News and Events
Eating the desert locust reduces the risk of heart disease
Nairobi, Kenya, 21 May 2015: Eating the meat of the desert locust could be good for your heart, says a study conducted jointly by icipe, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and United States Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service (USDA/ARS).
icipe and collaborators discover 13 new wasp species
icipe taxonomists in collaboration with colleagues from the Tropical Entomology Research Institute and the University of Tuscia, both in Italy, have discovered 13 previously unknown wasps species in Kenya and Burundi.
SCIPM: project by icipe and partners to improve citrus farming
Nairobi, Kenya, 27 April 2015: A Euro 1.2 million project to address the significant insect pests and diseases constraining the production of citrus fruits in Kenya and Tanzania has been launched.
Nurturing a dream: icipe’s commitment to Fiona Nelima Mumoki’s rising scientific career
Nairobi, Kenya, 30 March 2015: In a continent where scientific dreams die young, especially for women scientists, Fiona Nelima Mumoki has managed to keep hers alive, nurtured for the past five years aticipe.
‘Attract and kill’: trapping malaria mosquito mums before they lay eggs
In a world first, researchers have found that a naturally occurring chemical attracts pregnant malaria-transmitting mosquitoes – a discovery which could boost malaria control efforts.