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21.07.2021

Devastating weed that favours mosquitoes

Parthenium and its potential to increase malaria in East Africa

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) has generated new evidence of the immense threat posed by a highly destructive invasive plant, known scientifically as Parthenium hysterophorus, towards probable escalation of malaria incidents in East Africa.

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06.07.2021

DECOLONISING KNOWLEDGE: icipe takes a stand

Over the recent past, a movement around the concept of Decolonising Knowledge has gained force across academic and international networks. The decolonial ideology is not new and in Africa, the philosophy was most prominent in the 1960s –1980s among postcolonial theorists, radical pan-Africanists and literary giants agitating for Decolonising the Mind, meaning liberation through endogenous, Africa-centred knowledge production.

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01.07.2021

Recently graduated icipe scholars

Between January – June 2021, 13 icipe postgraduate scholars from Cameroon Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe have graduated over the past six months. Their theses contributed knowledge on the management of Tuta absoluta using an imported parasitic wasp, Dolichogenidea gelechiidivoris; changes in grain legumes during hermetic storage in triple layer bags; a software to optimise application of biopesticides; and phosphorus fluxes and vegetable growth as influenced by phosphate rock management under acid soils.

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01.07.2021

Personal Narratives: Ruth Kihika and Fairo Dzekashu

Two icipe PhD scholars narrate their journeys in science and their research at icipe, its contribution to the sustainable development goals and COVID-19 pandemic recovery journey.

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20.05.2021

Webinar – Towards a clean and healthy Africa for sustainable livelihoods, food and nutritional security

Towards a clean and healthy Africa for sustainable livelihoods, food and nutritional security.

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