5 results

5 results

In an icipe lab.

06/12/20

icipe 50th anniversary: “a science that serves both the academic world and civil societies”

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), one of the long-standing partners of IRD in Kenya and East Africa, celebrated its 50th anniversary in November 2020. Valérie Verdier, IRD CEO, congratulated this excellent scientific institute.

The scientists breed maize in order to feed maize pests.

25/06/20

Kenya: Science carries on during pandemic, to maintain insect breeding

When the country implemented a national lockdown and travel restrictions due to the current health crisis, Paul-André Calatayud and his kenyan colleagues had to find a way to ensure that their research and laboratory work could keep going. They indeed cannot stop their activity as they breed insects...

Fall armyworm.

30/04/20

New bugs, found in Kenya, can help to control major maize pests

Insect pests, such as maize stemborers and fall armyworm, increasingly challenge food production around the world.

Silkworm

13/12/19

Paul-André Calatayud awarded for his remarkable partnership with icipe

Senior researcher at the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), Paul-André Calatayud has been working in partnership with Kenyan researchers for many years now. He was just awarded the title of “outstanding partner of the year” by his host institution in Nairobi, the...

Exposition Insectes

Insects to the planet’s rescue

Fascinating, insignificant, repulsive, awesome – whatever your view on them, insects are everywhere and essential! Some 400 million years of evolution have resulted in an incredible diversity of insects and they can be found in every corner of the world, even at the poles and in the oceans.