The icipe Bioprospecting Programme undertakes research and development towards the following:

  • Discovery, development and commercialization of products from biodiversity for pest, vector and disease management.
  • Promotion of sustainable production, commercialization and use of nature-based products through Private-Public-Community Partnerships (PPCP).
  • Capacity building of natural resource-dependent rural communities to sustainably produce pesticidal and medicinal plants and products for pest, vector and disease management for:
    • Livelihood improvement, biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation.
    • Promotion of new cash crops from traditional insecticidal and medicinal plants for rural community development.
    • Promotion of Green Economy in Africa.