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  • Egerton Universitys Tegemeo Institute is a key participant in the 9 th Annual ReNAPRI Stakeholder Conference Looking ahead: “Strengthening Africa’s food system through increased productivity, climate resilience and adaptation” Africa.

  • We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our ARN Member Monthly Seminar Series taking place on August 24th,  2023 4pm -5:00pm EAT .  Our presenter, Dr. Mercy Kamau, of  Tegemeo University will present her work on 'willingness to pay for digital weather advisories' during the session. 

    We are looking forward to your participation , please do register here in advance:  ARN Member Seminar August Registration


    Breakfast Meeting: "SUSTAINING MARKET MECHANISMS TO ENHANCE FERTILIZER ACCESS AND UTILIZATION", held at the Sankara Hotel, Westlands Nairobi, on November 1, 2023.

    Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, Egerton University, organized a breakfast meeting to discuss policies on soil health and fertilizer access and utilization. The Institute presented findings from a study that assessed the impact of the fertilizer subsidy on access to fertilizer and the performance of the domestic private sector fertilizer trade. OCP presented the findings of a soil testing study undertaken jointly with KCDMS. The breakfast meeting brought together stakeholders in the fertilizer industry, development partners, national and county governments, and farmers, where key findings and recommendations were validated.




    Half-Day Validation Workshop: "Effects and Responses to Global Crisis on the Availability and Prices of Food, Fertilizer, and Fuel", held at The Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi, on November 8, 2023


    Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development-Egerton University held a workshop to examine the effects and responses to global crises such as COVID-19, the Russia-Ukraine war, and drought on food availability and prices. The workshop aimed to examine policy responses to these crises and their effects. The first presentation by Dr. John Olwande focused on the trends in prices and availability of food commodities, while the second presentation by Dr. Jackson Langat examined policy responses to these crises and their effects.

    The workshop aimed to gather feedback from experts in the room and address data gaps. Dr. John Olwande presented ongoing research findings on agricultural policy in Africa, conducted in six African countries, highlighting the effects of shocks on agriculture, policy responses, and differences across countries. The presentation focused on the trends in prices and availability of food commodities, including maize, wheat, rice, Irish potato, and cooking oil, as well as aggregate fertilizer consumption and the prices of DAP and urea. Dr. Jackson Langat presented the policy responses to these shocks and evaluated their effectiveness in addressing the shocks. The stakeholders in the workshop then deliberated on the findings and recommendations from the study.

    The team from the Institute included the Institute Executive Director, Prof. Gideon A. Obare, Research Coordinator, Dr Lilian Kirimi, Research Fellow, Dr Timothy Njagi, among other staff.

  • The Tegemeo Staff Day Out: A hiking event that took place at the Kereita Forest Adventure sites in Limuru, Kiambu County on February 2, 2024.

    Embarking on a journey of camaraderie and exploration, the Tegemeo team ventured into the heart of Kereita Forest for an exhilarating staff day out. Surrounded by a symphony of lush greenery, our laughter resonated as we ascended to the majestic height of 2,500 meters. The trail unfolded before us like a storybook, leading to spellbinding waterfalls that left us in awe. Under the dappled sunlight filtering through the canopy, the day unfolded as a perfect blend of adventure and nature's warm embrace. Immortalized in the snapshots we captured, this escapade in the wilderness became a tapestry of shared moments, weaving together the threads of teamwork and the beauty of the great outdoors.


  • In this podcast series, Policy Pathways discusses the policy challenges of food, land, and water system transformation in Kenya. The project is brought to you by the CGIAR National Policies and Strategies Initiative and produced by the International Water Management Institute. Among the participants are the host, Raissa Okoi, a journalist based in Dakar, Senegal, Dr. Karugia Joseph, the Principal Scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute, Boniface Mburu , an Agricultural Economist and Policy Expert; and Dr. Lilian Kirimi, a Senior Research Fellow at the Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development-Egerton University.

  • Large-scale food fortification (LSFF) programs have potential to improve a population’s nutritional status. Though their success depends heavily on the prevailing policy environment, few tools exist to understand this environment. To address this gap, we develop a novel framework to define and assess the policy enabling environment for LSFF. This easy-toapply framework can be used in any setting to track progress and identify next steps for continued improvements. The policy enabling environment is conceptualized as having three domains—policy agenda setting, policy implementation, and policy monitoring and evaluation—each of which is captured through indicators that can be evaluated using existing documentation, key informant interviews, and/or a survey of stakeholder perceptions. To validate the framework and demonstrate how it can be operationalized, we apply it in Kenya, where a mandatory LSFF program for salt has been in place since 1978, and a program for packaged maize and wheat flours and vegetable oils was introduced in 2012. Per our assessment,