Karibu Kenya

Postponement of the Joint XXIV IGC and XI IRC Congress from October 2020 to October 2021

The National Organizing Committee, together with the International Grassland and International Rangeland Organizing Committees, would like to express sincere thanks for the great interest and support you have shown towards the Joint XXIV IGC and XI IRC Congress. More than 1000 abstracts have been received and reviewed and process of full paper submission is on-going.

However, based on the current worldwide situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and measures taken by many countries to minimize the effects of this virus, the National Organizing Committee, in consultation with the International Organizing Committees has decided to postpone the joint XXIV IGC and XI IRC Congress by a period of one year. This difficult decision has been taken after consideration of all available information from the WHO and various country ministries of health, and the international travel bans, and in some cases complete lock down. Registration to the Joint XXIV IGC and XI IRC Congress remains open.

The Congress is now scheduled for 23rd to 29th October 2021 at the same venue - The Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi Kenya. 

The National Organizing Committee would like to clarify the following:

  • All abstracts which have been accepted will continue to be processed, and full paper submission process will continue to take place. The new deadline for full paper submission is extended to January 31st, 2021.
  • For those who have already paid for registration/tours, their payments will remain valid until we hold the congress.
  • Concerning accommodation, delegates are advised to contact the hotels directly for alternative arrangements as per the respective hotel's policy.
  • For questions regarding abstracts and full paper submissions, or any other concern, please contact the Congress Secretariat by email at: kenya2020-igc-irc@kalro.org and kenya2020igcirc@gmail.com

The National Organizing Committee apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this postponement due to factors beyond its control.

The Third Announcement of the Joint XXIV IGC and XI IRC Congress -  Download  

Welcome to the Joint International Grassland/International Rangeland 2020 Congress self-service system for registration and abstract submission. For more information, please go to the congress website: The Joint XXIV International Grassland and XI Rangeland 2020 Congress.

Joint XXIV IGC and XI IRC congress will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, October 23 – 29, 2021.  The theme of the Congress is "Sustainable Use of Grassland and Rangeland Resources for Improved Livelihoods'.  The aim of the congress will be to promote the interchange of scientific and technical information on all aspects of grasslands and rangelands: including grassland and rangeland ecology; forage production and utilization; livestock production systems; wildlife, tourism and multi-facets of grassland and rangeland; drought management and climate change in rangelands; pastoralism, social, gender and policy issues and capacity building, extension and governance. We look forward to seeing you in Nairobi in 2020. For more information, click the attached Flyer.

The International Grassland Congress promotes interchange of information on all aspects of natural and cultivated grasslands and forage crops for the benefit of mankind, including sustained development, food production and the maintenance of biodiversity.

The aim of the International Rangeland Congress is to promote the interchange of scientific and technical information on all aspects of rangelands: research, planning, development, management, extension, education and training.

Keynote Speakers

Grasslanz Technology Ltd
International Union for Conservation of Nature
USDA Agricultural Research Service
Centre for Sustainable Development and Environment (Cenesta)
Regional Chair of the IUCN-World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) for East and Southern Africa,
Embrapa Beef Cattle Brazilian Enterprise for Agriculture Research
Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)
The Australian National University
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)


Online Registration Open! 

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The Third Announcement - Download


  • Jan 31st, 2021 Full Paper Submission deadline.
  • May 15th, 2021 Early bird registration deadline.
  • Oct 15th, 2021 Regular registration deadline
  • Oct 23 - 29, 2021 IGC-IRC Congress Dates

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