KALRO is now inviting interested entities and organizations working with small-holder farmers, pastoralists and fisher-folk to submit proposals to upscale and promote adoption of existing proven and climate smart technologies that have been developed by KALRO and its partners. Proposals that are innovative, need based and promote agribusiness along the value chain continuum from pre-production, production, processing, storage, trading, logistics and consump­tion have the highest chance of winning. It is expected that actions under this call will strengthen capacity of rural communities to access and adopt technolo­gies and subsequently result in increased production, job creation and incomes.

Priority value chains and technologies for upscaling

Lot 1: 4 new high nutrient rich and high yielding bean varieties- Angaza, Meta­meta, Nyota and Faida (developed at Kalro Katumani)

Lot 2: 3 new high yielding green gram varieties - Ndengu Tosha, Biashara and Karembo (developed at Kalro Katumani)

Lot 3: 2 new grain amaranth varieties - TerereSmart and KATGOLD – developed

at Kalro Katumani

Lot 4: 1 new white sorghum variety (KM 32 -1) for food and with high malting quality (developed at Kalro Katumani)

Lot 5: 3 new cowpea varieties resistant to parasitic weeds- Tumaini, Tamu,

Soko and Kat-Kunde (developed at KALRO Katumani)

Lot 6: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) technologies for control of fruit fly and seed weevil in mangoes (developed at KALRO Kandara)

Lot 7: Integrated Management technologies for control of pests and disease losses in Avocados (developed at KALRO Kandara)

Lot 9: Improved fish rearing technologies – Developed at KMFRI Sagana

Lot 10: Improved Small ruminant technologies to improve productivity –

(developed at KALRO Marsabit and Kiboko)

Lot 11: 4 Grass ecotypes for pasture production, range reseeding and rehabili­tation of degraded rangeland - Cenchrus ciliaris, Chloris roxburghi­ana, Eragrostis superba, Rhodes grass and Enteropogon macro­stachyus– (developed at KALRO Kiboko)

Lot 12: Improved camel management and production technologies

(developed at KALRO Marsabit)

Lot 13 KALRO improved indigenous chicken – (Developed at KALRO Naivasha)

Detailed justification for the above value chains can be found at KALRO and her partners will provide and backstop the technological packages for up-scaling along the selected value chains. List and description of technolog­ical packages can be found at KALRO website: and from the respective KALRO Institute/Centre.

Eligible actions to be supported

a) Initiatives that promote adoption of selected technologies by beneficiaries to improve agricultural productivity in the identified value chains and

b) Initiatives that promote adoption of agribusiness processes directly linked to improving the integration of beneficiaries within the supply chain busi­nesses and improve on their efficiencies

The Indicative budget under the Call for Proposals is Euro 2,400,000. This second call will allocate up to approximately EUR 1,300,000.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted in one original and 3 copies in A4 size, each bound. The complete application form (ANNEX A1: concept note and ANNEX A2: full application), budget (ANNEX B), logical framework (ANNEX C) and or­ganization data form (ANNEX F) must also be supplied in electronic format (Flash Disk as separate files but in a single folder). The electronic file must contain

exactly the same application as the paper version enclosed. The checklist and the declaration by the lead applicant must be stapled separately and enclosed in the envelope. Where a lead applicant sends several different applications (maximum of 3 applications per lot), each one has to be sent separately.

The outer envelope must bear the reference number and the title of the call for proposals, together with the title and number of the lot, the full name and address of the lead applicant, and the words ‘Not to be opened before the opening session’ must be submitted in a sealed envelope by registered mail, private courier service or by hand-delivery (a signed and dated certificate of receipt will be given to the deliverer) to:

Director General,

Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization, Kaptagat Rd, Room 115,

P.O Box 57811- 00200


So as to reach on or before 17th March 2021 at 5.00pm (EAT). Applications sent by any other means (e.g. by fax or by e-mail) or delivered to other addresses will be rejected. For detailed information on the call for proposal guidelines (CfP) and how to apply, please visit the KALRO website at: and attached PDF document.