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  • 5th Edition Mau-Egerton Univ Cross Country, 2018

    5th Edition Mau-Egerton Univ Cross Country, 2018

    Tegemeo's Josiah Masai soldiers on, as the Institute takes part in efforts geared towards rehabilitation of the Mau ecosystem and Njoro River.

  • 5th Edition Mau-Egerton Univ Cross Country, 2018

    5th Edition Mau-Egerton Univ Cross Country, 2018

    Tegemeo's Eliud Kimaru crosses the finish line as the Institute takes part in efforts geared towards rehabilitation of the Mau ecosystem and Njoro River.

  • 5th Edition Mau-Egerton Univ Cross Country, 2018

    5th Edition Mau-Egerton Univ Cross Country, 2018

    Tegemeo's Kevin Onyango crosses the finish line as the Institute takes part in efforts geared towards rehabilitation of the Mau ecosystem and Njoro River.

  • 5th Edition Mau-Egerton Univ Cross Country, 2018

    5th Edition Mau-Egerton Univ Cross Country, 2018

    Egerton VC Prof. Rose Mwonya nears the finish line in the cross country.

  • Tegemeo Conference 2017, 5th-6th December 2017

    Tegemeo Conference 2017, 5th-6th December 2017

    Documenting our stakeholders engagement in the outreach agenda - Conference 2017 participants Conference Theme: Transforming Agriculture for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Livelihoods

  • Tegemeo Conference 2017, 5th-6th December 2017

    Tegemeo Conference 2017, 5th-6th December 2017

    Dr. Miltone Ayieko, Tegemeo Institute officially welcomes participants to the conference.- Conference Theme: Transforming Agriculture for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Livelihoods

  • Tegemeo Conference 2017, 5th-6th December 2017

    Tegemeo Conference 2017, 5th-6th December 2017

    Dr. Miltone Ayieko, Tegemeo Institute officially welcomes participants to the conference.- Conference Theme: Transforming Agriculture for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Livelihoods

  • Tegemeo Conference 2017, 5th-6th December 2017

    Tegemeo Conference 2017, 5th-6th December 2017

    Prof. Rose Mwonya, Egerton University VC gives welcoming remarks during the conference.- Conference Theme: Transforming Agriculture for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Livelihoods

  • Tegemeo Conference 2017, 5th-6th December 2017

    Tegemeo Conference 2017, 5th-6th December 2017

    Part of the Key guests during the conference, His Excellency Mr James Nyoro, Deputy Governor Kiambu County and Egerton University VC Prof. Rose Mwonya. - Conference Theme: Transforming Agriculture for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Livelihoods

  • Tegemeo Conference 2017, 5th-6th December 2017

    Tegemeo Conference 2017, 5th-6th December 2017

    His Excellency the Deputy Governor of Kiambu County Mr. James Nyoro gives the keynote address. - Conference Theme: Transforming Agriculture for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Livelihoods

  • Tegemeo Conference 2017, 5th-6th December 2017

    Tegemeo Conference 2017, 5th-6th December 2017

    His Excellency the Deputy Governor of Kiambu County Mr. James Nyoro gives the keynote address. - Conference Theme: Transforming Agriculture for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Livelihoods

  • Tegemeo Conference 2017, 5th-6th December 2017

    Tegemeo Conference 2017, 5th-6th December 2017

    Participants keenly following the proceedings. - Conference Theme: Transforming Agriculture for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Livelihoods

  • Tegemeo Conference 2017, 5th-6th December 2017

    Tegemeo Conference 2017, 5th-6th December 2017

    Participants keenly following the proceedings. - Conference Theme: Transforming Agriculture for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Livelihoods

  • Tegemeo Conference 2017, 5th-6th December 2017

    Tegemeo Conference 2017, 5th-6th December 2017

    The media is a key stakeholder in Tegemeo's Research & Outreach agenda. We put in every effort to maximize their engagement in enhancing research dissemination and uptake.

  • Course on Monitoring Learning & Evaluation

    Course on Monitoring Learning & Evaluation

    Tegemeo's Director Dr. Miltone Ayieko welcomes participants to the five day training, 9-13 Oct 2017

  • Course on Monitoring Learning & Evaluation

    Course on Monitoring Learning & Evaluation

    Tegemeo's MLE Unit Director introduces participants to the five day training, 9-13 Oct 2017

  • Course on Monitoring Learning & Evaluation

    Course on Monitoring Learning & Evaluation

    Dr Rosern Rwampororo, one of the trainers, takes the participants through the laid out course content, 9-13 Oct 2017

  • Course on Monitoring Learning & Evaluation

    Course on Monitoring Learning & Evaluation

    Participants during interactive sessions, 9-13 Oct 2017

  • Course on Monitoring Learning & Evaluation

    Course on Monitoring Learning & Evaluation

    Participants during interactive sessions, 9-13 Oct 2017

  • Course on Monitoring Learning & Evaluation

    Course on Monitoring Learning & Evaluation

    Participants during interactive sessions, 9-13 Oct 2017

  • Course on Monitoring Learning & Evaluation

    Course on Monitoring Learning & Evaluation

    Dr. Tesfaye Beshah, one of the trainers, takes the participants through the laid out course content, 9-13 Oct 2017

  • Course on Monitoring Learning & Evaluation

    Course on Monitoring Learning & Evaluation

    Participants during interactive sessions, 9-13 Oct 2017

  • Course on Monitoring Learning & Evaluation

    Course on Monitoring Learning & Evaluation

    Participants group photo, 9-13 Oct 2017

  • ANNUAL COP SURVEY RELEASED, 5th October 2017

    ANNUAL COP SURVEY RELEASED, 5th October 2017

    Participants at the breakfast forum held to share the 2017/2018 cropping year Cost Of Production Findings

  • ANNUAL COP SURVEY RELEASED, 5th October 2017

    ANNUAL COP SURVEY RELEASED, 5th October 2017

    Participants at the breakfast forum held to share the 2017/2018 cropping year Cost Of Production Findings

  • ANNUAL COP SURVEY RELEASED, 5th October 2017

    ANNUAL COP SURVEY RELEASED, 5th October 2017

    Participants at the breakfast forum held to share the 2017/2018 cropping year Cost Of Production Findings

  • ANNUAL COP SURVEY RELEASED, 5th October 2017

    ANNUAL COP SURVEY RELEASED, 5th October 2017

    Tegemeo Director Dr. Miltone Ayieko addresses journalists during the breakfast forum held to share the 2017/2018 cropping year Cost Of Production Findings

  • ANNUAL COP SURVEY RELEASED, 5th October 2017

    ANNUAL COP SURVEY RELEASED, 5th October 2017

    Tegemeo Director Dr. Miltone Ayieko addresses journalists during the breakfast forum held to share the 2017/2018 cropping year Cost Of Production Findings

  • ANNUAL COP SURVEY RELEASED, 5th October 2017

    ANNUAL COP SURVEY RELEASED, 5th October 2017

    Kevin Onyango, Tegemeo Research Associate addresses participants of the breakfast forum held to share the 2017/2018 cropping year Cost Of Production Findings

  • ANNUAL COP SURVEY RELEASED, 5th October 2017

    ANNUAL COP SURVEY RELEASED, 5th October 2017

    Dr. Dennis Otieno, Tegemeo's Research Fellow addresses participants of the breakfast forum held to share the 2017/2018 cropping year Cost Of Production Findings

  • ANNUAL COP SURVEY RELEASED, 5th October 2017

    ANNUAL COP SURVEY RELEASED, 5th October 2017

    Dr. Tim Njagi, Tegemeo's Research Fellow addresses participants of the breakfast forum held to share the 2017/2018 cropping year Cost Of Production Findings

  • Tegemeo Signs MOU with EAGC, 3rd July 2017

    Tegemeo Signs MOU with EAGC, 3rd July 2017

    The Memorandum Of Understanding creates a framework for collaboration that will improve research and analysis of agricultural trade, policy and advocacy.

  • Tegemeo Signs MOU with EAGC, 3rd July 2017

    Tegemeo Signs MOU with EAGC, 3rd July 2017

    The Memorandum Of Understanding creates a framework for collaboration that will improve research and analysis of agricultural trade, policy and advocacy.

  • Tegemeo Signs MOU with EAGC, 3rd July 2017

    Tegemeo Signs MOU with EAGC, 3rd July 2017

    The Memorandum Of Understanding creates a framework for collaboration that will improve research and analysis of agricultural trade, policy and advocacy.

  • Tegemeo @ 8th AfrEA International Conference

    Tegemeo @ 8th AfrEA International Conference

    Tegemeo Institute's Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) - Unit hosts a Social Networking Event at the Conference

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    Tegemeo @ 8th AfrEA International Conference

    Guests have a good time at the Social Networking Event hosted by Tegemeo Institute's Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) - Unit

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    Tegemeo @ 8th AfrEA International Conference

    The MLE unit team welcomes Dr. Florence Etta at the social dinner hosted by Tegemeo Institute's Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) - Unit

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    Tegemeo @ 8th AfrEA International Conference

    Tegemeo Institute's Measurement Learning & Evaluation (MLE) Unit hosts a pre-conference workshop on Agricultural Data & Technology use, Kampala, Uganda Conference Dates - 27th–31st March, 2017

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    Tegemeo @ 8th AfrEA International Conference

    Dr. Mercy Kamau- Director MLE unit giving a synopsis of the of the Institute MLE agenda during the Social Networking Dinner

  • Tegemeo @ Egerton University 11th Conference

    Tegemeo @ Egerton University 11th Conference

    Egerton University VC Prof Rose Mwonya opens the 11th International Conference, 29th-31st March 2017, Njoro Nakuru

  • Tegemeo @ Egerton University 11th Conference

    Tegemeo @ Egerton University 11th Conference

    Tegemeo's Kevin Onyango presents at the 11th International Conference, 29th-31st March 2017, Njoro Nakuru Tegemeo Institute took part at the Egerton University 11th International Conference, 29th-31st March 2017

  • Tegemeo hosts Ella Workshop, 16th March 2017

    Tegemeo hosts Ella Workshop, 16th March 2017

    The Workshop focused on Land Tenure and Sustainable Pastoralist Systems and was held in Ololulung'a, Narok County

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    Tegemeo hosts Ella Workshop, 16th March 2017

    David Muntet, a pastoralist and beneficially of the ELLA Study Tour held in November 2016 shares lessons and experiences with the workshop participants.

  • Tegemeo Hosts Seed Conference, 8th February 2017

    Tegemeo Hosts Seed Conference, 8th February 2017

    Conference Theme: Enhancing Small-holder Productivity in Kenya: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial of New Seed Varieties

  • Tegemeo Hosts Seed Conference, 8th February 2017

    Tegemeo Hosts Seed Conference, 8th February 2017

    Conference Theme: Enhancing Small-holder Productivity in Kenya: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial of New Seed Varieties

  • Tegemeo at the Mau - Egerton Cross Country 2017

    Tegemeo at the Mau - Egerton Cross Country 2017

    Egerton University VC Prof. Rose Mwonya flags off the university staff race

  • Tegemeo at the Mau - Egerton Cross Country 2017

    Tegemeo at the Mau - Egerton Cross Country 2017

    Egerton University VC Prof. Rose Mwonya Crosses the finishing line

  • Tegemeo at the Mau - Egerton Cross Country 2017

    Tegemeo at the Mau - Egerton Cross Country 2017

    Part of the Tegemeo Staff Team at the "Run for the Mau Event"

  • Tegemeo Hosts 3rd Annual ReNAPRI Conference 2016

    Tegemeo Hosts 3rd Annual ReNAPRI Conference 2016

    Conference theme: “Anticipating Africa’s Agricultural Transformation Pathways in the Context of Climate Change: Lessons from the Current Regional Drought”

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    long shot during confe 2017

  • Tegemeo Hosts 3rd Annual ReNAPRI Conference 2016

    Tegemeo Hosts 3rd Annual ReNAPRI Conference 2016

    Conference theme: “Anticipating Africa’s Agricultural Transformation Pathways in the Context of Climate Change: Lessons from the Current Regional Drought”

  • Tegemeo Hosts 3rd Annual ReNAPRI Conference 2016

    Tegemeo Hosts 3rd Annual ReNAPRI Conference 2016

    Conference theme: “Anticipating Africa’s Agricultural Transformation Pathways in the Context of Climate Change: Lessons from the Current Regional Drought”

  • TEGEMEO COST OF PRODUCTION ASSESMENT 2016

    TEGEMEO COST OF PRODUCTION ASSESMENT 2016

    Establishing Cost of Rice Production Year 2015

  • Tegemeo Cost of Production Assessment 2016

    Tegemeo Cost of Production Assessment 2016

    Tegemeo Hosts Breakfast Meeting on the Competitiveness of Key Food Staples in Kenya: Role of Production Costs and Pricing, 10 October 2016

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Using Evidence to Influence Policy … Tegemeo’s Experience in Agricultural Policy and Development in 2017

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The use of robust evidence to help make policy decisions cannot be overemphasised. In the agriculture sector, attaining food security has been a top priority for the government. As such, the government has intervened with several policy interventions to ensure the country is food secure. These include subsidizing fertiliser and most recently, allowing importation of maize and providing a food subsidy.

In responding to the need to have policies in the agricultural sector backed by evidence, Tegemeo Institute conducts studies that aim to generate this evidence for sharing with policy makers. One such study is the food situation assessment of key staples and their costs of production that has been carried out annually since 2012.

Maize is the most important staple food in the country, accounting for two-thirds of daily calorie intake for Kenyans. Hence, maize is synonymous with food. In the study carried out for the 2017/18 cropping year, the key findings were that the nation was likely to face a maize deficit due to erratic rainfall and fall army worm infestation. The Institute disseminated findings from the 2017 study to stakeholders, key among them the Kenyan government, at a breakfast meeting held on October 6th 2017. Key recommendations were that the government will need to step in and introduce strategic measures such as securing maize imports early enough, to cushion Kenyans from hunger and avoid a repeat of what was witnessed early in the year when food prices soared.

Mr. Kevin Onyango, a Research Associate at Tegemeo Institute noted that “the current food stocks inclusive of the expected long and short rains harvest would only last the country for nine (9) months, that is, up to May 2018”. Additionally, “Costs are still high, and so local production is not competitive”, said Dr. Timothy Njagi, a Research Fellow at the Institute.Production costs have also increased in 2017 in comparison to 2016”,he further noted, adding that this was due to declining yields, rising input costs, suboptimal technology choices and low response to fertiliser application.

It’s gratifying for the Institute to note that the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries (MoALF) not only reached out to the Institute to share findings from the survey, but the Ministry further used the survey findings in making key decisions for the strategic grain reserve. The Ministry and the Strategic Food Reserve Board used the information generated by Tegemeo on costs of maize production in the 2017/18 cropping year to recommend the price at which the government will purchase maize from farmers for the strategic reserves (More information is available at: http://www.kilimo.go.ke/index.php/media-center/press-release/).

The studies done by Tegemeo are important as they provide credible evidence for the government and other key stakeholders on matters food security. Granted the support by key stakeholders and development partners, the Institute will continue to track key indicators and to offer sound, coherent and empirically-based policy options that effectively contribute to the country's development and efforts to reduce food insecurity and poverty.

These and so much more information can be easily accessed on the Institute website, www.tegemeo.org.

Report by Judy Kimani

Tegemeo's Communications and Outreach Officer

 

 

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