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Kenya-based insect centre swarmed with grants

Image: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0], via Flickr


Icipe CEO says investments are the fruit of multi-year drive to bring in new donors

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (Icipe) in Nairobi, Kenya, has secured two new grants as part of a years-long drive to diversify its income.

The Ikea Foundation, the charitable arm of the Swedish furniture giant, has granted Icipe US$5 million for a four-year project that it says will cut pesticide use, boost cereal production and improve soil health, while also reusing resources sustainably.

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