News and Events

14.12.2020

icipe wins Food Planet Prize

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (www.icipe.org) has been awarded the prestigious, USD 1 million Curt Bergfors Foundation Food Planet Prize, from about 650 global nominations, in recognition of the Centre’s pioneering research and development (R&D) activities on insects for food, feed and other uses. The Centre will share the prize with Sanergy, a Kenya/United States-based organisation.

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10.12.2020

Total control of Tuta absoluta

In a landmark move for tomato production in Africa, the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) has released a parasitic wasp that will naturally control the invasive and highly destructive Tuta absoluta, a tomato leafminer that was detected for first time in Africa in 2008 and has since spread rapidly across the continent.

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01.12.2020

Boost for icipe malaria reduction efforts

Funding for groundbreaking research on malaria transmission-blocking microbe 

1 December 2020​: Following discovery by scientists at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (www.icipe.org) that a microbe named Microsporidia MB found in mosquitoes is capable of blocking transmission of malaria from the mosquitoes to people, icipe has been awarded a USD 2.2 million grant by Open Philanthropy (www.openphilanthropy.org).

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23.11.2020

Watch icipe’s golden jubilee celebrations

Click here to watch icipe's golden jubilee celebrations.

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23.11.2020

Watch icipe’s golden jubilee celebrations

Click here to watch icipe's golden jubilee celebrations.

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