News and Events

11.03.2016

US$ 2.5M renewable energy project

Nairobi, Kenya, 12 March 2016 - icipe has embarked on a US$ 2.5 million renewable energy initiative, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

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07.03.2016

$10.35M initiative to reach 12,500 Ethiopian youth

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 3 March 2016 – The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), and The MasterCard Foundation today announced a US$10.35 million (approximately 220 million Ethiopian birr) commitment towards creating employment opportunities for young people through beekeeping and silkworm farming.

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03.03.2016

Recommendations for insects for food and feed

Kisumu, Kenya, 2-3 March 2016 – An international conference has endorsed the use of insects as alternative sources of food for human consumption and as feed for livestock, globally and specifically in East Africa.

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01.03.2016

New initiative on climate change adaptation

Nairobi, 1 March 2016 – icipe and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland have launched a new initiative aimed at supporting the ability of smallholder farming families living around fragile mountain ecosystems in eastern Africa to adapt to the impacts of climate variability and change through research-based interventions has been launched.  

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09.02.2016

Contract signed for food bait production

In November 2015, icipe signed a contract with Kenya Biologics Ltd, towards the construction of a commercial processing plant of a food bait developed by the Centre, as part of its integrated pest management (IPM) of fruit flies in Africa.

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