Skip to navigation Skip to content

High Commissioner of Kenya visits the James Hutton Institute in Dundee

Image of the visit by a delegation of the Kenyan High Commission
“This was a great opportunity to discuss the collaborations we have with Kenyan institutions, particularly on potatoes."

The James Hutton Institute was delighted to welcome a visit by His Excellency Mr Manoah Esipisu, High Commissioner of Kenya to the UK, and his team to our Dundee site.

The visit, set up through James Hutton Limited’s membership of the Scottish Africa Business Association (SABA), was an opportunity for Mr Esipisu to gain insight into the work both James Hutton Limited and the James Hutton Institute carry out in Africa, with the added perspective of the upcoming COP26 meeting in Glasgow.

During his visit, Mr Esipisu met with Professor Lesley Torrance, Director of Science, and Dr Jonathan Snape, Head of James Hutton Limited, to discuss topics including the Institute's potato breeding programme and collaborations with Kenya's Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology and others in the region.

The visitors also received a tour of Intelligent Growth Solutions' Crop Research Centre, located at the Institute's site in Dundee, where they were received by the Chief Executive Officer of IGS Limited, David Farquhar.

Dr Jonathan Snape commented: “This was a great opportunity to discuss the collaborations we have with Kenyan institutions, particularly on potatoes. 

"I look forward to discussing these topics again in future and looking at what potential there might be for further synergies.”

More information from: 

Bernardo Rodriguez-Salcedo, Media Manager, James Hutton Institute, Tel: +44 (0)1224 395089 (direct line), +44 (0)344 928 5428 (switchboard) or +44 (0)7791 193918 (mobile).


Printed from /news/high-commissioner-kenya-visits-james-hutton-institute-dundee on 03/08/21 09:26:02 PM

The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.