CABI’s climate change commitment highlighted at COP26

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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Promoting biodiversity in grasslands of the Swiss Jura

Swiss landscapes would usually be rich in biodiversity. But due to highly concentrated agricultural practices, the number of regional insects and plants found is declining. The Federal Swiss government is taking action and has introduced a scheme to promote ecological compensation areas that will encourage naturally occurring species. As part…
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CABI provides expertise in new guide to help protect biodiversity and all life on land

Seeds of change
CABI has provided its expertise on the importance of philanthropy in protecting biodiversity and all life on land – as well as how to prevent the introduction of invasive alien species – in a new guide produced by Swiss bank UBS. The publication, entitled ‘Seeds of Change: a guide for…
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Fighting the desert locust through emergency communication campaigns

Roosting Desert Locusts
The desert locust remains a key threat to food security across Eastern Africa unless mitigation measures are put in place to track and combat them. As part of an emergency response to the risk posed by this pest, CABI and partners joined efforts to develop actionable farmer-friendly desert locust content…
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