Training & Capacity Building

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) has developed farmer-level technologies in silk farming (sericulture) and improved beekeeping (apiculture). In order to facilitate the transfer of this technology to farmers, icipe organizes training courses in honeybee farming, stingless bees and wild and mulberry silk farming in Nairobi and Mwingi field sites. The courses are organized twice a year i.e. May/June and October/November.

The aim of this training course is to enable farmers to initiate and establish these technologies in their areas and thereby add substantial income to their livelihoods. The trained participant is expected to willingly offer training on voluntary basis to other community members.


Building Capacity for Beekeepers


The training is held at icipe headquarters in Nairobi and Mwingi field site in Mwingi District.


Who should attend?

People who need to know more about silkworms, honeybees and their management and wish to utilise them for improving their income.



The medium of instruction and all course materials will be in English and Swahili



A Registration fee of USD300 per person per course is payable to icipe on or before the commencement of the course. The participants are also expected to meet the cost of transportation, accommodation, meals, medical and insurance cover during the training period.

If you wish to attend this course, please complete and return the form attached bellow as soon as possible. The email recipient is attached in the form.


Application Form