CABI highlights support for climate-resilient food systems at the Africa Food Systems Forum

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CABI has highlighted its support for climate- resilient food systems – in line with its Medium-Term Strategy (MTS) 2023-2025 – at the Africa Food Systems Forum 2023 (also known as AGRF 2023) held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In light of challenges from climate change, population growth, economic downturns, and…
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Early warning pest alerts and Integrated Pest Management advice contributes to greater food security in Ghana

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Smallholder maize farmers in Ghana provided with early warning pest alerts and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) advice about the fall armyworm pest enjoyed greater food security than their counterparts who were not privy to such information. A new CABI-led study, published in the journal Food Security, reveals that smallholder maize…
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CABI and EWS-KT join hands to improve information accessibility in agriculture

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CABI and East-West Seed Knowledge Transfer Foundation (EWS-KT) are pleased to announce a new collaboration to provide education and training opportunities for smallholder farmers, farmer trainers and extension workers, and other agriculture sector professionals. This partnership will enable widespread utilization of scientific knowledge for improving crop quality and yield and…
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CABI to publish Royal Entomological Society Handbooks series

A deal has been agreed for CABI to publish all future editions of the Royal Entomological Society’s (RES) series Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects. The much-loved series has helped amateur and professional entomologists with insect identification and taxonomy since 1949. The partnership provides the RES with a full…
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CABI supports floating pennywort weevil release in Barnsley, UK

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A joint venture between Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency has funded the release of a biocontrol agent at a site in Barnsley, Yorkshire, UK, to help tackle one of our most invasive aquatic plants – floating pennywort. In July 2023, the weevil was introduced into a large pond owned…
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Study demonstrates the value of citizen science to monitor natural enemy in fight against invasive Siam weed

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CABI has led new research which demonstrates the value of using citizen science to monitor the establishment and spread of a natural enemy to fight the invasive shrub Chromolaena odorata – also known as Siam weed – in South and South-East Asia. Dr Matthew Cock, a CABI Emeritus Fellow, used…
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CABI renews agreement with Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute

CABI has renewed its agreement to work in partnership with the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI). This is part of joint efforts to help ensure greater sustainable food security in Malaysia through the Joint Laboratory platform – conducting research and development in areas of mutual interest. Specifically, the…
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CABI hosts delegation of top UK scientists and CGIAR

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CABI recently brought together some of the world’s leading agricultural scientists and Professor Lindiwe Sibanda, Chair of CGIAR’s System Board, to discuss opportunities for greater collaboration between UK scientific institutions and CGIAR
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CABI Academy launches free course and certifications on bioprotection products

The CABI Academy is launching a free course giving practical guidance on choosing, using and interpreting the results of bioprotection products in the field. The course is aimed at extension workers and agro-input dealers, building skills in advising smallholder farmers about using nature-based solutions to manage crop pests and diseases…
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40th country Jamaica joins CABI BioProtection Portal

The CABI BioProtection Portal is now available in Jamaica to help local growers reduce reliance on chemical pesticides and produce safer and healthier food. Products on the site can fight a range of crop pests, such as the fall armyworm on maize, coffee berry borer on coffee and plantain weevil…
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