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Eng. Mahboub Maalim and Prof. Christian Borgemeister

Eng. Mahboub Maalim and Prof. Christian Borgemeister

On 2 August 2012 at icipe’s HQ in Nairobi, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD) Executive Secretary, Eng. Mahboub Maalim and the Director General of icipe, Prof. Christian Borgemeister, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aiming at reinforcing the mutual cooperation of IGAD and icipe in promoting food security and environmental protection through scientific research, and capacity and institutional building. Dr Solomon Munyua, IGAD Coordinator, Mr Mario Margiotta, iicipe‘s Head of the Capacity Building and Institutional Development Programme and Prof. Suresh Raina, Head of the Centre’s Adaptation to Climate Change and Ecosystem Services Cluster also attended the signing ceremony.

By signing this MoU, IGAD and icipe iare already taking a step towards working together in implementing a number of initiatives in the following (but not limited to) specific areas of mutual interest: apiculture—with regard to bee diseases, including quality assurance and value addition of bee products; sericulture practices; integrated pest management (IPM) in key crops of the region; animal production, health and marketing; integrated vector management as part of animal and human health disease management; and capacity building.











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