The World Food Prize

Kenya - ICIPE

 

AFRICAN INSECT SCIENCE FOR FOOD AND HEALTH

STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Studying Stingless Bees in Kenya (2013)
Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Food Security and Livelihoods in Kenya (2012)
Analyzing Climate Change and Its Impacts on Smallholder 'Push-Pull' Farmers in Western Kenya (2011) 
Analyzing the Impact of Push Pull Technology, Gender, and Irrigation on Food Security in Rural Kenya (2010) 
Trapping Tse Tse: Assessing the Use of Host Urine Baits for Sampling and Controlling tsetse (2009)
The Malaria Vector Project (2007)
Utilizing Women Farmer Groups to Disseminate Push-Pull Technology (2006)
The Diamondback Moth's Effect on Food Security (2005)
Analyzing the Tsetse Fly (2004)
Examining the Influence of Education on Household Food Security (2003)
Analyzing the Side Effects of Azadirachtin Botanical Insecticides on Tilapia (2002)
The Tsetse Menace (2001)
Examining the Influence of Culture and Gender on Household Food Security (2000)
Analyzing the Mating Behavior of Anopholes gambiae (1999)
Efforts to Improve the Food Supply in Kenya (1998)

The African Insect Science for Food and Health (ICIPE) organization in Nairobi, Kenya, has hosted fifteen high school students since 1998.

Established in 1970, ICIPE has strived to help ensure food security and better health for human kind and its livestock, to protect the environment, and to conserve and make better use of a natural resource.

ICIPE carries out research and development in human, animal, plant, and environmental health. 
 

 

 

Interns at ICIPE work alongside renowned international researchers and experts - like Dr. Zeyaur Khan, Dr. Rajinder K. Saini, 1995 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Hans Herren, Dr. Maurice Omolo, and Dr. Hortance Manda - in the the fields and villages of Kaugege, Lwanda, Nguruman and Mbita.

The students also have the opportunity to work with children at Mbita elementary school and travel around Kenya with their host families and colleagues to see sites such as the Maasi Mara National Reserve, National Museum of Kenya, Solar Ice Rink, Karen Blixen Museum, Kenya National Theatre, The Village Market, Nairobi National Park, and the Bird Islands. 

 

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