Sign-up for monthly Script training webinars

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SciDev.Net’s training programme, Script, is inviting researchers to sign-up to its new series of monthly training webinars. The first webinar, held in February, looked at how researchers can boost their career through science communication. The next one takes place at 2pm (GMT) on Wednesday 29 March and will be led…
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CABI shares expertise in all things microbiome at UKRI Innovate UK KTN Microbiome One Health Conference

CABI’s experts in bioscience services and publishing have shared their knowledge on all things microbiome at the UKRI Innovate UK KTN Microbiome One Health Conference held at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland. Dr Matthew Ryan, CABI’s Research Lead of Biological Resources and Dr Erika Newton, Journals Publisher, both participated in…
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Future of bovine TB research comes ‘under the microscope’ at STAR-IDAZ IRC workshop

The future of bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) research has come under the microscope at a workshop hosted by the STAR-IDAZ International Research Consortium (IRC) in Birmingham, UK. CABI runs the STAR-IDAZ IRC secretariat, alongside the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the…
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Kenya’s livestock value chain may be strengthened through collaboration with US agricultural sector

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CABI is conducting research and analysis of Kenya’s livestock value chain to see if it might be further strengthened through investments, trade and collaborations with the United States agricultural sector. The work will aim to help improve the livelihoods of farmers and contribute to increasing food security for Kenya’s 47…
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Mapping of weather and climate services for crop pest and disease management in Kenya comes under spotlight

The role of weather and climate services and digital tools for crop pest and disease management in Kenya has come under the spotlight as part of a stakeholder consultation held at CABI’s regional centre for Africa in Nairobi. The workshop was delivered by CABI as part of a collaborative project…
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CABI works in partnership to step up fight against pests and diseases of papaya in Uganda

CABI is working in partnership with the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) to step up the fight against pests and diseases of papaya in Uganda. As part of the ‘Protecting Biodiversity through Biocontrol of Papaya Mealybug in East Africa’ project,…
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CABI BioProtection Portal launched to help fight crop pests and diseases more sustainably in Tanzania

CABI’s ground-breaking bioprotection resource, the CABI BioProtection Portal, has now been launched in Tanzania to give growers and advisors the information they need to help fight crop pests and diseases more sustainably. The CABI BioProtection Portal is an open access, digital tool that enables users to find registered biopesticide and…
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CABI showcases potential of joint crop-livestock clinics and efforts to manage invasive papaya mealybug at NARO-MAK Scientific Conference in Uganda

CABI has showcased the potential of joint crop-livestock clinics to help strengthen agricultural extension services at the 3rd Joint National Agricultural Research Organisation and Makerere University (NARO-MAK) Scientific Conference. The Prime Minister of Uganda, the Rt.Hon. Robinah Nabbanja, was among the distinguished guests who visited the CABI stand to learn…
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Ovarian development of yellow-spined bamboo locust sheds light on emergence and migratory nature of pest

Scientists from the Chinese MARA-CABI Joint Laboratory for Biosafety have created a model which can estimate adult emergence periods and identify migratory populations of the yellow-spined bamboo locust from their ovarian development. Outlined in a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology, the researchers say their model provides…
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New binary toxins found in fight against devastating western corn rootworm pest

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After having 340 novel proteins from over 2,600 bacterial strains screened for insecticidal properties, scientists believe they have finally found a new effective toxin against the devastating western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) pest. Dr Stefan Toepfer and Wayne Coles reports. A consortium of seven French science institutions and companies,…
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