Repelling the invader: turning the tide on Ascension’s Mexican thorn

Prosopis juliflora
Mexican thorn is the most damaging invasive species on Ascension Island. Introduced purposely, this weed has naturalised and spread rapidly, outcompeting native vegetation and negatively impacting wildlife, while encouraging other invasive rodents. This project will take a strategic and integrated approach to controlling thorn on Ascension including a rigorous assessment…
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Strengthening food security systems in Pakistan

Thirty-seven percent of Pakistan's population is already vulnerable to food insecurity. This figure will soon exacerbate given the effect of recent external challenges including the rapid spread of Covid-19 and its subsequent Government restrictions, and Pakistan’s largest locust infestation in 25 years devasting large areas of agricultural land, including cotton,…
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CABI and the Rainforest Alliance pledge working towards more sustainable agriculture

Plantwise Cambodia
CABI and the Rainforest Alliance have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on ways to help smallholder farmers around the world grow safer and higher quality food – and increase their incomes in the process – through more sustainable agricultural practices. With this partnership, producers will benefit from…
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CABI’s climate change commitment highlighted at COP26

COP26-UK-Presidency
CABI’s commitment to helping millions of smallholder farmers face the hazards driven by climate change was highlighted at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) which took place in Glasgow, Scotland. COP26 aimed to bring the world’s nations together to speed up action towards the goals of…
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Building the policy ecosystem for organic production in Balochistan, Pakistan

Sectoral approaches to land management (increasing production, for instance) are no longer viable to meet global challenges such as poverty alleviation, biodiversity conservation and food production due to mounting pressures from population increases and climate change. Organic production, however, is a more profitable, sustainable and environmentally-friendly approach to agriculture that…
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Urgent need for new approach to combat global grassland degradation

Grassland degradation
Global grasslands are a source of biodiversity and provide a host of benefits to humans, including food production, water supply, and carbon storage. But their future looks bleak without action to halt their degradation and promote their restoration, according to the authors of a new paper published in the journal…
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