Research Focus

Agriculture & Food Research Initiatives

We recognize the many challenges that farmers face every day, from weeds, pest and diseases, pressures to grow organically, the type of crop varieties grow best in their climate, and how to increase production.

With that in mind, we continue to invest resources and energy in research to address fundamental problems of national, regional, and international importance in sustaining agriculture.

Critical Issues in Agriculture

We work to address the following critical issues in agriculture:

– Farm efficiency and profitability
– Food systems
– Rural communities and entrepreneurship
– Renewable energy
– Agroforestry
– Aquaculture
– Food safety and Nutrition
– Conventional plant and animal breeding
– Farm transition and farm viability

Research Focus

Our Research Program focuses on the following priority areas:

– Plant health, production and plant products
– Animal health, production and animal products
– Food safety, nutrition, and health
– Bioenergy, natural resources, and environment
– Agriculture systems and technology
– Agriculture economics and smallholder farmers for sustainable agriculture focusing on farm viability, small and medium sized farms, startup farms, local food systems, and other related issues.

Plans into Action

We have consolidated our efforts towards integrated and long-term programs that focus on groundbreaking research, education, and extension to solve the looming challenges of future food shortage in a world estimated to reach a population of 10 billion by 2050. The overall goal is to transition the agricultural sector into a more resilient and sustainable system.

Eagmark sources for funds to advance research, education, and extension projects across Kenya in order to find solutions to some of the most pressing problems ailing the agricultural industry.

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