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Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organisation

KALRO is a corporate body created under the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Act of 2013 to establish suitable legal and institutional framework for coordination of agricultural research in Kenya with the following goals:

Promote, streamline, co-ordinate and regulate research in crops, livestock, genetic resources and biotechnology in Kenya.

Expedite equitable access to research information, resources and technology and promote the application of research findings and technology in the field of agriculture.

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Donkey carries water for pastoralists in Marsabit, Kenya. Kandukuru Nagarjun/Flickr

Why Kenya has banned the commercial slaughter of donkeys

Ejiao, a traditional Chinese medicine, is what's driving demand for donkey skins the most. It consists of gelatin that is extracted from boiled donkey hides.

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