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Solar powered mosquito trap offers hope for combating malaria
A newly-developed, solar powered mosquito trapping system (SMoT), which is baited with a synthetic odour blend that mimics human odour, has led to a 70% decline in the populations of Anopheles mosquitoes, the most significant malaria-transmitting species, in Rusinga Island, western Kenya.
Tiny microbe turns tropical butterfly into male killer
Scientists from Kenya and the United Kingdom have helped to identify a male-killing microbe in a common East African butterfly called the African Queen (also known as the African Monarch), which leads to the death of all sons when a mother butterfly is infected.
icipe research featured on BBC
July 2016: icipe’s research towards increasing agricultural productivity in Africa has been featured on BBC World News, Horizons programme, in an episode titled ‘Healthy Harvests’ (Link: http://www.bbc.com/specialfeatures/horizonsbusiness/seriessix/healthy-harvests/?vi
icipe Director General Honoured
31 May 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel – icipe Director General, Dr Segenet Kelemu, has received an honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel's largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning, and one of the top 100 universities internationally.