24.05.2017

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.

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23.05.2017

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.

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06.05.2017

Bee microbiota

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.

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05.05.2017

Insects and Climate Change

When many people think of animals in relation to climate change, endangered species like the polar bear often come to mind. Yet, infact, the vast majority of species affected by climate change are insects.

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05.05.2017

Malaria and irrigation

As is the case with many sub Saharan with the Kenya National Irrigation Board, Africa countries, Kenya is currently embarking on a number of large irrigation projects, as a way of reducing over- reliance on rainfed agriculture.

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