CABI joins 13-country African fertiliser project

8 August 2013 – Over the summer, CABI announced its involvement in an exciting, 13-country project called Optimising Fertiliser Recommendations for Africa (OFRA). CABI is acting as contract holder and the African Soil Health Consortium (ASHC) is responsible for the project’s communications. This month, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which will carry…
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CABI launches new website

1 August 2013 – CABI is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. By putting improved functionality and navigation at the heart of its web design, CABI has made it even easier for visitors to locate information about the organisation’s many projects, services and publishing products. Concentrating on…
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On World Food Day, “We need to produce more smartly and waste less”

16 October 2013 – Today is World Food Day, a day of global action against hunger. To meet future food demand as worldwide population increases, we need an additional 2.7 million hectares of farmland per year. Or do we? “Not necessarily”, says CABI CEO, Dr Trevor Nicholls. “While this is…
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India rice workshop a success

14 October 2013 – A specialised CABI rice agri-advice pilot has been successfully implemented, so much so that following a multi-stakeholder donor workshop held in October, our centre in India is now working to increase its scale to the national level across India. Rice growers can experience yield losses as…
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Landmark climate change report brings new concerns for food security

26 September 2013 – Tomorrow, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release its fifth global warming report predicting indicators of climate change for the coming years. The expectation is that the temperature is set to increase even more dramatically than the last report predicted in 2007, causing a…
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CABI gives thumbs up to EU action against invasive species

10 September 2013 – CABI welcomes action that the EU has recently taken (9 September 2013) to protect member states against the adverse impacts of Invasive Alien Species (IAS). The draft Regulation on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of IAS will help to coordinate management and…
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CABI provides free books through AGORA programme

10 September 2013 – CABI has decided to provide developing countries with free access to 77 recently published agriculture, plant and veterinary science books, as part of the AGORA programme. Set up by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) together with major publishers, and now in the run up…
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CABI appoints Dr Babar Bajwa as Regional Director, Central and West Asia

CABI is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Babar Bajwa as Regional Director, Central and West Asia. Dr Bajwa, an award winning agricultural researcher, joined CABI today and is based in our office in Pakistan. He brings with him a wealth of expertise in agribusiness, essential for a region…
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CABI CEO, Dr Trevor Nicholls, elected to Tropical Agriculture Programme committee

9 September 2013 – CABI’s CEO, Dr Trevor Nicholls, has been elected to the final steering committee of the Tropical Agriculture Programme (TAP). Already a member of TAP's interim steering committee, Dr Nicholls will hold this new role for the next three years. TAP was launched at the first G20 meeting…
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CABI Plantwise collaboration with IPPC

5 September 2013 – As part our recent efforts to improve collaboration on joint activities, CABI Plantwise is delighted to announce an agreement with the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) to initiate secondments between the two organisations, and thereby increase transparency and effectiveness. Katherine Cameron, Knowledge Bank Development Manager for…
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