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icipe discovers trypanosome biomarkers and develops an inclusive diagnostic innovation for African animal trypanosomosis
Every year in Africa, three million cattle succumb to African animal trypanosomosis, a debilitating disease of livestock that is caused by trypanosome parasites, which are mainly transmitted by tsetse flies, and mechanically by other biting flies.
New photographic system
Thanks to a grant from Sida, icipe has acquired a MacroSolutions Macropod photographic system. This technologically advanced equipment, with its capacity to produce high-resolution images presents especially presents exciting opportunities for our taxonomy research.
icipe Director General honoured by Ethiopian bank
Enat Bank, Ethiopia, has named its 94th branch, located in Addis Ababa, after icipe Director General & CEO, Dr Segenet Kelemu, in honour of her excellence in the world of science. Initiated by 11 distinguished Ethiopian women, Enat Bank was founded in 2011 and became operational in 2013.
New study unravels the mechanisms through which the icipe push-pull technology conquers the fall armyworm, currently one of the most devastating and difficult pests in Africa
In 2016, the fall armyworm, a destructive moth that causes devastating damage to over 100 plant species, including cereals and horticultural crops, was reported for the first time in Africa. Initially confirmed in Nigeria, the pest has spread rapidly, rampaging its way across the continent, defying most control attempts, leaving