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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.
icipe Director General receives one of the United States most important accolades
icipe Director General & Chief Executive Officer, Dr Segenet Kelemu, is the 2022 International Recipient of the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The medals, which were established in 1986 by the Ellis Island Honors Society (EIHS), are among the United States most renowned awards. They are officially recognised by the US Senate and House of Representatives, and all the recipients are listed in the Congressional Records; the official record of the proceedings and debates of the US Congress.
Newly discovered African crickets fortify African porridge
icipe researchers use insect nutrients to transform continent’s popular staple into a nutritious super-food; create a model for food-to-food biofortification.