Expertise shared at first Pan-American Bioinputs Forum aimed at increasing sustainable productivity in agriculture

CABI has shared its expertise at the first Pan-American Bioinputs Forum: Perspectives and Opportunities for a Growing Subsector aimed at increasing agricultural productivity and sustainability in the region. Dr Yelitza Colmenarez, CABI’s Centre Director, Brazil, joined a panel discussion on ‘Regulations and Policies for the Promotion of Bioinputs’ which explored…
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Smallest agri-SMEs in Africa owner-managed by women bore the brunt of COVID-19, new CABI study reveals

The smallest agri-SMEs in Africa owner-managed by women bore the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research led by a team of CABI scientists and published in the journal CABI Agriculture & Bioscience. The researchers studied data from 119 agri-SMEs – ranging in size from sole proprietorships with…
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CABI joins SWIFT response to help improve food security in Ethiopia

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CABI has teamed-up with a cross-sector consortium to help estimate demand for small-scale hydropower and solar mini-grids that could power irrigation systems to help ensure greater food production in a remote region of Ethiopia. The project, funded through Innovate UK Energy Catalyst Round 9, will see LENKÉ: Space & Water…
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CABI renews agreement with COMESA for increased trade in fresh fruit and vegetables

CABI has renewed its agreement with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) which will see the two organisations continue efforts towards supporting member countries in increased trade of their fresh fruit and vegetables. Dr Morris Akiri, Dr Noah Phiri and Phyllis Ombonyo, from CABI’s regional centre for…
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World’s leading experts on maize crop pests gather to share latest research to help safeguard food security

Lodged maize plants due to corn rootworm feeding on roots in Hungary (Photo: Stefan Toepfer) Western corn rootworm
More than 70 of the world’s leading experts on maize crop pests have shared the very latest research to help safeguard food security as part of the 28th International Working Group of Ostrinia and other maize pests (IWGO) Conference. Scientists from Canada, China, the USA and various countries in Europe…
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Workshop in Balochistan, Pakistan, showcases review of country’s Organic Agriculture Policy

A workshop has been held in Balochistan, Pakistan, to showcase a review of the country’s Organic Agriculture Policy. The event included representatives from academia, research, extension, associations, foundations, farmers, industries, inputs manufacturers, suppliers and agriculture experts. The workshop was held in Quetta-Balochistan under the CABI-led project ‘Building the policy ecosystem…
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