CABI provides technical expertise to help implement the Plant Health Strategy for Africa

Plant health strategy
CABI is providing technical expertise to help the Inter-African Phytosanitary Council of the African Union (AU-IAPSC) implement the Plant Health Strategy for Africa with the ultimate aim of increasing the food security of the continent. Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), CABI’s regional centre for Africa in…
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PlantwisePlus programme launches to help improve food security in Pakistan

CABI in Pakistan has officially launched the PlantwisePlus programme to help improve food security in Pakistan through more sustainable approaches to food production. The CABI-led programme will help the Pakistan Government and smallholder farmers predict, prepare and prevent plant health threats to help reduce crop losses and increase livelihoods. It…
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CABI and Uganda work towards plans for greater sustainable food security

CABI and senior officials from Uganda’s Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) other stakeholders are engaging in high-level talks with a view to greater collaboration towards ensuring better sustainable food security in the country. An initial meeting took place at Lake Victoria Serena…
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Papua New Guinea’s food security to be strengthened further through PlantwisePlus programme

  CABI is working with the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government to help the country further strengthen its food security by moving towards the implementation of the PlantwisePlus programme. A meeting has been held between CABI, the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) and the National Agricultural Quarantine and Inspection Authority…
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CABI shares expertise at 19th Triennial Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Roots

International Society for Tropical Roots
CABI scientists have shared their expertise on the management of invasive species – which can affect the yields and livelihoods of smallholder farmers – as part of the 19th Triennial Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Roots (ISTRC). The theme of the symposium was ‘Technological and business innovations for…
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Weevil may save Great Britain up to £16.8m a year in management of invasive aquatic fern

Azolla filiculoides showing signs of biocontrol impact
A new CABI-led study suggests that a tiny weevil (Stenopelmus rufinasus) has huge benefits in saving Great Britain up to £16.8m in annual management costs of the invasive aquatic fern Azolla filiculoides. The research, published in the CABI Agriculture and Bioscience journal, estimates that without any biocontrol the expected yearly…
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