New report published on agriculture and ICTs

27 November 2014 – The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Agriculture and Food for Development has published a report on Harnessing the Potential: Exploring ICTs and Knowledge Sharing in agriculture. Evidence given by CABI was included in the report. CABI was called upon to talk to the APPG because of…
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CABI Compendia celebrate 20 year anniversary

4 December 2014 – Today, CABI is celebrating the 20 year anniversary of its Compendium Programme. The first compendium on crop protection began in 1994 and was published in 1998. More have followed year on year. The CABI Compendium Programme encompasses five encyclopedic mixed-media resources covering animal health and production;…
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Japanese Knotweed Alliance launches new-look website

19 November 2014 – The Japanese Knotweed Alliance, of which CABI is a partner, today launched its new-look website. With updated content, design and navigation, the website makes it even easier to find information about the Alliance’s research of biological or natural control of Japanese knotweed in Great Britain: http://www.cabi.org/japaneseknotweedalliance/…
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CABI upgrades to COUNTER4 for product usage statistics

10 November 2014 – CABI is delighted to announce it has upgraded to COUNTER version 4 (COUNTER4) for its product usage statistics. Reports are now available for CABI products hosted on CAB Direct and the CABI platform. By moving to the latest version of COUNTER usage statistics, CABI remains COUNTER…
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CABI expert, Dr Arne Witt, to speak at Economist Feeding the World conference

10 November 2014 – Senior CABI invasive species expert, Dr Arne Witt, will be speaking at the Economist’s Feeding the World conference in 2015. Dr Witt will concentrate on the impact that Invasive Alien Species (IAS) – microbes, insects and plants introduced to new regions, through human activities – have on…
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Plantwise knowledge bank wins Open Data Award for Social Impact

4 November 2014 - the CABI-led Plantwise programme has been announced winner of the Open Data Award for Social Impact. This is the latest accolade for this innovative open access platform for knowledge to help farmers lose less of what they grow to crop pests and diseases. Plantwise knowledge bank Global…
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Impacts of invasive plants in Indonesia

31 October 2104 – This new video (below) shows the impact that an invasive, non-native plant, Acacia nilotica, is having on the Indonesian island of Java. The Acacia has taken over the landscape, devastating the savannah that the endangered banteng – a wild species of cattle – needs for survival,…
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Behind the scenes of Plantwise plant clinics in Uganda

29 October 2014 - PhD student, Andrew Tock, of the Warwick Crop Centre, has spent three months monitoring Plantwise plant clinic success in Uganda as part of a BBSRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnership. During this time, he kept a research diary (video below), describing his experiences in Uganda and the day-to-day…
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Australia and Africa to work together on plant biosecurity, change champions on the way

29 October 2014 - A cadre of ‘change champions’ are to be trained to improve plant biosecurity in ten east and southern African countries. Plant biosecurity specialists in national plant protection organisations, and in trade and private sector organisations have identified plant biosecurity training needs for ten African countries. Matched…
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Ugandan medical librarians win African health award

21 October 2014 – Two medical librarians from Uganda, Dr Alison Kinengyere and Ms Glorias Asiimwe, respectively Chair and Secretary of UG-AHILA, (the local country chapter of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa) yesterday received a prestigious award for their report on health information activities in their…
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