Extension campaign helps nearly 61,500 farmers in Ghana increase maize productivity

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A CABI-led pilot project has helped nearly 61,500 farmers in Ghana tackle fall armyworm and stalk borer by broadcasting advice from a network of Community Information Centres (CICs) with a view to increasing their yields of maize. One hundred CICs were engaged in the Bono and Bono East Regions of…
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Experts call on governments to start including animal welfare in sustainable development governance

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Scientists and other experts are calling on governments to start including animal welfare in sustainable development governance now in order to work towards a healthier, more resilient, and more sustainable world for all. The CABI One Health journal has published a commentary from a team of experts ahead of the…
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‘Wonder Weevil’ released in fight against invasive floating pennywort

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CABI research has been at the forefront of a world-first after a South American weevil more than 10 years under study has been released in England to sustainably fight the invasive non-native species floating pennywort. The release was timed to coincide with Invasive Species Week 2022. Invasive Species Week is…
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Sida-funded media training for researchers ends

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A Sida-funded science communication training programme to help researchers communicate their research more effectively has ended. The final training was delivered to researchers and PhD students at Makerere University in Uganda. This was part of a series of science communication trainings aimed at researchers at institutions in the Global South.…
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CABI consults Member Countries and highlights importance of collaboration in delivery of post COVID-19 Medium-Term Strategy

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Three Regional Consultations (Asia-Pacific, Americas & Europe and Africa) have recently been held involving CABI’s Member Countries and other stakeholders as they continue to play a key role in the creation of CABI’s new Medium-Term Strategy (MTS) for 2023-2025. The triennial consultations provide the opportunity for national governments within Member…
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CABI-led digital tool to fight armoured bush cricket wins Atos Digitize Rural-Agriculture Challenge

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The concept for a digital tool to fight devastating armoured bush cricket outbreaks in Southern Africa – which has been led by a team of CABI and Ministry of Agriculture of Zambia scientists and researchers – has won the Atos Digitize Rural-Agriculture Challenge. The challenge was part of the Innovate2030-SDG11…
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CABI updates workshop on steps to find effective biological control for invasive Galapagos blackberry

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CABI experts have updated authorities, as well as researchers from several universities, public and private institutions, organizations dedicated to studying invasive species in Ecuador, on its efforts to help find an effective biological control for the invasive blackberry (Rubus niveus) on the Galapagos Islands. Dr Marion Seier and Dr Harry…
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First mite to lead biological fight against Russian olive approved for use in Canada

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More than 10 years spent researching a safe and effective biological control to fight the Russian olive may soon start paying dividends after authorities have given permission for the release of the first biological control agent – Aceria angustifoliae – against the invasive weed in Canada. CABI, together with partners…
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CABI highlights digital technology to assist global food security efforts at Africa Agri Expo 2022

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CABI has highlighted the use of digital technology to help assist global food security efforts at the 5th Africa Agri Expo 2022 virtual conference – one of the leading agriculture events that connects Africa to the world’s agribusiness industries. Henry Mibei, CABI’s Manager, Digital Development based at its regional centre…
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CABI supports efforts to protect Barbados’ endangered endemic leaf-toed gecko

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CABI is working in partnership to help protect Barbados’ endangered endemic leaf-toed gecko from possible extinction with the creation of a bio-secure site for the lizard. Working as part of the Global Environment Facility-funded project ‘Preventing Costs of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in Barbados and Countries of the OECS,’ and…
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