Komivi Senyo Akutse

Dr Komivi Senyo Akutse

Dr Komivi Senyo Akutse is an Agricultural Entomologist/Arthropod Pathologist and IPM Specialist under the Plant Health Theme. He joined icipe in 2017 as a Biopesticide Development Scientist in the Arthropod Pathology Unit.

Before joining icipe, Dr Akutse was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Applied Ecology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China, where he worked on pathogens and endophytes associated with diamondback moth and its host plants under the umbrella of ecological-based pest management strategies in different agro-ecosystems. Prior to this, between 2013 and 2015, he worked as a Postdoctoral Consultant at icipe, where he carried out research on IPM technology development and application, farming system comparison, and insects for food and feed.

He is an expert in biological control, with strong skills in pathogen-insect-plant interactions. He obtained his PhD in Agricultural Entomology at North-West University, South Africa, and has authored and co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications.

Email: kakutse@icipe.org