CABI’s expertise in Integrated Pest Management shines at 10th International IPM Symposium

Plant doctors at a plant clinic in Kenya
The CABI-led global Plantwise programme and the integration of more environmentally friendly and safer-to-use biological controls for crop pest and disease management have been highlighted at the 10th International IPM Symposium. In addition, Plantwise scooped the IPM Team category in the associated 2021 International IPM Achievement Awards of Excellence. The…
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Low potato yields in Kenya not down to management practices alone, CABI study suggests

Women market
Low potato yields averaging 8.6t/ha are not only determined by the management practices employed by potato farmers in Kenya, a study by CABI scientists based at CABI’s regional centre for Africa suggests. Poor quality of potato planting materials – where there is an over-dependence on the informal sector – could…
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SciDev.Net’s readers’ conference spotlights extraordinary women in science

Female scientist
Three extraordinary women in science from the Global South were the first to be cast into the spotlight as part of a series of monthly reader conference calls hosted by SciDev.Net’s team of regional editors. To coincide with International Day of Women and Girls in Science, SciDev.Net held the event…
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CABI’s work to help Pakistan produce better cotton extended for another three years

"Better Cotton Project Sind, Pakistan"
CABI’s work to help Pakistan’s cotton farmers reduce annual losses of around $350m through poor production, transport and storage practices under the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has been extended for another three years. CABI’s centre in Pakistan has won £1.59m in funding from the Better Cotton Growth & Innovation Fund…
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Field cage study highlights safety of classic biological control agent against devastating invasive fruit fly

D. suzukii on cherry
CABI scientists have led new research which highlights the safety of a classical biological control agent against the devastating invasive fruit fly Drosophila suzukii which attacks over 150 wild and cultivated fruits, including cherries, blueberries and strawberries, as well as the fruits of ornamental plants. Drosophila suzukii, or commonly called…
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CABI’s 402nd Executive Council looks forward to Member Countries shaping and supporting its new Medium-Term Strategy

"Chinyunyu Plant Clinic in Rufunsa district, Zambia."
CABI’s Member Countries will play a key role in creating and implementing the organization’s new three-year Medium-Term Strategy 2023-25 (MTS), which will focus on addressing the biggest challenges facing humanity, including poverty, hunger, climate change, gender inequality and biodiversity loss. Dr Daniel Elger, CABI’s CEO, told a virtual meeting of…
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Review highlights opportunities for joined-up action on climate adaptation and invasive species management

Parthenium in Pakistan
A CABI-led review has found there are opportunities for increased policy coordination to achieve win-win results for both climate adaptation and Invasive Species Management (ISM) in Pakistan, Zambia, Kenya and Ghana. The paper, authored by Jonathan Casey, CABI’s Climate Change Manager, explored existing interlinkages across national planning processes for ISM,…
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CABI is now accepting submissions for One Health resources

CABI One Health
CABI One Health, a new open access journal, due to be launched later this year as part of a new set of transdisciplinary One Health resources, is now open for submissions. The journal is part of a growing, and integrated information resource that includes One Health Cases – which is…
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Science journalists in Uganda make the headlines

New vision news room
Six budding science journalists have been making the headlines after successfully completing the free online Script Science Communication Skills for Journalists course. The course, offered under SciDev.Net’s Script programme, is a free online training programme for journalists and scientists to enhance the flow of reliable, research-based scientific information. Over 3,500…
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CABI and Euphresco network partnering to bolster global plant health research

"Simplex Chisale, Plant Doctor in Mitundu Village, Malawi"
CABI and Euphresco have joined in partnership to share access to their respective networks with a view to facilitating international collaboration, reinforcing plant health research across complementary memberships and helping to ensure greater global food security. The Euphresco network brings together organizations with different mandates (e.g. research funders, policy makers,…
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