Remote sensing use for mapping Parthenium in Pakistan

It is projected that food demand will more than double by 2050 due to climate changes. Food security in Pakistan is particularly reliant on its ability to produce wheat and rice, however, an invasive species of weed, the "Famine Weed" (Parthenium hysterophorus), has been identified as a critical threat to…
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CABI and IFPRI land prestigious $250,000 Inspire Challenge 2018 Scale Up award

CABI and partners the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) have landed a prestigious $250,000 Inspire 2018 Scale Up award for their ground-breaking 'Seeing is Believing' project which uses farmers' own smartphone photographs to help them optimize their agronomic decision-making.
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CABI welcomes Burundi’s Minister for Environment, Agriculture and Livestock and Ambassador to UK

CABI this week further strengthened relations with Burundi by welcoming its Minister for Environment, Agriculture and Livestock, His Excellency Dr Deo-Guide Rurema as well as the country's Ambassador to the UK His Excellency Mr Ernest Ndabashinze.
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Invasive plant pathogens threatening the USA

Invasive plant pathogens represent a threat to US agriculture, forestry and the environment. Accurate information on these pathogens is required to help prevent their introduction and spread. The Plant Pathogens Subcommittee of the US Federal Interagency Committee on Invasive Terrestrial Animals and Pathogens (ITAP) has identified the worst plant pathogen…
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Fight against Fall armyworm in Kenya ‘mobilised’ with new government text messaging campaign

A new weapon in the fight against the Fall armyworm (FAW) caterpillar in Kenya is being launched giving thousands of smallholder farmers free expert help and advice on how to tackle the devastating pest through mobile SMS text messaging.
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Seeing is Believing – empowering farmers with smartphone imaging

Many farmers in the northern Indian states of Haryana and Punjab still rely on inefficient agricultural practices that are ill adapted to climate change. Data can help them. Customised advice, based on localised weather and soil data, pests and diseases, as well as input availability, can improve management practices, productivity…
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