara and Karembo (Developed at KALRO Katumani)

Lot 3:2 New Grain Amaranth Varieties - TerereSmart and KATGOLD – developed at Kalro Katumani

Lot 4:1 New White Sorghum Variety (KM32-1) for food and with high malting quality (developed at KALRO Katumani)

Lot 5:5 New cowpea varieties resistant to parasitic weeds - Tumaini, Tamu, Soko, Faulu and Kat-Kunde (Developed at KALRO Katumani)

Lot 6: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) technologies for control of fruit fly and seed weevil in mangoes (Developed at KALRO Kandara)

Lot 7: Integrated Management technologies for control of pests and disease losses in Avocados (Developed at KALRO Kandara)

Lot 8: Improved Cashewnut production and management technologies (developed at KALRO Mtwapa)

Lot 9: Improved fish rearing technologies (Developed at KMFRI Sagana)

Lot 10: Improved Small ruminant technologies to improve productivity – (developed at KALRO Marsabit and kiboko)

Lot 11:4 Grass ecotypes for pasture production, range reseeding and rehabilitation of degraded rangeland - Cenchrus ciliaris, Chloris roxburghiana, Eragrostis superba, Rhodes grass and Enteropogon macrostachyus– (developed at KALRO Kiboko)

Lot 12:  Improved camel management and production technologies (developed at KALRO Marsabit)

Lot 13: KALRO improved indigenous chicken – (Developed at KALRO Naivasha)