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...

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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...

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 the bioscience...

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...

icipe Biennial Highlights Biennial Highlights 2011 - 2012 Biennial Highlights 2010 - 2011 Biennial Report Highlights 2008–2009   icipe Scientific Reports Scienti...

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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icipe's 20th Anniversary Celebration photo gallery. {gallery}icipe/about_us/historical/20th_anniversary/{/gallery}...

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