Kenya Agricultural Research Institute the Netherlands Support To the National Agricultural Research Project, Phase Ii (Narp Ii) Revised Plan of Operations (1996 - 1999)

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Kenya Agriculture Research Institute
Agriculture is the mainstay of the country's economy and is a catalyst to sustainable development with a multi-faceted impact on poverty, hunger, food security and environment. Agricultural research plays a vital role in the agricultural development in this country. In 1979 the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARl) was established under the science and technology (Amendment) Act to undertake agricultural research in the country. KARl's mission entails protecting, conserving and improving the basic resources upon which Kenya depends for agricultural development. It has the duty of increasing the quantity and improving the quality of food and other farm products, and thereby increase the demand for Kenya's agricultural products in local and export markets. KARl's research and technology development must enable farmers to produce adequate food supplies and other farm products, hence raise the income and quality of life in rural and urban areas. KARl has the stated policy of emphasizing technology generation and transfer for small-scale, resource-poor farmers.