About us

Who we are

Biotech is a research theme at ILRI that focuses on developing bioproducts and knowledge to enhance livestock agriculture in resource poor farming systems.

Our goal

To utilize applied and advanced research methods to develop and help disseminate technological interventions such as vaccines, diagnostics and animal breeding strategies to reduce production constraints due to disease and poor animal genetics.

Why the world needs Biotechnology

Biotechnology offers a means to reverse the reducing rates of productivity returns from agriculture in developing countries.

The Biotech team

Theme director, Vish Nene v.nene(at)cgiar.org

Team leaders

Improving livestock disease control and product safety (BT01), Phil Toye  p.toye(at)cgiar.org

Improving characterization of livestock and pathogens (BT02), Steve Kemp  s.kemp(at)cgiar.org

Improving utilization of farm animal genetics resources (BT03), Okeyo Mwai  o.mwai(at)cgiar.org

Click here to meet the rest of the team


Contact us

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Old Naivasha Road
P.O. Box 30709
00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 20 422 3000
Fax: +254 20 422 3001

To contact the web administrator/communications officer, write to;

Evelyn Katingi (e.katingi(at)cgiar.org)

ILRI Biotech staff, Facebook

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