IOBFS Directory Form
Station Name: ICRAF Research Station
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 953, Machakos
Year of establishment:
1° 33' S
37° 14' E
Is the Field Station open all year? yes
Does your field station have a specialized area of study? The station is involved in research related to agroforestry for semi-arid regions
Is the Field Station available to visiting
scientists and/or students?
Are Research Grants available?
Are Internships available? No
Describe the Biotic communities available at the Field Station? Shrub, Tropical Savanna, Agroecosystems.
Which facilities are available at the
Field Station? (Check those which apply)
Describe significant equipment and/or special
equipment available at the Field Station:
soil and plant analysis lab, root measuring equipment, root scanner, infrared
soil and plant analysis lab, root measuring equipment, root scanner, infrared gas analyzer.
Are there recreational
Additional Comments: The station is 75 km away from Nairobi so it is possible to stay in Nairobi and commute to and from Machakos.