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International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology

Overview
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology

The Academy was instrumental in the establishment in 1970 of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Nairobi, Kenya. The goal of the ICIPE is to develop more effective and less dangerous pesticides through a greater understanding of insect biology. In February 2004, the Institute added a semi-autonomous division, the Southern Environmental and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, dedicated to legal and policy research. Together, the two institutes are able to comprehensively realize both the scientific and policy aspects of ICIPE’s goal, which is to develop insect management tools that will help ensure a healthy populace.

Go to the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) website.

Project Data

  • PROJECT DATE: 1970-1978
  • PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS: Roger Revelle (University of California, San Diego) and Carl Djerassi (Stanford University)
  • SOURCES OF FUNDING: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, National Science Foundation, Research Corporation of New York, Allen Foundation, American Academy, United States Agency for International Development
  • COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS: National Academy of Sciences, East African Academy, Israeli Academy of Sciences and the Humanities, Royal Netherlands Academy, Royal Society of London, Max Planck Society
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