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ICIPE-UK partnership to develop legume pest control technologies

The Kenya-based International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology is partnering with UK universities to develop technologies for taming Bean Flower Thrips, a major pest affecting leguminous crops in sub-Saharan Africa.

ICIPE and the universities of Keele and Harper Adams will receive funding from UK Aid’s Global Challenges Research Fund to come up with environmentally friendly technologies to control the pest.

ICIPE does not disclose the funding amount in the announcement on its website. But it says that opportunities for postdoctoral training will be provided through the project, and that there are prospects for scientific knowledge exchange.

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