Establishing a digital plant health service in Malawi

Pests and diseases contribute to 40% of food loss leading to food insecurity. Synthetic pesticides are the predominant control method but these are associated with negative environmental and health concerns. The extensive use of chemicals has sparked a renewed interest in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) – an effective combination of…
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CABI BioProtection Portal reaches one million milestone

long horned beetle
The CABI BioProtection Portal has reached a landmark after recording one million visits to the resource. Since its launch in 2020, more and more growers and plant health advisors have benefited from the portal. This online and free access digital tool contains information about biocontrol and biopesticide products to fight…
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Data summit features CABI/ODI ground-breaking work to improve food security

Farmer in field
CABI’s approach to increasing data access was featured at the ODI Summit 2022: Data Decade; an event which set out to address the data challenges in the years ahead. Dr Negussie Efa Gurmessa from CABI spoke about how the Open Data Institute’s (ODI) Data Spectrum was applied in the agriculture…
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Assessment of FAIR data principles across the ACIAR research portfolio

ACIAR research
FAIR data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. Recent studies have estimated a huge opportunity cost of not applying FAIR data principles and the positive impact of FAIR on potential economic annual growth.  The project helped the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) to consider the barriers of using…
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CABI highlights digital technology to assist global food security efforts at Africa Agri Expo 2022

CABI has highlighted the use of digital technology to help assist global food security efforts at the 5th Africa Agri Expo 2022 virtual conference – one of the leading agriculture events that connects Africa to the world’s agribusiness industries. Henry Mibei, CABI’s Manager, Digital Development based at its regional centre…
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CABI Academy digital teaching resources addressing agricultural challenges now available in Bangladesh

CABI Academy
The CABI Academy, which addresses a multitude of agricultural challenges faced by smallholder farmers around the world, is now available in Bangladesh – thereby helping extension workers to advise on how to best tackle issues such a crop-devastating pests and diseases. The full suite of courses and resources contained within…
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