Biosciences eastern and central Africa - International Livestock Research Institute Hub

Acronym/Acronyme : BecA-ILRI Hub
Description : The Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute ( BecA-ILRI) Hub is a shared agricultural research and biosciences platform located at and managed by ILRI in Nairobi, Kenya. The platform increases access to world class laboratories for African and international scientists conducting research on African agricultural challenges.

The Vision

To contribute towards improving the livelihoods of millions of resource-poor people in Africa using biosciences based
technologies to improve agricultural productivity, increase incomes and improve food and nutritional security. The  BecA– ILRI Hub contributes to this vision by providing affordable access to the enabling tools and international expertise of modern bioscience to African scientists, students, research and development institutions and universities to facilitate their evolution into major players at the forefront of solving the priority challenges of food and nutritional security in Africa and in so doing, to become globally significant technological innovators and contributors to science and technology worldwide.
This vision encompasses a new enabling environment for agricultural research in Africa that includes strong NARS, strong universities, a competitive private sector and empowered farmers, all contributing to food security and income generation in the countries of Africa.

The Mission

Mobilizing bioscience for Africa’s development by providing a centre of excellence in agricultural biosciences, which enables research, capacity building and product incubation, conducted by scientists
in Africa and for Africa, and empowers African institutions to harness innovations for regional impact. This mission will be achieved by the  BecA–ILRI Hub’s contributions to:
• Enabling research to harness the potential of the biosciences to contribute to increasing agricultural productivity and to improving food and nutritional safety and security.
• Education: contributing to the education and training of the next generation of African agricultural research leaders and scientists.
• Innovation: promoting the development, delivery and adoption of new technologies to address key agricultural productivity constraints.

Physical address/Adresse physique

Street/Rue : Old Naivasha Road
Town/Ville : Nairobi
Country/Pays : Kenya
Phone/Téléphone : +254-20-4223805

Postal address/Adresse postale

Street/Rue : 30709-00100
Town/Ville : Nairobi
Country/Pays : Kenya


Details for Head of Institution/Détail responsable
Name/Nom : Dr Appolinaire Djikeng
Details for Contact Person/Personne à contacter
Name/Nom : Ethel Makila
Phone/Téléphone : +254-20-4223821

Institution detail and legal status/Detail institution et statut légal


Mandat : Regional
ARD Themes/RDA Themes : Plant production/Production végétale, Animal production/Production animale
Activities / Activités : Training/Formation, Research/Recherche