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2013 Animal Feeds Formulation Training Course

The 2013 KIRDI Animal Feeds Formulation Training Course was held between the 24th to 28th June 2013 and organised by Kirdi enterprise services and kirdi's chemical engineering division at KIRDI headquarters.

Animal feeds training in progress

                                       Animal feeds training in progress.

It has been recognized that nutrition is the most important environmental factor that influences the ability of animals to reach their genetic potential for growth, proper maintenance, reproduction and longevity. Therefore, it is essential that small scale / commercial farmers and animal feed entrepreneurs have detailed information in order to make quality feeds for the animals.

To this end, KIRDI’s Chemical Engineering Division successfully organized this five (5) day training course on Animal Feed Formulation. Capacity building was undertaken for thirty five (35) participants drawn from the whole country (Garissa, Nyanza, Kisumu, Western, Eastern, Central and Coast parts of Kenya).

This course targeted entrepreneurs/farmers/organizations engaged in feed manufacturing or potential entrepreneurs in feed manufacturing. The required level of education was at least KCSE with a basic understanding of computers.

Animal feeds computer training session

                                      Animal feeds computer training session.

The resource persons were Prof. Gachuiri and Prof. Mbugua from the University of Nairobi.

General Objective of the course:To help foster growth of new MSMIs in animal feed sector and also enable livestock farmers to undertake proper feed formulation for increased production and improved income streams.

Specific Objectives:

  • To equip the farmers and entrepreneurs on basic knowledge of various feedstuff and animal nutrition.
  • To teach farmers and entrepreneur to understand and interpret animal nutrition analysis reports.
  • To train farmers on feed formulation using locally available feedstock.

Animal feeds training certificates award

                                   Animal feeds training certificates award.


Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) is the National Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation Institution established in 1979 as a multidisciplinary Institution to conduct Research and Development in Industrial and Allied Technologies.

Vision: To be a Centre of Excellence in Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation
Mission: To undertake Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation and disseminate findings that will have positive impact on National Development

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