• Mission

    Mobilizing bioscience for Africa’s development, by providing a center for excellence in agricultural biosciences. This enables research, capacity building and product incubation, conducted by scientists in Africa and for Africa, and empowers African institutions to harness innovations for regional impact.

  • Vision

    To contribute towards improving the livelihoods of millions of resource poor people in Africa, through the use of bioscience-based technologies to improve agricultural productivity, increase incomes and improve food and nutritional security.


    Research at the BecA-ILRI Hub brings together over 40 institutions, universities, government ministries, regional agencies and non-governmental organizations across countries in Africa, Europe, Australia and USA.

  • Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF)
    Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF)

    The Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF) is a competitive fund that provides capacity building and research opportunities at the BecA-ILRI Hub for African scientists and students from African national research institutes and universities.

  • Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health node

    The BecA-ILRI Hub is one of the main nodes of the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH). Five joint research programs currently operate under the auspices of the Centre. They generate and advance the use of scientific knowledge in dairy and poultry genomics, health genetics, reproductive technologies and informatics to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in the tropics.

Biosciences eastern and central Africa - International Livestock Research Institute (BecA - ILRI) Hub

The BecA-ILRI Hub is a shared agricultural research and biosciences platform that exists to increase access to affordable, world-class research facilities. Located at and managed by ILRI in Nairobi, Kenya, the BecA-ILRI Hub provides a common biosciences research platform, research-related services and capacity building opportunities to eastern and central Africa and beyond. Read more

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