Eating the desert locust reduces the risk of heart disease

Eating the desert locust reduces the risk of heart disease Eating the meat of the desert locust could be good for your heart, says a study conducted jointly by icipe, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and United States Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service (USDA/ARS). Read more...

icipe and partners launch major project to uplift citrus farming in Kenya and Tanzania A Euro 1.2 million project to address the significant insect pests and diseases constraining the production of citrus fruits in Kenya and Tanzania has been launched. Read more...

icipe-KEMRI study proposes strategies for effective IVM for malaria

icipe-KEMRI study proposes strategies for effective IVM for malaria Integrated vector management (IVM), for malaria can only be successful if there is strong participation and collaboration between community-based groups, non-governmental organizations, international and national research institutes and various government institutions, says a study by icipe. Read more...

icipe and Cirad hold 2nd annual meeting

icipe and Cirad hold 2nd annual meeting Dr. Segenet Kelemu, Director General, icipe, and Dr. Jacques Lancon, Regional Director, Cirad, held the second annual meeting, intended to monitor the progress of the Framework Agreement between the two organisations, signed in October 2012. The meeting followed Dr. Kelemu’s visit to the Cirad Lavalette Campus, Montpellier, France, in February 2015. Read more...

Nurturing a dream: icipe’s commitment to Fiona Nelima Mumoki’s rising scientific career

Nurturing a dream: icipe’s commitment to Fiona Nelima Mumoki’s rising scientific career In a continent where scientific dreams die young, especially for women scientists, Fiona Nelima Mumoki has managed to keep hers alive, nurtured for the past five years at icipe. Read more...

‘Attract and kill’: trapping malaria mosquito mums before they lay eggs

‘Attract and kill’: trapping malaria mosquito mums before they lay eggs In a world first, researchers have found that a naturally occurring chemical attracts pregnant malaria-transmitting mosquitoes – a discovery which could boost malaria control efforts.
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Major international prize to push-pull lead scientist, icipe’s Prof Zeyaur Khan

Major international prize to push-pull lead scientist, icipe’s Prof Zeyaur Khan icipe researcher Prof Zeyaur Khan has won the prestigious Louis Malassis Prize for Outstanding Career in Agricultural Development.
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icipe featured on CNN International

icipe featured on CNN International Over the Christmas break, we were very proud to see our Director General Dr Segenet Kelemu and icipe featured on the CNN International programme 'African Voices’.
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Training a new generation of African scientists in Big Data analysis

Training a new generation of African scientists in Big Data analysis There’s a growing bioinformatics scene in Africa, and icipe is a part of it, partnering with researchers from Cambridge to host a recent workshop to share the tools of the genomics revolution and train more African scientists in big data analytics.
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Launch: Protecting Africa's bees for world food security

Launch: Protecting Africa's bees for world food security H.E. William Ruto, Deputy President of Kenya, has officially opened our African Bee Health Reference Laboratory, the centrepiece of a three-year project funded by the European Union.
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Mosquito Terminator II: a spider that craves only mosquitoes

Mosquito Terminator II: a spider that craves only mosquitoes icipe’s team of spider specialists today published findings that a Malaysian spider, Paracyrba wanlessi, has a penchant for preying on mosquitoes, in any way they are dished up
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Adapting to climate change in Tanzania with CHIESA

Adapting to climate change in Tanzania with CHIESA The CHIESA project, led by icipe, is working across East Africa to help communities adapt to the effects of climate change. Project coordinator Tino Johansson writes about their work in the Pangani River basin, in the Mt Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania.
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icipe December e-bulletin

icipe December 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.
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Eating the meat of the desert locust could be good for your heart, says a study conducted jointly by icipe, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and United State...

icipe publishes a quarterly scientific journal, the International Journal of Tropical Insect Science. In this foreword to Volume 35, Issue 1, published in March 2015, the Editor in...

A Euro 1.2 million project to address the significant insect pests and diseases constraining the production of citrus fruits in Kenya and Tanzania has been launched. ...

Integrated vector management (IVM), for malaria can only be successful if there is strong participation and collaboration between community-based groups, non-governmental organ...

Dr. Segenet Kelemu, Director General, icipe, and Dr. Jacques Lancon, Regional Director, Cirad, held the second annual meeting, intended to monitor the progress of the Framework A...

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...

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 ...

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

Agyeiwaa G., Fening K.O., Ofori D.O., Nguku E. and Raina S.K. (2014) Performance of five bivoltine Bombyx mori L. (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae) strains on three mulberry varieties in...

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...

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

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