Continuing the solar-powered mosquito fight
As icipe’s SolarMal mosquito trapping project nears its end, the team is working with the community on an exit strategy so that the community will continue to make inroads against malaria using traps powered by the sun – while also benefiting from solar power for their lights and mobile phones.
Director General Dr Segenet Kelemu featured in Magazine Latitude Monde
Following on from her nomination as 2014 L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Laureate for Africa, our Director General has been profiled by African magazine Latitude Monde.
Read the full article (in French)
Unpacking Postharvest Losses in Sub-Saharan Africa
It is estimated that one third of the food produced globally is lost or wasted, but we need to figure out how and where these losses occur. A team from icipe, Egerton University, the IDRC and the University of Bonn has collated and systematically reviewed data on the nature, magnitude and cost of post harvest losses in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Read their full paper in the latest issue of World Development.
Insects to Feed the World: conference
Insects hold huge potential to address food and nutritional security issues, with a global push to explore their use as food for humans and as feed for animals. Watch some highlights from the first major international conference on edible insects.
Silkworm diagnostics for tropical diseases
Nairobi 11 July 2014 – Malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis: these tropical diseases infect hundreds of millions of people each year. But doctors in remote tropical areas struggle to tell them apart.
icipe August e-bulletin
Find out what's been happening at icipe and read about our recent research in the latest issue of the icipe quarterly e-bulletin.
icipe's mission is to help alleviate poverty, ensure food security and improve the overall health status of peoples of the tropics by developing and extending management tools and strategies for harmful and useful arthropods, while preserving the natural resource base through research and capacity building.