EU delegation visits icipe
On 19 February 2018, Mr Bernard Rey, Deputy Head of Unit, DEVCO C1 - Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, European Union (EU), visited icipe. He was accompanied by: Ms Myra Bernardi, Head of Rural Development, Agriculture and Food Security, Delegation of the European Union to Kenya; Mr Stephen Wathome, Programme Manager, Agriculture and Rural Development, Delegation of the European Union to Kenya; and Ms Barbra Alot, Communications Lead, Delegation of the European Union to Kenya.
Over the past 10 years, the EU and icipe have formed a solid partnership towards strengthening agriculture as a core and effective component in Africa’s development. Within this period, the EU has provided grants amounting to approximately Euro 38 million to support a range of icipe initiatives including: tsetse repellent collars technology, climate-smart Push-Pull technology, management of fruit flies, research on insect transmitted camel diseases, bee research, and more recently, control of the fall armyworm.
During their visit, the Delegation toured icipe facilities conducting research on EU funded projects.