Thursday, December 7, 2023

IRRI collaborates with Chuka University to advance agricultural research in Kenya

In a bid to nurture the next generation of agricultural researchers, scientists from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the management of Chuka University, Kenya discussed activities for advancing agricultural research on 20 November 2023.

The discussions focused on exchanging insights about ongoing scientific work in Kenya, especially in breeding, agronomy, seed systems, and market intelligence.  Laying the groundwork for future collaborations aimed at advancing agricultural research was also tackled.

The team from IRRI, led by Drs. Rosemary Murori, rice breeding and country representative for Kenya and Tanzania, Melanie Connor, scientist for market intelligence and product profiling, and Daniel Menge, scientist for seed systems and product management. They met with the Vice Chancellor, Prof.  Henry Mutembei and the faculty of agriculture and social sciences to explore potential areas of collaboration.

The collaboration between IRRI and Chuka University is a promising step toward addressing the challenges faced by agriculture in Africa. By working together, the two institutions can develop innovative solutions to enhance food security and improve livelihoods for communities across the continent.

IRRI currently supports the research work of three students from Chuka University highlighting the institute's commitment to fostering young talents in the field of agriculture.


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