IITA in Kenya

IITA team lead the region’s molecular and biotechnology research and efforts to control mycotoxins—poisons produced by some fungi—in food and feed. In addition, IITA oversees the research on Sustainable Natural Resource Management. The teams in Kenya is housed in International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE). In ILRI the team conducts transformational research at Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa hub (BeCA).


IITA’s mandate crops in Kenya are:
Banana & plantain, Yam, Cassava, Soybean and Cowpea

Contact us

Reach our Kenya Office the following channels:

  Dr. Leena Tripathi

  Country Representative

  +254 204223472


  ILRI, Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya