CETRAD embraces the principles of institutional networking, collaboration, and partnership, at local, regional and international levels, to realise its
objectives. CETRAD key partner/affiliated institutions include research and training institutions in Kenya, Tanzania, Switzerland and other countries. Such
include: KARI-Njoro; KARI-Kibwezi; ERMIS-Africa; University of Nairobi; Egerton University (Kenya); Selean Agricultural Research Institute, Arusha,
Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute, Dar es Salaam; University of Dar es Salaam; Institute of Resource Assessment, Dar es Salaam; Sokoine
University of Agriculture, Morogoro (Tanzania); Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern; Syngenta Stewardship Programme; Swiss
Agriculture Institute (Switzerland).
Laikipia University, partnering in training and research collaboration.
CETRAD also provides an operational platform for additional projects involved in both research and development. Currently affiliated projects include the
Eastern and Southern Africa Partnership Programme (ESAPP); National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South Programme;
Volkswagen Foundation, UNDP/GEF/SGP funded Community Management of Protected Areas Conservation (COMPACT); Syngenta East Africa and Syngenta Stewardship
Programme on Conservation Agriculture and Crop Protection Products; and the Elephants Research Project funded by the Darwin Initiative of the
Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, UK focusing on 'Building Capacity to Alleviate Elephant Conflict in North Kenya'.