icipe Annual Report 2016
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) is pleased to share with you its 2016 Institutional Annual Report.
Promising leads for the control of root-knot nematodes
A study by icipe and partners has provided promising leads for the development of ecofriendly strategies to control root-knot nematodes; highly destructive, soil dwelling, microscopic worms that cause up to 100% yield loss in important crops like tomato, pepper and African leafy vegetables.
Safe technologies for thrip control
icipe, Keele University and Harper Adams University (both in the United Kingdom), have received funding from UK Aid through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) project, to develop novel technologies for the control of bean ower thrips in cowpea and other legumes, as an alternative to insecticides.
icipe Director General on the mind of the universe
The icipe Director General, Dr Segenet Kelemu, is among 30 renowned scientists who have shared their point of view and research, in mind of the universe, an international vpro documentary series exploring the human destiny and the world of tomorrow through the eyes of the greatest thinkers and scientists of our time.
Significant declines in bee populations over the last two decades have raised concerns in Europe and North America. While such a phenomenon has not yet been reported in Africa, devastating bee pathogens such as mites and viruses are being increasingly found in the continent.