About BecA-ILRI Hub

The Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub is a shared agricultural research and biosciences platform located at and managed by ILRI in Nairobi, Kenya. The platform increases access to world class laboratories for African and international scientists conducting research on African agricultural challenges. The BecA-ILRI Hub seeks to strengthen the capacity of the African scientific community, to conduct bioscience research and significantly contribute to improved agricultural products that can enhance livelihoods of farmers in the region.

BecA Mission

The BecA-ILRI Hub's mission is mobilizing bioscience for Africa's development, by providing a centre 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 impacts in improved agricultural productivity, income, and food and nutritional security.

BecA Countries

The BecA countries include

Burundi Cameroon Central Africa Republic
Uganda Tanzania Congo Brazzaville
Ethiopia Eritrea Equatorial Guinea
Gabon Kenya South Sudan
Rwanda Somalia Sao Tome and Principe
Madagascar Sudan Democratic Republic of Congo

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