Kiboko
Kiboko

Mandate
The Centre was established in 1969 and assigned national responsibility of undertaking range research on constraints that affect Rangeland productivity.  This encompasses research in all aspects of rangeland management and utilization with a view to generate information toward provision of guidelines and inform policy.  Currently, this is being addressed together with KARI Research Centre at Marsabit.  Both on-farm and on-station research is undertaken.  The focus for on-farm activities is in the pastoral and agro-pastoral production systems, mainly in the larger Makueni, Taita-Taveta, Kajiado and Narok Districts (not taking into consideration the recent administrative subdivisions).


Kenya Arid and Semi Arid programme (KASAL) at KARI Kiboko started 2007 and has focused on five research components. Thus, community forage seed system production, health problems in small ruminants, evaluation of the performance of small ruminant improvement programmes and nutritive deficiencies in the southern range land, improving hive products and marketing and promotion of indigenous chicken. Implementation rate of KASAL activities at Kiboko are at various levels with three on suspension mainly due to administrative reasons.  However, baseline information and literature review for all the components was conducted with the purpose of measuring the impacts of the project on the livelihoods of the communities and the environment over the project period.(read more)

 


   

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