Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Launch of the Kenya Agricultural Information Network

14th of May at the KICC, Nairobi, Kenya. The Kenya Agricultural Information Network (KAINet) was officially launched on 14th of May 2009. It was initiated in April 2006 in response to demand from the national and international community to promote information exchange and access among stakeholders in the agricultural sector. KAINet has evolved from the on-going Kenya Pilot AGRIS Project, which aims at building capacities in information management, dissemination and exchange in network members in Kenya.

For the National Agricultural Portal with a repository of agricultural research work under the unmbrella of KAINET, please visit http://www.kainet.or.ke/

In an effort to reach its partners and beneficiaries, KAINet has embarked on a mission to bring the latest information on the ongoing activities both in the field and at the KAINet offices highlighting important issues on agricultural information management in Kenya. The currently published publications can be downloaded through the links below : -

KAINet's ICM Strategies
Institional and National Setup Manual
KAINet's Poster
KAINet's Flyer
KAINet Policy Brief

Related FARA blogpost
13/02/2009 Institution-Based Information Systems Kenya Agricultural Information Network (KAINet) Planning and Strategy Building.

The network was established with financial support from the Department of International Development (DFID) through Food and Agriculture organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and has been implemented through collaboration between the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Association for Strengthening Research in Agriculture in East and Central Africa (ASARECA, CAB International and KARI.

The KAINet is currently hosted by KARI. Its initial participating institutions are universities, research institutions, and Government ministries represented by Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) and Ministry of Agriculture (MoA). More institutions are expected join the network when KAINet is rolled out.