Coming soon: African Bee Health Reference Laboratory

Coming soon: African Bee Health Reference Laboratory On Monday 3 November, icipe will launch the 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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Continuing the solar-powered mosquito fight

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.
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Director General Dr Segenet Kelemu featured in Magazine Latitude Monde

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.
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Unpacking Postharvest Losses in Sub-Saharan Africa

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 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.
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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.
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icipe August e-bulletin

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.
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On Monday 3 November, icipe will launch the African Bee Health Reference Laboratory, the centrepiece of a three-year EU-funded project that will expand on icipe's long experience...

Nairobi, 1 October 2014 – According to icipe researchers, the discovery of a Malaysian jumping spider that prefers mosquitoes to any other prey “is of exceptional interest” a...

Rusinga Island, Kenya, 15 September 2014 – As icipe’s SolarMal mosquito trapping project nears its end, the team is working with the community on an exit strategy so that the c...

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. In May, 450 people...

In the latest issue of the icipe quarterly e-bulletin: Insects to Feed the World: icipe’s role in the future of farming insects Silkworms: a path out of poverty for rural w...

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...

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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