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Senior Kenya government officials visit ILRI’s Kapiti Research Station

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Jimmy Smith, Dieter Schillinger and Sita Ghimire with Kenya government officials who visited the Kapiti Research Station on 18 March
Jimmy Smith (centre), Dieter Schillinger (second right) and Sita Ghimire (right) with Kenya government officials who recently visited the Kapiti Research Station (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu).

Three senior Kenya government officials visited the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Kapiti Research Station on 18 Mar 2020.

Ambassador Samuel Gitonga, director for diplomatic privileges and host country liaison affairs, and Harry Kimtai, permanent secretary for livestock and ILRI board member, visited the facility, which is in Machakos County, about 60 km southeast of Nairobi. They were accompanied by Julius Kiptarus, director of livestock production in the Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and Cooperatives.

They were hosted by Jimmy Smith, director general of ILRI; Dieter Schillinger, ILRI deputy director general for biosciences; and other ILRI officials and researchers. During their visit, the visitors learned about the history and activities of the research facility from Smith and Ilona Gluecks, ILRI research facility…

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