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Following the latest government announcement concerning the current Covid-19 pandemic the Society headquarters at Mansion House has now closed.

Where possible emails will be monitored, any urgent enquiries should be forwarded to info@royensoc.co.uk

Membership applications will be put on hold until further notice.

Our "identify that insect" service will continue, but our Director of Science cannot accept any physical samples to inspect during this time. identifythatinsect@royensoc.co.uk

Our Librarian will not have access to our collections from home, but will be happy to try and locate references available to download from the internet. val@royensoc.co.uk

All events and meetings have been cancelled until further notice https://www.royensoc.co.uk/events

We hope that everyone stays well and we hope that normal business can resume soon for everyone, thank you for your understanding during this difficult time that the world finds itself in.

Kirsty Whiteford - Registrar

Professor Zeyaur Khan

Prof Zeyaur Khan
Honorary Fellow
Date of fellowship 2015

Professor Zeyaur Khan is recognized worldwide for his discovery and wide-scale implementation of the Push-Pull technology – a pro-poor scientific innovation, and its subsequent adaptation to climate change for enhancing food security and environmental sustainability for small-holder cereal-livestock African farmers through integrated management of stemborers, parasitic striga weeds and soil fertility, while providing quality fodder in cereal-livestock farming systems. About 800,000 people in more than 110,000 households in eastern Africa are now food secure through adoption of both conventional and climate-smart Push-Pull technology. Prof Khan’s goal is to end hunger and poverty for 10 million people by extending Push-Pull technology to 1 million households in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020.

Prof Khan is Honorary Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences and of the TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences). He is the Thomas Odhiambo Distinguished Research Fellow based at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) in Kenya where he presently holds a position of Principal Scientist and Leader of Habitat Management Program. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Entomology at Cornell University in United States of America and is presently an Extra-Ordinary Professor of Life Sciences at University of North-West in South Africa. He is the recipient of 2015 Louis Malassis International Prize for Outstanding Career in Agriculture for his contribution in the field of agriculture and food security. He also won the 2011 TWAS prize in Agricultural Sciences for enhancing food security and environmental sustainability in Africa through Push-Pull technology.

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