CABI receives prestigious award for supporting graduate tourism research

7 June 2014 – CABI has received a prestigious award for supporting the 3rd Interdisciplinary Tourism Research Conference / 7th World Conference for Graduate Research in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure in Istanbul, Turkey, by providing book prizes to the conference’s winning graduate researchers. CABI authors were on hand at the…
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Looking back at a year of impact: CABI in Review 2013

23 May 2014 – We are delighted to bring you CABI in Review 2013. Each year, we publish an annual review to tell the stories of our projects and the impact they have on the farmers, extension workers, scientists, policy makers and professional practitioners we work with. This year, we pay…
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World Cup mascot under threat

12 June 2014 – Brazil’s World Cup mascot, Fuleco the three-banded armadillo, is under threat. Its habitat in Caatinga, Northeast Brazil, is being smothered by rubbervine, an invasive weed. Already thought to be extinct until its rediscovery in the 1990s, the armadillo has suffered a substantial decline in numbers over…
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National Geographic Hackathon

4 May 2014 – Check out this video to hear how CABI contributed to National Geographic’s Future of Food Hackathon in Washington DC last weekend. CABI’s Dr Martin Parr and Dr Timothy Holmes of the Plantwise knowledge bank describe the type of open access data from CABI which was offered to participants of…
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Sustainable solutions to soil pest problems in Rwanda

1 March 2014 – A two-year project to transfer technology from China to Rwanda started earlier this year. The project, financed by the Agri TT  programme, is supporting Rwanda’s efforts to improve its soil and solve its insect pest problems with biologically-based crop protection technology from China. The project will…
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CABI celebrates Earth Day

22 April 2014 – We at CABI spend a lot of time researching some of the most extreme challenges facing the environment, and supporting livelihoods that depend on it with programmes like Plantwise. Every year the international community celebrates Earth Day on 22 April, which draws public attention to challenges like climate change, food insecurity, loss of…
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CABI produces new video on invasive weeds in Africa

1 April 2014 – CABI, together with Tmax Productions, have produced a video called the ‘Green Invasion – Destroying Livelihoods in Africa.” The short film (approx. 7mins long) details how invasive weeds are impacting on the lives of rural communities in East Africa. Although a large number of non-native species…
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Steering Committee of the China-CABI Joint Laboratory held in China

3 April 2014 – The 6th Steering Committee meeting was held in Dehong Prefecture of Yunnan Province, China on 13-14 March 2014. It brought together eight Steering Committee members and several other key players to review how the Joint Laboratory has progressed during 2013, carry out project site visits, and look…
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CEO Trevor Nicholls live at The Economist’s Feeding the World 2014

13 February 2014 – Bringing together key players in food security from the private, public and civil society sector, the Economist’s annual Feeding the World conference took place in London today and highlighted CABI’s efforts to level the playing field for the smallholder farmer. Invited to speak on the afternoon…
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New paper and infographic: Himalayan balsam and its impact on UK invertebrates

  Research by CABI scientists has shown local spider, true bug and beetle abundance are negatively affected by the presence of the invsive non-native weed, Himalayan balsam. A paper by CABI scientists details the results and discusses the implications for habitat restoration.  
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