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02.11.2020

icipe – 50 years of plant health research

The United Nations has designated 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH), as an opportunity to raise global awareness on how keeping plants healthy can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment and boost economic development.

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26.10.2020

ARPPIS-DAAD PhD scholarships for study at icipe

Three-Year Doctoral Training in Insect and Related Sciences for Development

Deadline for applications to icipe: 22nd December 2020

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05.10.2020

Insect of the Month (October): Tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans

Tsetse flies occur only in Africa and are found in 38 countries where they transmit African trypanosomes, parasites that cause nagana in cattle and sleeping sickness in people. African animal trypanosomosis (nagana) costs the continent in excess of 10 billion USD annually in part because of its impact on loss of farming.

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01.09.2020

Insect of the Month (September): Cotesia icipe

Fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, invaded Africa from tropical and subtropical America only as recent as 2016, yet is now present in all countries in sub-Saharan Africa, where it incurs infestation levels of up to 100%, often resulting in total yield loss and devastating the livelihoods of many farmers.

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18.08.2020

New arsenals for fall armyworm control

icipe-led initiative develops new biopesticides, and strengthens regional collaboration for harmonisation and commercialisation of agricultural products and technologies

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