Feeding 9 billion in 2050: AIRCA calls for more focus on nutrition, research

Feeding 9 billion in 2050: AIRCA calls for more focus on nutrition, research Nairobi, 15 July 2014 – AIRCA, of which icipe is a member, has praised the outcomes of the recent G20 Meeting of Agricultural Chief Scientists in Brisbane, Australia, underlining the urgency of increasing agricultural productivity to ensure food security in 2050. Read more...

Silkworm diagnostics for tropical diseases

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. Read more...

Study at icipe: apply now for ARPPIS PhD Fellowships

Study at icipe: apply now for ARPPIS PhD Fellowships Applications are now open for six doctoral research fellowships for African students under the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS), which prepares young scholars from Africa for regional leadership roles and internationally competitive research careers. Read more...

New maize storage bags to protect against insects and deadly fungal poisoning

New maize storage bags to protect against insects and deadly fungal poisoning icipe scientists have started field trials of a new crop storage bag that they hope will prevent post-harvest losses: insects devouring families’ food supplies and deaths due to poisoning by a deadly fungus that can proliferate in bags that are traditionally used to store grain and legumes. Read more...

icipe positioned to lead Africa’s push to eradicate neglected diseases

icipe positioned to lead Africa’s push to eradicate neglected diseases 19 May 2014, Nairobi – Top current and former scientists at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) have underlined that the Centre, with decades of trailblazing scientific research and home-grown capacity building in Africa, should lead African science in combating the continent’s neglected yet still devastating load of tropical diseases. Read more...

Prof John Pickett elected to National Academy of Sciences

Prof John Pickett elected to National Academy of Sciences Pickett, one of the 21 foreign associates to join the U.S.-based NAS, has a long history with icipe, including having served as a Board Member of the Governing Council since 2005 and as Chairman of the Board from 2007-2013. Read more...

The tsetse fly in all its lethal wonder

The tsetse fly in all its lethal wonder icipe played a key role in today’s news that scientists have mapped the entire tsetse fly genome, after ten years of research. The precise knowledge of what makes the insect tick promises to help bring an end to African sleeping sickness in humans and nagana, the animal equivalent of the disease, in livestock. Read more...

Hardier African honey bees could harbour ‘novel resistance’ to bee diseases

Hardier African honey bees could harbour ‘novel resistance’ to bee diseases The African species of Apis mellifera carry some of the same pests and diseases that severely reduce colony numbers in North America and Europe, but honey bee health remains unaffected by them. Read more...

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icipe, AU-IBAR host first Africa-wide training on bee health Once back in their countries, beekeepers and veterinarians will spread knowledge through ‘training of trainers’ on bee pests and diseases, and their prevention and control. Read more...

Farmers begin planting disease-resistant Napier grass in Kenya, Uganda

Farmers begin planting disease-resistant Napier grass in Kenya, Uganda Farmers in western Kenya have begun planting disease-resistant varieties of Napier grass, the major source of fodder for smallholder dairy farms in East Africa, to begin to reverse the drastic cut in fodder production due to Napier Stunt Disease (NSD) since the 1990s. Read more...

Researchers identify genetic bottleneck in laboratory-reared tsetse, highlighting key challenge for SIT programmes in East Africa

Researchers identify genetic bottleneck in laboratory-reared tsetse, highlighting key challenge for SIT programmes in East Africa A study by researchers from icipe, Kenya and Glasgow University, UK, has revealed a genetic bottleneck in the tsetse fly Glossina pallidipes colony maintained and distributed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Read more...

icipe and the mentorship of young African women scientists

icipe and the mentorship of young African women scientists As the world marks the International Women’s Day on March 8, icipe reaffirms its commitment to nurturing and empowering African women scientists towards scientific excellence and leadership. In the interview below, Prof Baldwyn Torto, icipe Acting Head of the Capacity Building and Institutional Development Unit, discusses the strategies used by the Centre to mentor women scientists. Read more...

icipe Director General, Dr Segenet Kelemu to receive L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science award

icipe Director General, Dr Segenet Kelemu to receive L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science award icipe Director General, Dr Segenet Kelemu, is among five outstanding women scientists who will receive the 2014 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science awards, at a ceremony to be held in Paris, France on March 19. Read more...

Against all odds: Joel Ltilitan Bargul’s journey from a nomadic life to a scientist

Against all odds: Joel Ltilitan Bargul’s journey from a nomadic life to a scientist Born in a Kenyan nomadic pastoralist family, Joel Ltilitan Bargul beat odds to attend school. In the interview below, Bargul, who is currently a PhD student based at icipe, narrates his academic journey, his ongoing research on the tsetse-transmitted African trypanosomes and his dream of setting up an animal diseases diagnosis facility within his community. Read more...

icipe research comes to the rescue of banana, avocado and citrus farmers in Africa

icipe research comes to the rescue of banana, avocado and citrus farmers in Africa Based on recent research by a consortium of organisations, banana, avocado and citrus farmers in Africa will now be able to export their produce to lucrative markets in Europe, the Middle East and South Africa. Read more...

icipe research selected for publication in high impact journal

icipe research selected for publication in high impact journal Two papers by the icipe Push-Pull team in collaboration with Rothamsted Research have been selected for publication in the most recent issue of the high impact journal (impact factor 6.23) Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, published online on 17 February 2014. Read more...

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Nairobi, 15 July 2014 – AIRCA, of which icipe is a member, has praised the outcomes of the recent G20 Meeting of Agricultural Chief Scientists in Brisbane, Australia, underlini...

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 t...

Makueni County, 3 July 2014 – icipe scientists have started field trials of a new crop storage bag that they hope will prevent post-harvest losses: insects devouring families’ ...

Call for applications for 3-year doctoral training in insect sciences (2014) The International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), in partnership with African univer...

19 May 2014, Nairobi – Top current and former scientists at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) have underlined that the Centre, with decades of ...

Over two-thirds of the population in the developing world are small-scale farmers, many of whom are dependent on livestock for their everyday survival. Improvement of livestock...

Plant health research is icipe's oldest and also its largest research agenda. It has the goal of contributing to improved sustainable food security and environmental health th...

Introduction The major objective of icipe’s Capacity Building and Institutional Development Programme is to build human resource capacity in insect science and related areas of ...

Human activities such as agricultural production and establishment of settlements have reduced the natural environment and its biodiversity. Ninety percent of the land surface has ...

Human health research focuses on anopheline mosquitoes, which transmit the malaria parasites. Malaria is the tropics' most serious infectious disease, affecting more than 500 milli...

Abd-Alla A., Bergoin M., Parker A.G., Maniania N.K., Vlak J.M., Bourtzis K., Boucias D.G. and Aksoy S. (2013) Improving sterile insect technique (SIT) for tsetse flies throu...

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Addis T., Vollrath F., Raina S.K., Kabaru J.M. and Onyari J. (2012) Study on microstructures of African wild silk cocoon shells and fibers. International Journal of Biological Ma...

Addis T., Raina S.K., Vollrath F., Kabaru J.M., Onyari J. and Nguku E.K. (2011) Study on weight loss and moisture regain of silk cocoon shells and degummed fibers from African wi...

Adamski D., Copeland R.S., Miller S.E., Hebert P.D.N., Darrow K. and Luke Q. (2010) A review of African Blastobasinae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Coleophoridae), with new taxa re...

Showcasing Photos of icipe's Journey icipe's Official Opening 20th Anniversary General Historical Photo Gallery ...

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